Kevin Kennedy is the executive director for HealthInsight Nevada, where he leads state-specific programs and coordinates with regional operations staff to enhance learning and efficiency for driving change and innovation in communities.
Mr. Kennedy joined HealthInsight as a health care analyst in 1995. His initial experience included leading project teams, functioning as a lead analyst for numerous projects, and providing technical assistance to providers in the outpatient, inpatient, nursing facility and home health settings. He also has training and experience in human factors science and root cause analysis methodology.
In 2013, he became the senior vice president of Nevada operations for HealthInsight, where he was responsible for leading the organization’s quality improvement division in Nevada. As the leader of these initiatives, he oversaw the management of the Medicare quality improvement contract work and other quality improvement-related contracts. In addition, he worked with Nevada operations to develop and launch large new initiatives in Nevada, such as the Enhanced Care and Coordination Provider (ECCP) nursing home program and a statewide health information exchange.
In May 2015, he was promoted to senior vice president of corporate operations for HealthInsight, where he administered the Medicare quality improvement contract work in HealthInsight’s four-state region. In addition, he coordinated the analytic and communications operations throughout the organization. He served this role until being named Nevada executive director in March 2018.
Mr. Kennedy received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from James Madison University, and a Master of Health Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.