After a 25 year career at United Parcel Service (UPS), David Cartier brought his experience in process redesign, innovation, data analysis, technology and change management to healthcare leaders by starting cHealthWorks in 2010.
At the end of 2012, David was selected to be part of the first ever Health and Human Services (HHS) Innovation Fellows Program (HHS Entrepreneurs). HHS Entrepreneurs seeks external experts and entrepreneurs from business to work on solving some of the most critical healthcare issues this nation faces. The program aims to bring external ideas and expertise to HHS’s own innovation process and rapidly create, develop, engage and accelerate innovation.
David was selected as the HHS Entrepreneur for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to revise the existing organ transplantation system to improve identification, labeling, packaging, and transport of the nation’s organs for transplantation. David observed 70 organ recoveries and 9 transplants across the country. The system, process and training developed for the project became mandatory in June of 2017 for all deceased organ recoveries in the US.
During David’s time in the field observing, designing requirements, testing and deploying, many in the organ donation and transplant community voiced frustration and concern about logistics and cost to transport organs and teams. His experience in the community, paired with his logistics expertise gave him a deep understanding of the critical and complex transportation challenges. It also provided a vision of how logistics could not only be optimized, reducing transit time and cost, it could save countless lives.
In 2019, David recruited top supply chain experts and started cHealthWorks Logistics to focus on the organ donation and transplant community’s transportation challenges. We are helping OPOs and transplant centers understand their transportation performance, service, costs and capabilities with metrics required for transformational change.
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