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Ben Zaniello

A practicing Infectious Disease physician, Ben is also a technologist at heart, focused on healthcare innovation for Population Health and the transition to value-based care for all patients. His passion for care transformation comes from firsthand experience. Most recently Ben worked at Providence St. Joseph Health, as their Chief Medical Information Officer in Population Health. He ran his division’s vendor selection and was responsible for the technical infrastructure that supports Providence’s risk-based contracts, including their landmark direct to employer contracts with Boeing and Intel. He also led projects on consumer experience optimization, EMR integration/data exchange with Providence’s strategic partners, and digital innovation projects with Providence’s Venture investment fund. Prior to Providence, Dr. Zaniello did NIH-funded translational research in population health at the University of Washington while consulting in healthcare technology. Previously, he worked at the early Java start-up Marimba as well as the enterprise software company Trilogy in Austin, Texas, where he helped build their Healthcare and Financial Services practice. Dr. Zaniello continues to practice in medicine, focusing on Utah’s high-risk populations. His undergraduate work was at Stanford (in Architecture, German, and Computer Science) but he returned home to his native Kentucky for medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He did his Internal Medicine residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center and Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of Washington where he also received his Master’s in Public Health.

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