Kaiser Permanente Northern California KP HealthConnect Physician Leader
Brian Hoberman is the physician leader of KP HealthConnect (KPHC), the comprehensive EHR system in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region. He leads an organization that comprises approximately 60 nurse, physician and pharmacist informaticists. His teams include approximately 200 non-clinical staff who provide reporting and analytics, solution development, clinical content, project management, build, production support, testing, communications and training services. Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region cares for more than 3.5 million patients. There are 65,000 users of KPHC, of whom more than 7000 are physicians. Previously Brian was the leader of KP HealthConnect for KP's 21 Northern California Hospitals, Emergency Departments and inpatient/outpatient surgery centers leading the 4-year transition from paper-based processes to full and successful adoption of EHR-based processes, attaining HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 recognition.
Brian’s role in KPHC began in 2002 when he participated in the vendor selection process for KP’s EMR. After selection of Epic Systems, he led the design and configuration of EpicCare Inpatient, ASAP, HIMS, OpTime, and parts of the Clarity and Willow applications for Northern California. Brian collaborated closely with leaders at Epic to improve features and functionality. Brian led the development of the initial clinical content and workflows in the KP Northern California region. He subsequently led the development of the governance committees and support/training infrastructure needed to manage content and workflow. In 2010 he was awarded the TPMG Exceptional Contribution award for his work on KPHC.
He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a practicing hospitalist at Kaiser Permanente’s San Francisco Hospital, where he has worked clinically since 1997. Prior to his work in KPHC, Brian was a local leader in Quality and Risk. He has an MD degree from UCSF Medical School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.