Craig Johnson, Principal Consultant
Craig Johnson has more than 25 years of information technology experience as a senior manager, consultant and scientist.
has worked across the healthcare continuum having worked for provider/hospital, payer, consulting and product organizations.
He has successfully managed information technology organizations, led large consulting initiatives in both the public and private sectors, and developed products for the commercial marketplace.
Mr. Johnson began his career as a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA/JPL).
He then joined the consulting firm of Information Sciences, Inc. where he leveraged the analytic planning techniques he developed at JPL for both private sector companies and government agencies including Gallo Wineries, NASA Headquarters, Marshall Space Flight Center, Lewis Research Center, and Wallops Island Test Center.
Migrating to healthcare in 1991, Mr. Johnson served in progressively more senior information technology management positions at Kaiser Permanente, South Shore Hospital and Neighborhood Health Plan where he was CIO.
In 2002, he
as Chief Technology Officer providing consulting services (primarily to the public sector) and an intervention management application to managed care plans.
In late 2008, he founded Synthesis Health Systems providing strategic IT advisory consulting services to public and private sector organizations including data integration/warehousing, risk identification, outcomes analysis and performance dashboarding.
Mr. Johnson also teaches at Northeastern University in the Healthcare Informatics graduate program.
primary interest is in managing the data issues in integrated care delivery, population management, outcome improvement and risk management.
Mr. Johnson holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Operations Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BS from Middlebury College.
While at RPI
received the Huston Teaching Prize (voted best teacher by students).
He has been a member of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium Board of Directors and served as co-chair of the CIO Forum, a consortium of more than 25 Massachusetts healthcare CIOs.
While CIO at Neighborhood Health Plan, he received the CIO Magazine CIO100 award for "Mastering the Customer Connection" for innovation in Customer Relationship Management.