Dr. Charles D. Kennedy currently serves as Chief Population Health Officer for Healthagen, an Aetna subsidiary. In this role, he is responsible for leading Healthagen’s population health and care management strategies and working with health systems and provider organizations to design and implement population health management programs. Previously, Dr. Kennedy served as Chief Executive Officer of Aetna’s Accountable Care Solutions division, where helped to establish one of the larges accountable care organizations in the US. Charles is a recognized expert in health care and health information technology. He was a founding commissioner of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) and is currently the health insurance industry representative on the HIT Policy Committee.
He also serves on the AHIP Foundation Board of Directors and the advisory board for the Center for Healthcare Innovation, Healthcare and Life Science Innovation Lab. Prior to Aetna, Charles was Vice President of Health Information Technology for WellPoint, Chief Executive Officer at CareAssured, which he co-founded, and Director of Strategic Informatics at Blue Shield of California. He was on the medical staff at Kaiser Permanente and other Northern California medical facilities for seven years. Charles holds an M.D. in Internal Medicine from the University of California at Los Angeles, an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Health Care Economics from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Genetics from the University of California at Berkeley.