Richard W. Landen, MBA, MPH
Bonita Springs, FL
Rich Landen’s career spans numerous roles in the U.S. health care delivery and payment ecosystem. Now retired, he began from the ground up as a hospital orderly in Denver, Colorado, leveraging that experience into dual master’s degrees at Columbia University with a concentration in hospital administration. After almost a decade of hospital operations experience in a New York City teaching hospital, he joined a national health insurance trade association where he specialized in industry claims standards – initially paper-based – subsequently evolving into today’s HIPAA standards. Mr. Landen was a member of the National Uniform Claims Committee (NUCC), the National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) and the Dental Content Committee (DCC). In 1988 he began participating with the ANSI-accredited standards committee X12 and was one of the architects of the original 837 health care claim transaction. At X12, he held numerous leadership positions on the Insurance Subcommittee and its Health Care Task Group. Later, he worked at CAQH/CORE (Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange).
During his career, Mr. Landen has been a board member of the ANSI Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the National HealthCare Anti-fraud Association (NHCAA), the Colorado Community Health Management Information System (CHMIS), New York City Emergency Services System Advisory Board and board chair and volunteer first responder with the Sunshine (Colorado) Fire Protection District. He was a member of the Workgroup for Computerized Patient Records and the Markle Foundation Consumer Access Work Group.
After passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA/HITECH), Mr. Landen became Director of Regulatory Affairs for a U.S. and Canadian clinical software developer, with primary responsibility for the U.S. Meaningful Use (now Promoting Interoperability) program. He was active with the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) where he chaired the Patient Safety Work Group; and he participated on the Pew Charitable Trust’s initiatives on Health Information Technology Safety. Mr. Landen was appointed to NCVHS in September 2015 and re-appointed in 2019. He currently serves as Co-chair of the Subcommittee on Standards and serves on the Executive Subcommittee.