JD, MA, Senior Principal Healthcare Industry Consultant, SAS Institute
Leveraging 20+ years of direct executive-level experience within both the health provider & payer communities, Richard brings a unique perspective of the shared business & delivery issues, along with conflicting incentive structures, for the health provider, payer & informatics/analytic industries. His insight into the opportunities for improved collaboration and coordination across the healthcare spectrum now serves as a foundation for SAS’s leadership within the federal health arena.
His career within the Florida Health Department and County Public Health Unit system, Equicor, CIGNA Healthcare and Teradata Health & Life Sciences has touched many health disciplines including, but not limited to, disease management, care utilization, physician engagement and performance, health fraud detection, and quality & outcomes analysis. In addition to being frequent public speaker, he has also served on two separate HHS-ONC Executive Committees focused on analytics and fraud detection. At each stage of his career, Richard has been engaged in efforts to improve the method of information sharing & collaboration across the healthcare payer & provider sectors. Upon joining SAS, Richard has served both US & global positions to build the commercial health & life science business unit by providing clear alignment of SAS analytic techniques with real-world healthcare issues & challenges. In 2011, he joined the SAS Federal business unit to drive similar impact for federal health initiatives, particularly empowering enterprise insight into the national agenda of improving health, improving care and lowering cost.