David Bowen

DOD - Defense Health Agency
Director for Defense Health Agency and CIO for the Military Health System

David Bowen is the Director of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Directorate for the Defense Health Agency and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Military Health System.

As the Director of the Health IT Directorate, Mr. Bowen’s primary focus is the consolidation, reengineering, and standardization of the HIT services in order to improve cost structure and deliver a single integrated HIT platform in support of an integrated health system. He works closely with the Army, Navy, and Air Force Surgeons General to ensure that the transition to HIT Shared Service operating model is well managed.

As the MHS CIO, Mr. Bowen is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and to the Department of Defense medical leaders on all matters related to information management and information technology.

In his previous position as Assistant Administrator, Information Services, and CIO at the Federal Aviation Administration, Mr. Bowen led an information technology enterprise with more than 1,000 staff members and helped oversee a budget of more than $3 billion.

Mr. Bowen’s extensive experience in health care comes from roles as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Blue Shield of California and as Senior Vice President, Information Management, and Chief Information Officer at Multi-hospital Ssystems of 7, 14 and 50 hospitals. He was recognized as a Top 50 Public Sector CIO by Information Week in 2010 and 2011.

Mr. Bowen has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Ursinus College and a Master’s Degree in Business with Distinction from the Johnson Graduate School of Business at Cornell University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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