George Halvorson

Former Chief Executive Officer
Kaiser Permanente

George Halvorson is former chief executive officer of Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit health plan and hospital system, serving more than 9 million members and generating about $50 billion in annual revenue. Since taking over as chief executive officer in 2002—a position he held until 2013—he oversaw the organization's $4 billion electronic health-record investment in software and infrastructure, which connected Kaiser's 30-plus hospitals and more than 600 outpatient facilities. Halvorson has written a number of healthcare reform guidebooks and has served as an advisor to the governments of Uganda, Great Britain, Jamaica and Russia on issues of health policy and financing.