Charles DeShazer

Dr. DeShazer is the Director of Clinical Products for Google Health, where he helps lead the design and implementation of an intelligent suite of tools that help healthcare clinicians deliver better patient care. He previously was the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Highmark, Inc., one of the largest insurance organizations in the United States, from 2017 to 2021. In this role he oversaw the company’s clinical strategy and overall medical leadership and provided oversight of Highmark Inc.’s strategic direction and processes related to healthcare quality, efficiency and cost improvement. Additionally, as the CMO for the primary division of Highmark Health, Dr. DeShazer also interacted regularly with the smaller health division, Allegheny Health Network, as well as Penn State Health, a large academic health system governed jointly by Penn State University and Highmark Health through a significant minority ownership investment. Prior to joining Highmark, Dr. DeShazer served as the Chief Quality Officer for BayCare Health System from 2012 to 2016. From 2010 to 2012 he served as Vice President, Medical Information, Quality and Transformation for Dean Health System.

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