Author - David M. Bowen

Dave Bowen is the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Assistant Administrator for Information Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Prior to joining the FAA in February 2006, David spent more than 25 years in healthcare IT management in the provider, payer, consultant, and vendor areas. He most recently served as the Senior Vice President for IT and CIO at Blue Shield of California, a $6.2 billion health plan with more than 2.5 million members. Blue Shield is the second largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in California. While there, David directed Blue Shield’s IT, telecommunication, business recovery, and Web implementation resources with an operating budget in excess of $100 million. He sat on Blue Shield's Operations Committee and its Senior Staff.
Prior to Blue Shield, David was Senior Vice President for Information Management and CIO of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the fifth largest healthcare delivery system in the United States. His responsibilities included oversight of CHW's Information Management and Telecommunications resources located throughout Arizona, California, and Nevada. He also managed CHW’s Year 2000 initiative.
David has also served as the Senior Vice President for Information Systems and CIO at Baptist Health System, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala., a 13-hospital system and the largest integrated healthcare delivery system in Alabama. In addition, he was CIO of its wholly-owned Health Maintenance Organization, Health Partners of Alabama.
He is the former Board Chairman of the Coastside Family Medical Center, former Chairman of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association IT Roundtable, and member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Interplan Technology Advisory Council.


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