A new face has joined the Dayton Children’s Hospital leadership team.
J.D. Whitlock is the pediatrics hospital’s new chief information officer.
“Most often, the parents of our patients are millennials and they have high expectations for customer service,” Whitlock said in a statement. “They are tech savvy and want to take advantage of new automation and communication technologies. That’s an IT guy’s wheelhouse.”
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Whitlock retired from the Air Force and moved back to the Dayton area after previously having been stationed at Wright-Patt. During his career, he managed system operations at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, held various roles in health care informatics at the U.S. Air Force Medical Service headquarters in Falls Creek, Va., and most recently served as the vice president of enterprise intelligence at Mercy Health.
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“I started out in health care with a public health degree so I am passionate about improving the health status of all children, not just those in the hospital,” Whitlock stated. “I want to help build up Dayton Children’s Health Partners – a collaboration between Dayton Children’s and community pediatricians – in order to keep our kids out of the hospital and emergency department to the extent possible. This requires a whole new level of partnership between doctors, the hospital, and insurance companies, and this partnership requires a whole new level of IT support.”