Conrad Band has been named permanent Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He has held the CIO role in an interim capacity since May 2021.
Band joined CHLA in 2017 as Chief Information Security Officer, where he worked to create a security ecosystem that not only protects the hospital’s valued patients and clinicians but also utilizes the latest technology to improve operations and enhance clinical outcomes. He took on the interim CIO role in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Band will oversee all CHLA Information Services (IS) teams — IT operations; infrastructure; technology training and adoption; information security and applications — as well as key vendors that provide technology solutions for CHLA. In addition to leading deployment, improvement and streamlining of IS resources, policies, procedures and standards to achieve CHLA’s clinical, operational and business needs, he partners closely with research, academic and data leadership to collectively drive strategic utilization of data and supporting technologies; leads enterprise-wide communications on the progress and performance of IT initiatives; and oversees planning to enhance and support clinical and business applications, cybersecurity, voice (phone) and other network infrastructure and services.