Kim Swafford, MHA Healthcare Industry Executive, Americas | Microsoft
Kim is a Healthcare Industry Executive at Microsoft, focused on virtual and digital health. In this role she works closely with health providers and payors on driving digital transformation. She has led key partnership opportunities in virtual health. Prior to working at Microsoft, Kim was the Group Vice President of Telehealth at Providence. During her time at Providence, the telehealth program grew to one of the largest provider led programs in the nation, spanning over 120 facilities in 8 states with 50 clinical program offerings. Additionally, Kim was the COO for Clinical Institutes at Providence. In this role, she collaborated on a framework for scaling best practices and developing system-wide clinical institutes spanning 7 states and 25,000 providers. She has held various service line leadership roles at Swedish Health System in Seattle, WA. Her telehealth experience started in 2004, in the first teleICU program in the country at Phillips (VISICU), her focus was to create and scale efficient workflows for remotely monitoring patients in the intensive care unit.
She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University and a graduate degree (MHA) in Healthcare Administration (focused on Informatics) at the University of Washington. Kim was recognized by Modern Healthcare as an “Up and Comer” in the industry.