Kerry Weems serves as senior vice president and general manager of health solutions at Vangent. Prior to his current role, Weems spent 28 years with the federal government and held the position of administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and was also vice chairman of the American Health Information Community. There, he implemented the Medicare e-prescribing program, began pilot projects for electronic health records and personal health records, and instituted a number of landmark payment reforms, including non-payment for certain medical errors.
Prior to that, Weems served in a number of senior positions at the Department of Health and Human Services, including deputy chief of staff, chief financial officer and chief budget officer overseeing a budget exceeding $700 billion.
Weems has served both Republican and Democratic administrations and received the highest award for civilian employees, the Presidential Rank award, from Presidents Clinton and Bush.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Mexico, a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from New Mexico State University and a bachelor’s degree in management from New Mexico State University.