Rick A. Cnossen, MS


Rick A. Cnossen is the general manager of Health IT and Imaging Analytics for Intel’s Datacenter Health & Life Science (HLS) Group.  His team is responsible to identify and develop the next generation of technology solutions to meet strategic HLS customer needs.  Previous to that, Cnossen ran several worldwide healthcare innovation centers.  In addition, Cnossen served as the worldwide director for Intel’s Health IT Sales & Marketing Group where he was responsible for Intel’s Health IT strategy and product enabling.

Cnossen joined Intel in 2000 as an Engineering Manager and Director and was a founding member of Intel’s Digital Health Group in 2005, which formed a joint venture called “Care Innovations—An Intel GE Company” (www.careinnovations.com).  Throughout his career, he has been involved in product development in many fields including; Healthcare Big Data and Analytics, Medical Devices, Telco Modular Servers, Tactical Defense data collection / analysis, Hierarchical Data Assimilation and Storage, and High Performance Computing.

Cnossen has a successful track record of launching and leading healthcare industry consortia efforts. He currently serves as Vice Chair the HIMSS Board and has previously served as a board member with the HL7 Advisory and HITSP.  He previously served as president & CEO for the Continua Health Alliance and continues to serve on its board.  He is a participating member of the ISO/IEEE 11073 Personal Health Data WG, the Health Level Seven (HL7) Structured Document Technical Committee, the USB Personal Health Device WG, the WiFi Alliance Healthcare WG, and the Bluetooth Medical Device WG.

Cnossen is widely recognized as a global leader in healthcare innovation with specific expertise in personal health technologies and services.  As an internationally renowned speaker, he has delivered dozens of prominent keynotes on healthcare technology and innovation around the world.  He is instructor for a post-graduate class on Health IT at Case Western University and routinely posts blogs and articles on the topic.

Cnossen holds a MSCS degree from the University of Southern California (USC).