David Chou is the Vice President / Chief Information & Digital Officer for Children's Mercy Kansas City. Children's Mercy is the only free-standing children's hospital between St. Louis and Denver and provides comprehensive care for patients from birth to 21. They are consistently ranked among the leading children's hospitals in the nation. Prior to Children's Mercy David held the CIO position at University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state's only academic health science center. David also served as senior director of IT operations at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and CIO at AHMC Healthcare in California. His work has been recognized by several publications. David is also one of the most mentioned CIOs on social media, and is an active member of both CHIME and HIMSS.