Craig Johnson

Founder & Chief Science Officer, Decision Point Healthcare Solutions

Craig founded Decision Point to bring a pragmatic approach to predicting and influencing member patient behavior. After solving complex predictive analytic problems for NASA and with more than 20 years of healthcare IT experience, he is passionate about  bringing the right blending of advanced machine learning and computational mathematics techniques to healthcare.

Craig has more than 25 years of information technology experience as a senior manager, consultant and scientist. He has worked across the healthcare continuum holding senior management positions in both the hospital and healthplan settings. He has successfully managed information technology organizations, led large consulting initiatives in both the public and private sectors, and developed products for the commercial marketplace.

Craig began his career as a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA/JPL) where he developed the agencies first predictive modeling application for planning deep spacecraft (Voyager, Pioneer and other unmanned craft) communication. Since then, he has served in senior information technology management positions at Kaiser Permanente, South Shore Hospital and Neighborhood Health Plan where the plan received the CIO Magazine CIO100 award for “Mastering the Customer Connection” for innovation in Customer Relationship Management.

Craig founded and continues to consult at Synthesis Health Systems where he provides strategic IT advisory consulting services to public and private sector organizations. He teaches at Northeastern University in the Healthcare Informatics graduate program and holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Operations Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium Board of Directors and served as co-chair of the CIO Forum, a consortium of more than 25 Massachusetts healthcare CIOs.

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