David Finn is the Health IT Officer for Symantec. Prior to that role he was the CIO and VP of Information Services for Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric integrated delivery systems in the United States. He also served as the Privacy and Security Officer for Texas Children’s.
Mr. Finn has more than 30 years’ experience in the planning, management and control of IT and business processes. He is focused on creating and maintaining trust in and value from information and information systems. Finn’s key skills include IT Governance and Control, Project Management, Systems Selection and Implementation, Business and IT Partnering, and IT Audit, Control and Security. Finn has presented on such topics as project management, professional leadership and staff development, and privacy and security. He has contributed to or written articles on IT Management, Disaster Recovery and Security for such as journals as CIO Digest and Baseline. In 2016, he co-authored The Journey Never Ends: Technology’s Role in Perfecting Health Care Outcomes. Boca Raton: CRC Press for HIMSS Media, writing Chapter 10: “The Future of Information Security in Healthcare.”
Finn holds a BA degree from the University of North Dakota and an MA from Angelo State University. He currently serves on the CHIME Board of Trustees. During 2014, Finn worked closely with CHIME management to create and initiate the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security. In the past, he served on the national Board of HIMSS and on the Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s (ISACA’s) Professional Influence and Advocacy Committee. He is VP of the Patient Care Intervention Center in Houston. In March 2016, Finn was named to the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. This HHS Task Force was a requirement of Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015. He currently serves on the 405(d) Working Group, a project of the Office of the CIO at HHS.