Denise Basow, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer

Ochsner Health


Dr. Basow joined the Ochsner Executive Team in January 2022 as the
first Chief Digital Officer, with a mission to scale digital innovations that
improve quality, engage patients, and enhance the healthcare provider
experience. She is responsible for innovation Ochsner, a leader in digital
healthcare solution development, virtual health and telemedicine,
consumerism, and the digital health business unit, which deploys remote patient
management solutions focused on chronic diseases. These solutions are deployed
within the Ochsner Health System and commercialized nationally.

Prior to joining Ochsner’s team, Dr. Basow had a 25-year career with global information,
software and professional services leader Wolters Kluwer and healthcare start-up
UpToDate, where she leveraged innovation and technology to improve the quality of
healthcare. She joined UpToDate as a start-up in 1996 and served as CEO for 14
years, including the formation of a larger solutions business, Clinical Effectiveness, that
expanded the mission beyond clinical decision support to include patient engagement
solutions. At the time of her departure, Clinical Effectiveness served more than 2 million
physicians globally and tens of millions of patients.

Dr. Basow received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Duke University and
her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency at
Johns Hopkins University and practiced internal medicine for several years before
joining UpToDate.

Denise is Speaking At

Adopting a Whole-Person Care Approach to Effectively Manage Chronic Conditions

Wednesday, June 21

1:05 PM - 1:55 PM