Chief Transformation Officer
Dr. Rick Newell is Chief Transformation Officer for CEP America where he is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of strategies, programs, and technologies that enhance and transform enterprise-wide healthcare delivery. Rick oversees innovation, acute psychiatric medicine, neurology, telehealth, and complex care management.
Rick is board certified in Clinical Informatics and Emergency Medicine. He obtained his Masters of Public Health in Healthcare Management from Harvard University and completed his medical education at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he was selected as a Junior AOA member. As a second year medical student, he co-founded a free health clinic that to this day continues to serve the impoverished communities of Buffalo’s Eastside. He was recognized for his work in this area with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Rick completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center.
Rick served as a member of CEP America’s Board of Directors from 2012 to 2016. From 2014 to 2016, he served the Partnership as a Director of Quality & Performance and oversaw telehealth, CMS quality programs, MedAmerica Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs), and the administrative fellowship. In 2013, Rick was recognized for his contributions to the CEP America Partnership with the Distinguished Service Award.