Rick VanNess

Director of Product DevelopmentTriCore Reference LaboratoriesAlbuquerque, NM
Rick VanNess

Bio: Director of Product Development, TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Rick VanNess is leading an innovative team at TriCore to fully operationalize various products and services that augment TriCore’s 20 years of laboratory testing, diversify its business, and position TriCore for value based care. Clinical Analytics, its first commercialized product, uses advanced and patent pending algorithms to risk stratify populations and produce real-time actionable information to help customers improve outcomes and lower the cost of care. This first product has helped clients exceed assigned quality measures, produce better outcomes, and determine value-based collaborations. Clinical Analytics represents first phase of TriCore’s value-based care strategy that is further defined within a paper Mr. VanNess was a co-author on in the Journal of Laboratory Applied Medicine.
In addition to assisting TriCore in its inventive change, Mr. VanNess is President of the New Mexico Biotechnology and Bioscience Organization aimed to foster and grow the biotech industry in New Mexico. Rick is also a Scientific Reviewer for the University New Mexico’s Main Institutional Review Board assuring studies involving human subjects are performed appropriately. Previously, he developed and commercialized the first teleretinal screening network for VisionQuest Biomediocal, an alternative method for patients to comply with diabetic eye exam needs. VanNess has over twelve years of experience in informatics, science, product development, and medical research.
Mr. VanNess 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.