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Khalid Turk

Chief Healthcare Info Tech Officer

County of Santa Clara

Khalid Turk is a highly experienced executive IT leader with a strong focus on strategic, operational, and growth initiatives in the healthcare IT sector. With over two decades of experience, Khalid has showcased consistent growth throughout his career, transitioning from hands-on technical roles to leading Information Technology divisions. He has had the privilege of constructing and directing highly efficient teams to successfully execute projects and initiatives of varying scales, ranging from implementing Electronic Medical Record systems to launching new hospitals and clinics.

As a healthcare technology leader, Khalid has achieved notable accomplishments that have enhanced operational efficiency and reduced costs. He is recognized by customers, peers, and team members as a kind, compassionate, and inspiring leader who fosters consensus and delivers outstanding results across all domains of a healthcare system.

Here are some key accomplishments that Khalid Turk takes pride in:

  • Currently serving as the Chief Healthcare Information Technology Officer, Khalid manages a vast customer base of over 14,000 across three hospitals, more than 20 clinics, and both Behavioral and Public Health departments. He leads a team of 220 individuals and oversees a budget exceeding $140M. Khalid has successfully managed and supervised several pandemic-related projects, including the establishment of testing and vaccination sites, Telehealth expansion, system upgrades, and numerous other projects.
  • Under Khalid's leadership, the tech team achieved the prestigious HIMSS Stage 7 status for all three hospitals. This distinction, reached by only 8% of US hospitals, signifies the optimization of Electronic Medical Records to enhance care and utilize data for improving patient outcomes.
  • Khalid led the successful rollout of Netsmart MyAvatar EHR for the Behavioral Health Services Department, contributing to improved patient care within that department.
  • He directed the hospital acquisition program, expanding County IT systems to include O'Connor and St. Louise Regional hospitals, thereby extending the reach of quality healthcare services.
  • Khalid's efforts enabled the Behavioral Health Services Department to recover over $60 million in revenue that was previously stuck due to operational and technical errors.
  • He orchestrated the implementation program for the Sobrato Pavilion hospital, a multi-million-dollar project involving 168 beds. This included the rollout of multiple new IS systems aimed at improving patient care and experience.

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