Jason Chaffin Joins DCA as Chief Information Officer, Richard Capilla Named Chief Technology Officer
The senior leadership team is excited to announce that Jason Chaffin has joined Dental Care Alliance as Chief Information Officer, and Richard Capilla will become our Chief Technology Officer, reporting directly to Jason. This investment in the IT leadership team is critical to support DCA’s growth and position our IT infrastructure, clinical systems and digital consumer strategies, as a leader in the DSO industry.
Jason Chaffin is an accomplished technology leader with significant transformation, integration and optimization experience in both high-growth and mature operating environments. He comes to DCA from LifePoint Health, an $8 billion health system with locations in more than 85 communities across the country.
Jason most recently served as Vice President of IT Strategy and Shared Services at LifePoint, where he led a team of 200 and was directly responsibility for all IT strategy, system integration (applications and infrastructure), IT governance, data and operational excellence. He also led all technology innovations, including transformation efforts to redefine healthcare delivery processes through the use of emerging technologies in the areas of telemedicine/mobility, patient engagement and regulatory strategies. In addition, Jason led M&A activities as related to integrating new acquisitions into LifePoint’s standardized platforms.
Richard Capilla will continue to provide leadership in the key areas of IT infrastructure, systems and clinical technologies as Chief Technology Officer; and, will support Jason, Dental Care Alliance and all of our affiliated practices in the execution of IT strategies.
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Founded in 1991, DCA is one of the largest multi-branded dental support organizations in the U.S. with more than 300 affiliated practices in 20 states. DCA-affiliated practices provide patients with a wide range of dental services including general dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. DCA provides dentists with clinical autonomy, career satisfaction, and growth opportunities by reducing day-to-day administrative responsibilities so they can focus on providing the best clinical care to each patient.
I get to practice dentistry my way. I went into a practice with a mentor doctor, so I can get advice if there’s a case I haven’t seen before. Plus, there’s a lot of room for growth. The plan is for me to become the senior doctor at my own office.