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Oct 20, 2022

This week we interview Darrell Johnson. Darrell has built expertise in working within the healthcare industry, identifying how data systems may be applied to improve patient outcomes, decrease healthcare utilization costs, and increase provider care delivery efficiencies. His passion centers on not simply bringing technologies to market, but the successful implementation and utilization of these technologies within the entire healthcare system, including patients.

He has utilized his marketing and business skills for over twenty years to identify and develop transformational business models across multiple healthcare industries, including pharmaceutical, capital equipment, implantable therapy devices, and medical software. Darrell is the Chief Strategy Officer at RLDatix, a global SaaS healthcare company aiming to improve quality, safety, and risk outcomes. Before RLDatix, Darrell spent three years as Cerner’s first Chief Marketing Officer and the global EHR leader and twelve years in various leadership roles with Medtronic, the largest medical device company in the world. Darrell is passionate about driving brand leadership and usability experience. He built the world’s largest remote monitoring system that has over 1.5 million lives being monitored across 78 countries, with strong evidence reflecting the impact on both clinical and economic outcomes. With his vision of engaging patients, his team also developed the world’s first patient smart phone application for personal device management. His efforts consistently resulted in number-one brand positions globally.

Prior to joining Medtronic, Darrell worked at GE Healthcare in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for approximately eight years and held several key management and marketing positions. His data systems passion resulted in many firsts at GE Healthcare, including centralized remote monitoring, smart alarms, and a wireless digital portable x-ray technology. All of these technologies had significant value impact in improving clinical outcomes and improving care delivery efficiencies. 

Darrell holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.