Dr. John Kenagy has unique experience as a physician, healthcare executive, scholar, advisor, and patient. After receiving his MD with distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical School, he trained in General and Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with board certification in General and Vascular Surgery.
In addition to 20 years’ experience as a vascular surgeon, Dr. Kenagy has been Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff, and Regional Vice President for Business Development with PeaceHealth, a multistate healthcare delivery system. In searching for solutions to what he saw as systemic problems in healthcare, Dr. Kenagy earned a management degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School. He was then appointed a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School from 1998 to 2002.
His Harvard research and teaching focused on innovative companies who excelled when others failed to adapt and change. He founded Kenagy & Associates, LLC (K&A), in 2002 to bring these capabilities to healthcare’s front line.
Michael Arrigo is CEO of No World Borders, a healthcare consulting firm. He advises companies about disruptive healthcare regulations, business models, and emerging technologies, and is a Columnist for Government Health IT News. He was recently quoted in The Wall Street Journal regarding HIPAA. He served as an expert for a U.S. Federal Trade Commission matter involving anti-trust, and the economic impacts of access to clinical data, electronic health records, and ICD-10. Mr. Arrigo led the diligence for a $250 million round of venture capital for well-known venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers involving Medicare Advantage, Accountable Care Organizations, and healthcare analytics.
He advises clients regarding mobile health, real-time location services, ICD-10, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records, and other disruptive regulations. He and his team assist healthcare companies to improve clinical staff efficiency, reduce malpractice liability, improve working capital and receivables related to out of network claims and pharmacy claims.
Mr. Arrigo was SVP of eCommerce at Fidelity and CoreLogic, CEO of an Internet billing company acquired by Citrix, and CEO of LeadersOnline, a venture funded by Heidrick & Struggles prior to its IPO. He earned his degree in Business Administration from the Entrepreneur Program at USC, studied computer science and economics at UC Irvine, and management at Wharton’s executive program. Earlier, Mr. Arrigo competed in the U.S. Olympic trials, training for the event while working full-time with a family.
Virginia leads the effort to integrate the people, coding, processes and IT at Scripps for the trasition to the International Classifcation of Diseases from the World Health Organization (WHO) version 10. Prior to Scripps, Virginia served as program manager at Sharp Healthcare.
by Dan Chavez
Dan Chavez was recently appointed to the position of Executive Director of San Diego Beacon HIE. Mr. Chavez brings over 30 years of Healthcare Information Technology experience to San Diego Beacon, including employment at Independa, Immersion Medical, Availity, Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC), and San Diego’s SAIC. Mr. Chavez received his MBA from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Rick is vice president of Qualcomm and the founder and general manager of Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. He is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy in the wireless health market. Rick is a true champion of healthcare innovation as evidenced by his efforts at Qualcomm Life and in the broader industry. In addition to running Qualcomm Life, Rick oversees all corporate initiatives that drive innovation in wireless health at Qualcomm, including the strategic partnership with Rock Health and the $100 million Qualcomm Life Fund. As an advisor to Telcare, Inc., an early-stage health care device manufacturer, Rick helped the company launch the first cellular enabled diabetes blood glucose meter. Rick is currently an active member of HIMSS and mHIMSS, both non-profit organizations, which are advancing the best use of information and technology for the betterment of healthcare.
Previously, Rick founded and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of ProfitLine, a business he built up from a one-man show into a $35 million enterprise, with 200 team members and 70 Fortune 1000 clients. ProfitLine made it to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies for three consecutive years. Rick not only built a new business, but was also the driving force behind a lucrative new telecommunications industry. Following this experience, Rick brought his technology expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to HCL Expense Management Services Inc., a $50 million subsidiary of HCL Technologies, as Chief Executive Officer. In recognition of his proven ability to succeed in business, Rick was awarded the highly coveted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Rick is also a former Chairman and long-time board member of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of San Diego County and a Chairman of the local chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Rick currently serves as a mentor at the Founder Institute and on the Executive Committee of the San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum where he helps fellow entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from California State University Northridge.
Rick wrote a recent blog entry:
The Outsiders: Why Startups are Crucial to Changing the Broken Health Care System.
17th April 2013