Katie Dickens

UK HealthCare recently announced the appointment of Katie Dickens in the role of chief digital and information officer (CDIO). Dickens will report directly to Brian Nichols, enterprise chief information officer of UK.

Dickens will have responsibility for leadership and oversight of the UK HealthCare Information Technology team, serving as chief strategist for information technology planning and implementation within UK HealthCare, as well as a change agent for digital health technologies. As CDIO, she will oversee Health Information Management (HIM), the chief nursing information officer and clinical/Epic information services (specifically acute, pharmacy, ambulatory, revenue cycle, imaging radiology and patient financial).

Dickens will maintain key relationships with clinical leadership, College of Medicine department chairs, and the deans and IT staff of UK’s health profession colleges.

Bringing a wealth of more than 20 years of progressive experience in health care operations, Dickens most recently was vice president of technology applications at Bronson Healthcare in Michigan. In that role, she expertly managed the IT application portfolio for clinical services, specialties and diagnostics, the revenue cycle, and corporate functionalities. Moreover, she played a pivotal role in delivering solutions for consumer health products, community health initiatives and the financial management of information technology.

Dickens holds a bachelor’s degree in organization management and a master’s degree in business administration and management, both earned at Central Michigan University.