Mary Kay Payne

Professor and Chair of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences - Palomar Health Medical Group

Mary Kay Payne is the Chief Population Health Officer at Arch Health Partners, a top performing medical group located in Inland North San Diego County affiliated with Palomar Health.   Mary Kay joined the organization in 2010 overseeing a technology landscape which has supported the growth of the medical group from 40 providers and 2 locations to over 100 providers and 12 locations in the past four years. In addition to strategic growth, Mary Kay’s other focus, and passion, is quality health care.  Her personal motto is “Technology doesn’t care for patients, people do”.    Mary Kay works in partnership with clinical leadership to champion technology that directly enhances the patient experience and their health outcomes. Providing technology to those who directly care for patients (e.g., physicians, nurses, technicians.) in the most effective, efficient and patient-centered manner remains a core motivation. Prior to joining Arch, Mrs. Payne held multiple positions at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA, including Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Planning and Decision Support. Mary Kay earned her Masters of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Bachelors in Political Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.   Mary Kay is a founding member of the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and is also a member of the California Association of Physician Group (CAPG) Information Technology Committee.  She is also a member of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

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