Derek has been helping to lead health care transformation for the last 15 years of his 20-year career. Making his start in software development he has been able to build and grow innovative health care software and business models.
Derek currently serves as the Vice President of Physician Experience and the General Manager of DaVita Physician Solutions. DaVita is a Fortune 200 Healthcare company where Derek has helped increase health-related quality of life for DaVita’s patients by focusing on engagement, satisfaction, and technology tools for physicians.
He joined DaVita in 2011 from McKesson Corp where he served as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Derek joined McKesson in 2007 and has been leading businesses in the high growth ambulatory practice management and electronic health records market for both the small and enterprise physician offices.
Derek started his career at Accenture adapting and implementing software solutions such as SAP. Mr. Schoonover then pursued the promise of the Internet with a supply chain software start-up which led him to GE Healthcare where he has had a number of leadership roles including the General Manager of the Perioperative and Acute Care business.
Derek brings balanced functional expertise through a background in the development, implementation, sales and marketing of software in a number of different industries including energy, manufacturing, and government. This foundation along with his inpatient and outpatient Healthcare IT business leadership provide a new perspective on healthcare and the power software and process improvement have on patient health, safety and business growth.