John Kenagy Named Interim SVP/CIO of Legacy Health System

March 19, 2012 -- John Kenagy has become interim senior vice president and chief information officer for Legacy Health System. He served as vice president and chief information officer for Providence Health & Services from 2007 to 2012, and was responsible for strategic IS planning and oversight for the organization. He also led the Enterprise Information Services organization providing common system-wide and shared specialized services for administrative applications, IS contracting and procurement, information security and infrastructure technology.

Prior to Providence, Kenagy was the Chief Information Officer at Oregon Health & Science University from 2001 to 2007. His responsibilities included directing the IT department for the health care, academic, research, and community service missions of the university. He has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and serving in his last role as Chief Information Officer for the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network in Long Beach, California.

 Throughout his career, Kenagy has served on a number of national and regional groups, including serving as secretary of the Catholic Health Association CIO Forum (2009-2012), chair of the University Health System Consortium Chief Information Officer Council (2005-2006) and president of the Oregon Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (2003-2004). 

He was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Capella University’s School of Business and Technology in 2007. His doctoral research focused on healthcare information technology implementation success, specifically in computerized provider order entry. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University.  He was awarded a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration at University of Southern California and received the Alexander Cloner Outstanding Student Award at graduation. In 2003, Kenagy was appointed to Fellow status in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. 

 Other notable awards include a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Commendation and American Legion Medal of Valor for deeds following the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and the 1999 Emerging Leader Award by the USC Health Services Administration Alumni Association.

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