Curtis Dikes

Director Clin/Bus/Safety Systems & Innovation
Kaiser Permanente
Curtis Dikes is the Director, Clinical/Business/Safety Systems and Innovation for Kaiser Permanente, based at the West Los Angeles medical center. As a key administration member, he leads strategy and technology innovation leveraging existing business models while discovering, capturing and integrating innovative technologies and processes into enhanced care delivery and frequently leads key clinical and technology pilots for the regional and corporate offices allowing the ability to explore new technologies and processes in a live environment for the benefit of the overall organization. As the former Chief Nursing [Informatics] Cisco Systems, Curtis was the recognized clinical leader for nursing and other healthcare focused areas at Cisco. An active member of advisory boards, including Medical, Curtis is Past-President of the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA), and was appointed the first clinician and non-engineer board member to the US Board of Examiners for Clinical Engineering Certification, Healthcare Technology Foundation. Curtis has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing and Minor in Biomedical Ethics from University of Southern California, Los Angeles; a Masters of Science degree in Nursing as an Acute-Tertiary Care Nurse Practitioner (specializing in Vascular, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery) from University of Pennsylvania, and a Post-Masters in Nursing and Healthcare Informatics from Duke University.