Curt Kwak, MBA, CHCIO, CPHIMS, has over twenty years of technology experience, which includes over 12 years of technology management experience. Curt currently serves the role of Chief Information Officer for the WA State Health Benefit Exchange. Prior to this role, he held the role of Chief Information Officer over the Western Washington region for Providence Health & Services.
Curt was also the Director of IT Infrastructure & Operations at Alltel Communications, providing executive oversight over IT migration & integration of Western Wireless with Alltel, homogenizing the environment for consistency, efficiency and optimal cost control.
Curt has contributed to the healthcare industry by providing views & opinions to publications such as Healthcare IT News, Information Week, Health System CIO, and Healthcare Informatics. He is an active member of both HIMSS and CHIME.
Curt earned his Executive M.B.A. from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering also from the University of Washington. He has successfully completed the CIO Institute Certification program from the Haas Business School at U of California, Berkeley. Curt is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, formally trained & certified through Oriel.
Curt is a member of the HIMSS WA Chapter board, elected as the Secretary of the Board. He is also a board member at PMWF and is a CHCIO (Certified Health CIO).