Dr. Richard Zane currently serves as the George B. Boedecker Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Professor of Health Administration at the University of Colorado Business School and Chief Innovation Officer for the University of Colorado Health System.
While faculty at Harvard Medical School, with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, Department of Homeland Security and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Dr. Zane formed collaborative industry partnerships to develop tools for preparedness and response to mass casualty care and disaster.
In 2012, Dr. Zane was recruited to the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Hospital as the inaugural chair of the department of emergency medicine where he led a massive redesign of emergency services. This successful redesign focused not only on integrating industrial engineering practices but also partnering with industry to integrate patient and data centric technologic solutions into the care process resulting in dramatic improvements in quality, experience and cost.
Most recently, as Chief Innovation Officer for UCHealth, Dr. Zane has focused on the development of novel industry and venture relationships to bring innovative solutions to healthcare. By partnering with companies, from small start-ups to multinationals, and using the power of data science, remote monitoring and prescriptive intelligence he is attempting fundamentally alter and improve the way in which healthcare is delivered.