John K. Derr, R.Ph
Senior Strategy Consultant
An esteemed asset to the Loran Group, John has a great depth and breadth of expertise in post-acute care management and the development of IT infrastructure for Long Term Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) programs. He has held several executive leadership roles for national networks including skilled nursing, assisted living, mental health and hospice facilities, as well as home care and rehabilitation therapy agencies. He has extensive experience with product development, information technology, technology transfer and product launch. John has successfully worked with and represented most healthcare market segments including hospitals, pharmacies, physician offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living, CMS Regulatory and the Federal Government. Throughout his career, he has authored numerous industry articles and whitepapers.
As CIO and SVP of Golden Living, LLC, John managed a staff of over 130 IT personnel. After assessing the company’s data infrastructure as outdated and insufficient, he recognized that an investment in a strategic plan was needed. He believes interconnectivity in transitions of care is imperative to provide the best patient care and to produce the best possible outcomes. Under John’s leadership, Golden Living was the first LTPAC provider to be a member of a health information exchange (HIE). John went on to form the Long Term Living Workgroup under Newt Gingrich’s Center for Health Transformation. In 2008, he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) representing LTPAC.
John is an authority in the regulatory domain, reshaping the landscape of healthcare by serving on various committees providing consultative support to the Federal Government. Under the direction of the Secretary of Health & Human Services, John coordinated government efforts in longer-term care health information technology.
He consistently demonstrates that strategic clinical technology can assist post-acute care providers by establishing their value proposition in new care delivery and payment models. He shares providers’ common goal of improving quality outcomes and quality of life for the elderly and disabled.
John earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Purdue, as well as a Business Executive Certificate from Indiana University Graduate School of Business. He is currently living outside Seattle, Washington with his wife and has two grown daughters.