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Dave Abernethy joins CIVHC as VP of Analytics and Data Operations

April 8, 2015
Media Contact: Cari Frank
Phone: (303) 903-6007

Dave Abernethy Joins Center for Improving Value in Health Care as Vice President of Analytics and Data Operations

April 8, 2015 – DENVER – Dave Abernethy, an experienced health care IT specialist, has joined the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) as Vice President of Analytics and Data Operations. Abernethy brings extensive data analytic, leadership and start-up experience to the non-profit organization and is responsible for advancing the availability and usability of data from the Colorado’s All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD). He joins recently named VPs Tracey D. Campbell, VP of Strategy and Business Development, and Jonathan Mathieu, PhD, VP of Research & Compliance and Chief Economist as part of CIVHC’s senior leadership team.

As VP of Analytics and Data Operations, Abernethy is responsible for building and leading all data outputs from the CO APCD and other data sources including publicly available information on Abernethy is also responsible for establishing relationships with key providers, health plans and stakeholders to enhance the availability and usefulness of information and reports to advance the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs.

In conjunction with the research team, Abernethy will support designing and implementing a strategic approach to analyzing existing and new data sources, determine technology and reporting capabilities required, and efficiently allocate resources. In addition, Abernethy is responsible for overseeing new and existing external vendor contracts in support of administering the CO APCD and developing usable, meaningful data and custom reports.

Abernethy’s IT career spans over 17 years with the most recent 10 focused primarily on health care IT. Prior to beginning his career in IT, Abernethy served and retired as a United States Air Force officer, where he was an Assistant Professor and the most junior ranking cadet squadron commander in the United States Air Force Academy’s history. Prior to joining CIVHC, he served as the Chief Technology Officer and Director of IT for the Colorado HealthOP. In this role, Dave helped create the health insurance start-up from the ground-up, and earned recognition from as one of the “top five public sector Customer Relationship Management (CRM) implementations for 2013.” Dave has held multiple additional health care IT roles such as serving as the largest medical device manufacturer’s Chief of CRM and Business Intelligence Technology, where he managed over 15 different applications and implementations.

Abernethy’s energy and passion for advancing health care combined with his strong analytic, team development, vendor and stakeholder relations skills makes him an ideal fit for CIVHC.

Feel free to contact Dave at 720-583-6390, or by email at