HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
March 5-5, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV

David Higginson

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Phoenix Children's Hospital

David Higginson joined Phoenix Children's in 2011 as the chief information officer. As CIO, he oversaw all aspects of information and technology strategy, execution and design of systems implementation and growth and maintenance of the technology infrastructure. As chief administrative officer, David is responsible for human resources, information technology, process optimization, marketing and materials management. In addition, he is responsible for executive oversight of the Chan Soon-Shiong Children’s Precision Medicine Institute at Phoenix Children’s.

David is also an innovator and entrepreneur. He successfully launched and developed his own healthcare software company, commercialized numerous innovations into patents and successful products, and is passionate about process improvement and operational efficiency. He speaks regularly at children’s hospital and healthcare IT conferences on the evolving role of technology as the efficiency platform that underpins care delivery, and the importance of the IT team as leaders of operational change.

Prior to taking his position at Phoenix Children’s, David was chief information technology officer at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Little Rock, Arkansas. During his tenure at ACH, he implemented more than 500 systems and was instrumental in building the IT department as the hospital doubled in size. In In 2016, Higginson was named CHIME Innovator of the Year and was awarded AZ Top Tech’s CIO of the Year in 2017.

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