Dr. Chris DeRienzo, Chief Medical Officer at Cardinal Analytx Solutions, a predictive analytics company, discusses their mission to use advanced machine learning to better predict and responsibly contain health care costs, while also improving the quality of care.
As Chief Medical Officer for Cardinal Analytx, Chris leads the company’s clinical enterprise, helping connect world-class data science to “better care sooner” for patients, employees, and plan members across the nation.
Recognized by Modern Healthcare in 2018 as one of 15 “Up and Comers” Under 40 and Becker’s as one of healthcare’s “Rising Stars,” Chris has published and presented internationally on leveraging analytics to drive continuous improvement, implementing data science in healthcare, and the intersection of humanity and technology. He is also the author of Tiny Medicine: One Doctor’s Biggest Lessons from His Smallest Patients (Big Eye Books, Summer 2019).
Prior to joining Cardinal, he served as Chief Quality Officer for Mission Health, a $2B integrated delivery system based in Asheville, NC. Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatology, Dr. DeRienzo completed his M.D., Masters in Public Policy, and post-graduate medical training at Duke University. He is still a practicing neonatologist in the Mission Children’s NICU follow-up clinic and volunteers as a member of the Mercy Health (Chesterfield, MO) Board Quality Committee and the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Board of Directors. Nationally, DeRienzo was the fourth medical student elected and re-elected to serve on the AMA Board of Trustees and appointed by the North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2018 to serve on the Medical Care Advisory Committee.