David Wright is a senior executive with GetWellNetwork, an interactive patient care solutions company providing hospitals, health systems and other health care professionals innovative technology, tools and resources to actively engage patients and families to manage their health across the care continuum. In this role, Dave advises health system leaders on the development of strategy for patient engagement across the care continuum, as well as the use of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) technology to improve performance and achieve organizational goals. For the past 15 years, Dave has worked closely with clients to integrate IPC as a care delivery model and to plan, measure and validate its impact on quality, safety, service and financial performance.
Dave’s principal focus at GetWellNetwork is working with the company’s key and strategic client health systems to ensure optimal use and value of this IPC solution. He serves as the senior executive for GetWellNetwork’s partnership with the Veteran’s Health Administration and Defense Health Agencies and he oversees the company’s expansion and operation in international markets.
Dave brings more than 30 years’ experience working in hospitals and health systems in a variety of roles – clinically, operationally and as a key strategist improving patient care access, delivery and outcomes.
Prior to joining the GetWellNetwork, Dave spent 13 years as the chief strategy officer for Inova Health System, one of the largest integrated health systems on the East Coast. Dave previously served as the Vice President of Physician Integration and Managed Care for Health Dimensions, Inc. in San Jose, Calif., where he was responsible for building an integrated care delivery system to manage full risk and succeed in a capitated payment environment.
He is a recognized speaker, author and consulting resource with expertise in patient activation through patient and family engagement. Wright speaks internationally and has served on many committees, panels and task forces including with the World Health Organization to explain, encourage and lead the adoption of patient/family engagement as a core strategy for health care transformation.
Dave has a B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in public health with an emphasis in health care administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dave has served on the board of directors of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), CASA and the Institute for Interactive Patient Care, which he founded to conduct and validate third party research on the impact of IPC.