Ken Levitan named Chief Administrative Officer at Einstein
Ken Levitan has returned to Einstein Healthcare Network as Chief Administrative Officer, resuming his long tenure of leadership at Einstein with broader responsibilities.
While previously serving as Chief Information Officer, Levitan led the transformation of Einstein’s use of information technology, including the development and implementation of a network-wide electronic medical record system known as Albert Einstein Clinical Information System (AECIS), and the installation of $25 million of IT equipment and software to support the opening of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery.
“I’m glad to return to an institution whose leaders have always embraced progress and improvement,” Levitan said. “I look forward to helping Einstein confront the many challenges in the health care industry with innovation, vision, and devotion to patient care.”
Einstein CEO and President Barry R. Freedman hailed Levitan’s return. “Ken has a deep understanding of both the changes taking place in the healthcare industry and Einstein itself,” he said. Levitan will work with senior leadership and the Board of Directors to “continue expanding our geographic reach, attracting more patients, improving the accessibility of care and exploring opportunities for strategic partnerships and alliances,” Freedman said. He also will have oversight for several Einstein departments, including Human Resources, Information Services and Government Relations.
Levitan was a part of Einstein’s team for 10 years, from 2005 through 2015, before leaving to become executive director in the Healthcare Provider practice at Ernst & Young. He’d worked at Ernst & Young earlier in his career as a vice president and senior manager.
During Levitan’s tenure as CIO, Einstein received the IT Innovator Award of Excellence from the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies for AECIS. He also implemented an Enterprise Resource Planning System, PRISM, that resulted in millions of dollars in savings for the health network.