A specialist in health information technology, Richard seeks to unlock the power of data within electronic health records and other systems in order to improve patient care. He has extensive clinical, operational and technical knowledge and experience, including eHealth, telehealth and telemedicine.
Richard spent 20 years in clinical medicine, initially in the US Navy, where he pioneered the use of telemedicine, establishing the Naval Telemedicine Business Office including ship-to-shore communications.
After the Navy he joined IBM as Chief Medical Officer, carrying out research and clinical consulting, as well as software and infrastructure improvements, setting the direction for clinical healthcare IT solutions. Richard then worked for Microsoft, developing and delivering innovative health IT solutions to hospitals, health systems and communities.
He is passionate about the possibilities for technology, to better share information between providers and patients, improve operational performance and raise the quality of patient care while lowering the cost.
Richard is a past president of the American Telemedicine Association and was a member of the Clinical Advisory Group of the National Alliance for Health Information Technology. He has a BA from Rice University, Houston, and gained his Doctorate in medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.