Kevin Larsen, MD, FACP
Senior Vice President, Clinical Innovation of Translation
Dr. Kevin Larsen is Senior Vice President, Clinical Innovation of Translation at OptumLabs. Kevin’s role is to provide clinical leadership and a clinical voice to OptumLabs work, supporting the design and implementation of innovative research, analytics and evidence-based translation programs in diverse areas across our portfolio and be a primary clinical lead in support of the Optum Enterprise strategy.
Kevin is an internist and medical informaticist who started his career at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis where he had a variety of executive and clinical leadership roles. He has worked in academic, hospital and government settings, focusing on innovation through data and analytics, research, policy and developing/implementing innovative programs at scale.
He joined OptumLabs from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where most recently he has been Senior Health IT Advisor at the office of the Chief Technology Officer. Kevin led the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) strategic planning and transformation team. In that role he convened stakeholders across CMS and its partners to develop strategies and execute enterprise program improvements. He consulted on health IT policy, standards and project execution for numerous Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) models, such as Million Hearts, Oncology Bundle, State Innovation Models and Accountable Health Communities. He started his Washington D.C. career at Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as the Medical Director of Meaningful Use where he led ONCs work on quality policy, measurement and improvement, including clinical decision support and social determinants of health.
Earlier, Kevin was CMIO and Associate Medical Director of Hennepin Health System. He was associate professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota where his research included health care financing for people living in poverty, computer systems to support clinical decision making, and health literacy. Kevin has a degree in biology and chemistry from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and received his MD from University of Minnesota Medical School.