Dr. Vindell Washington joined Verily in January 2020 as the Chief Clinical Officer for the Verily Health Platforms group, as well as the interim CEO for Onduo. In these roles, Dr. Washington is responsible for clinical thought leadership, strategic planning, and high level product development. He focuses on strategies that will enable advanced technology solutions for healthcare transformation, engaging internal and external partners in developing tools and platforms for improving health outcomes and reducing costs of care.
Previously, Dr. Washington worked as the Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana from 2017-2019, where he served as clinical thought leader and spokesperson and was responsible for developing and executing a strategy that both improves the quality of health care delivered to the company’s members and improves cost and efficiency. As CMO, he was directly responsible for managing an integrated clinical operation that includes utilization management, case management, population health management, quality management and pharmacy management. In addition, he was responsible for network management, provider contracting, and value based payment innovation.
Prior to his tenure at BCBS, Dr. Washington led clinical teams and health IT initiatives as national coordinator for healthcare information technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that, Washington was at the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System in Baton Rouge for more than seven years, leaving as president of the medical group, which includes more than 500 medical providers and 1,400 employees. While at the health system, he also served as vice president of performance excellence and technology and chief medical information officer.
Washington is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Before coming to Baton Rouge, he served as chief executive officer of Piedmont Emergency Medicine Associates, a large private group in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He also received a Master of Science degree in healthcare management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. Washington and his wife, Kimberly, live in Baton Rouge and have four daughters, two of whom work in medicine.