Dick Flanigan, FACHE

CEO
Digital Health KC

Dick is an experienced health information technology leader with over 30 years focused on using information and data to drive fundamental change in healthcare. Dick recently retired from Oracle Cerner Corporation, where he held various senior management positions. Dick led regional and national client organizations throughout his career, including some of Cerner’s largest and most important client relationships. In 2014-2017 Dick led Cerner’s most significant acquisition, Siemens Health Services, and was President of Cerner Health Services with 5000 associates and operations in a dozen countries. From 2017 to 2020, Dick led Cerner’s IT Outsourcing business Unit, ITWorks, with over 2000 associates in 35 client organizations. In 2020, Dick co-led Cerner’s COVID response to clients by organizing a multi-disciplinary team of over 400 associates to help clients address COVID in their organization and community. Most recently, Dick led Cerner’s Regulatory Strategy and Policy practices.

Post Cerner, Dick is working as an advisor and investor with early-stage companies in the Digital Health space. Dick Co-leads Digital Health KC, a community-wide initiative building upon the extensive cluster in place today focused on using digital technologies to improve healthcare and foster growth and collaboration in the digital health community in the KC region.

Dick is active in the KC community, and his passion for healthcare is also shared in working with higher education. Dick serves on the Board of Donnelly College (former Board Chair), an urban private college primarily serving first-generation college students. Dick also serves on the Board of the University of Missouri Kansas City. Dick is a member of the Ethical Use of AI Taskforce at the Center for Practical Bioethics.

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