Dick Taylor, MD, serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. In his position, Dr. Taylor focuses on integrating IT efforts with the clinical and operational ownership needed to capture permanent and positive changes within healthcare institutions.
Dr. Taylor’s career started in software engineering, working for numerous high technology firms from 1978 to 1994. He was a developer for operating systems, designed high-availability and embedded software, helped write educational computing systems, and did user interface research. Dr. Taylor led software development teams, customer support groups, and applications engineers. In 1994, Dr. Taylor gave up full-time software engineering to enter medical school.
He received his M.D. from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1998, and completed a three-year pediatric residency at The Children’s Hospital of Denver (now Children’s Hospital of Colorado) in 2001. Dr. Taylor has practiced as a pediatric hospitalist with Kaiser Permanente, managed FDA-approved medical device development projects, and served as a physician executive for McKesson Corporation. In early 2008, Dr. Taylor joined Providence Health and Services as the Chief Medical Information Officer for the Oregon region. In 2010, he accepted the role of Chief Program Officer, forming and leading Providence's Epic Implementation team. In 2012, while continuing with this role, Dr. Taylor also became Providence's Chief for IS Strategy and Business Development. In May 2013, he left Providence to take his current role.
A native of Colorado and a resident at various times of Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington, Dr. Taylor currently lives in the Denver area with his wife and the youngest of his six children.