Keith Blankenship is a consummate software development and technology executive with more than 24 years of development and engineering experience. He is responsible for the development of technology-enabled services that improve care coordination, collaboration and overall accountability in healthcare. Keith works with prospects and clients to fully understand their existing technology and how Lumeris’ technology-enabled services for population health management align with their current infrastructure and fulfill their needs. Keith’s expertise enables Lumeris to put into practice its new way of thinking about the transition from volume to value. Technology solutions enable consumers to interact directly with their physicians and their insurers so they can take charge of their own healthcare and reduce healthcare spending. Keith is instrumental in helping healthcare organizations adopt Lumeris’ unique model that guarantees clinical and financial outcomes. By adopting this model, Essence Healthcare, a Lumeris client, has received a 4.5-Star rating or higher from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the quality of services it delivers to its Medicare Advantage (MA) members for six years in a row. He works with technology partners to provide new services and capabilities to further advance Lumeris’ proven population health management platform. Prior to joining Lumeris, Keith was director of application development at Coventry Health Care and held various management positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri. Early in his career, Keith was a researcher in the McDonnell Douglas Artificial Intelligence (AI) Labs. He was able to transition his experience in AI and machine learning to healthcare.