Tawny Tran, BSN, MBA, Director of Information Technology
As director of information technology for Ovation, Tawny Tran oversees all of Ovation’s information technology operations and network security. She is responsible for establishing Ovation’s IT policies and systems, analyzing the business needs of all departments, and purchasing and maintaining equipment and software. Additionally, she works to implement software and hardware upgrades, and to pinpoint and eliminate security vulnerabilities to protect Ovation’s data.
She joined the Ovation finance and IT team in 2020, after serving as director of the IT implementation and planning group of Anthem CareMore Health in Cerritos, California.
Earlier in her IT career, she served as a senior clinical consultant for Molina Healthcare and as director of information services clinical solutions for St. Joseph Health. She also has experience as an IT applications manager for UCLA Health System, an administrator for HealthCare Partners in Pasadena, California, and an IT senior business consultant for Kaiser Permanente.
Tran grew up in Saigon, Vietnam, and attended McMaster University in Canada, where she obtained both a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and as Master of Business Administration degree. She began her nursing career at McMaster University Fertility Center (now ONE Fertility). She switched her career path into information technology in 1998, when hospital systems were concerned about a potential Y2K IT crisis, and worked on migrating legacy AS400 IBM systems to client server architecture and distributed computing.
Since then, Tran has worked with large hospital systems, medical groups with thousands of doctors, and national health plans to set up their electronic medical records and practice management systems, data warehouses, and data mining for real-time reporting.