Dave Gravender, MBA
As Chief Information Officer, Mr. Dave Gravender leads the operation of Information Systems for Alameda Health System (AHS). He is an expert on improving patient safety, organizational performance, and clinical functionality through information technologies, and has a wealth of experience as an analyst, programmer, team leader and facilitator.
At AHS, his expertise are critical to helping solve some of the organization’s biggest challenges, from system-wide implementation of electronic health records (EHRs), to managing vendor agreements, to ensuring highly available and secure infrastructure.
Mr. Gravender has been leading AHS into state-of-the-art automation which is characterized by: consolidation of multiple disparate systems into a single integrated EHR system, enhancement of patient safety and quality, qualification for federal meaningful use criteria, and maximizing return on the organization’s IT investments.
Mr. Gravender comes to AHS from Kaweah Delta Health Care District in Visalia, California, where he served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer since 1998. He was charged with four departments, 139 employees, and a budget of $25 million. Between 1985 and 1998, Mr. Gravender worked for Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he served as Director of Information Systems.
Mr. Gravender earned his Master’s of Business Administration in 1998 from the University of Indianapolis. He earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 1982 from Eastern Michigan University.