Data Book Podcast: Talking with Kevin Olson of Jupiter Medical Center

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Kevin Olson is the chief information officer of Jupiter Medical Center, one of south Florida's top hospitals. He talks about digital transformation, cybersecurity and helping patients.

Kevin Olson certainly knows about multi-tasking in a crisis.

Olson is the chief information officer of Jupiter Medical Center, one of the top hospitals in south Florida. In this episode of the Data Book podcast, Olson discusses managing digital transformation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kevin Olson, chief information officer of Jupiter Medical Center

Kevin Olson, chief information officer of Jupiter Medical Center

“It’s been a unique challenge that I think we’ve never faced before,” Olson says.

He talked about the challenge of his role in the COVID-19 pandemic, while meeting the needs of caregivers taking care of patients and being agile to tackle important tasks.

Olson also discusses dealing with cyberattacks, a problem that has affected many hospitals. The medical center has worked with partners to fortify the medical center’s defenses.

“We’ve had an unprecedented amount of cyberattacks going on,” he says.

Olson stressed the importance of senior leadership and the board in changing the culture and getting everyone in the organization to take cybersecurity seriously.

And he talked about making it easier for consumers to engage with the healthcare system, and why patients of all ages are embracing technology.


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