Janet Liang was inducted into the Health Category in 2018.
Janet Liang is President of Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region and a leader in the use of technology to advance clinical excellence, address disparities in health access and provide more affordable care to thousands of people across the northern part of the State. Under her direction, Kaiser Permanente has fully deployed telehealth programs that include phone and video appointments and e-consultations, providing some 21 million secure e-visits last year. In rural communities where sub-specialists are typically hours away, these innovations provide immediate access to specialists and have helped to save many lives. Janet is also a committed community leader who plays a central role in efforts to boost the prospects of low-income youth and families, improve the quality of care within Alameda County’s safety net health system and help local women gain leadership skills and achieve professional advancement.