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Dr. Rick May, Senior Principal at Vizient Inc shares about focusing on the Right Data to help drive Quality at the Source
2nd December 2021 • Connecting the Dots • Skip Steward
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Rick May,

MD, Senior Principal, Orthopedic Surgeon.  Rick brings

over 20 years of experience in the health care industry. His areas of expertise

and professional skills include creating clinical quality improvement programs

for hospitals and physician groups, clinical supply integration strategy,

service line optimization, and building actionable solutions to clinical

challenges using health care data and analytics. Among his key achievements and

accomplishments, Rick achieved 30-60 percent reductions in hospital mortality

and complications by implementing evidence-based best practice systems at multiple

hospitals. He has delivered over 1,000 presentations on health care quality and

value to thousands of physicians, nurses, hospital staff and executive teams.

Prior to joining Vizient, Rick worked for almost 20 years as

an orthopedic surgeon in Denver specializing in general orthopedics and ortho

trauma surgery. He ran the orthopedic trauma programs at four Denver-area

hospitals. Rick worked for over 10 years with Ascent Clinical Quality

Improvement and Healthgrades as the leader of their clinical quality

improvement consulting teams. In these roles, he worked with over 100 U.S.

hospitals on clinical quality improvement projects in multiple clinical areas

including orthopedic and spine surgery, CT surgery, heart failure, sepsis,

stroke, pneumonia and surgical perioperative optimization. He is a frequent

speaker in the areas of quality, data analytics and clinical quality

improvement. Previously, he served as senior medical director at Pinnacol

Assurance, Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Rick led

all of Pinnacol’s clinical data analytics and program development related to

improving care for injured workers.


Prior to starting clinical practice, Rick completed graduate

work in advanced mathematics, analytics and biostatistics. He also worked as a

researcher and computer programmer for NASA in the Life Sciences Division at

the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Contact CEOD@bmhcc.org if you have any questions about claiming credit.


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