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senior director, Cerner Population Health
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As senior director of population health, James Kanary focuses on driving new business into markets including health plans, employers, life sciences, and other non-provider markets. He makes an impact on clients by working to evaluate, select, and implement a variety of health care information technology (HCIT) solutions including electronic medical records (EMR), knowledge-driven care, clinically-driven revenue cycle, and population health platforms.

James joined Cerner in 2000 as a client representative for multiple health systems in the western and central United States. He has held roles with the company such as client results executive for multiple clients in Ohio, and developed an Agile Business Unit focusing on complementing non-Cerner EMR systems via interoperability and enhanced workflows. He was then responsible for Cerner’s Critical Care and Emergency Medicine business units. In 2012-2015 Kanary took on responsibilities for large, multi-state integrated delivery network clients.

During his time at Cerner, James has owned responsibility for client satisfaction, implementations, and innovation partnerships. In 2002 he was voted Client Executive Rookie of the Year, and is a three-time winner of Cerner’s Millennium Club award. He also received the Collaboration Award in 2009.

James is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has a bachelor of science in political science and psychology. He currently services as director for Pike University, offering education and leadership training to undergraduate students in North America.