Bio: An experienced product manager in Southwest New Mexico, Rick VanNess’ current objective is diversifying TriCore Reference Laboratories through operationalizing various products and services to augment its current reference laboratory testing. Targeted Interventions, its first commercialized product, uses innovative and copyrighted clinical analytics to risk stratify populations with actionable insights to increase care coordination effectiveness, resulting in better health outcomes and lowering the total cost of care. Additional products and services being developed for TriCore include facilitated intervention, health risk assessment and the patient engagement center.
VanNess is also CEO of Mozak, a New Mexico startup focusing on diagnosing and managing mild traumatic brain injury. Previously, he developed and commercialized the first teleretinal screening network as an alternative method for patients to comply with diabetic eye exam needs. VanNess has over ten years of experience in informatics, science, statistics, product development, and medical research.
He holds a Master of Science degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental health from New Mexico State University. He was recently honored as one of the Top 40 Individuals under the Age of 40 in New Mexico.