Richard Kremsdorf, M.D.

President, Five Rights Consulting Inc.                                                                                           4172 Combe Way

Phone: (w) 858.546.2444                                                                                     San Diego CA 92122


Dr. Kremsdorf is President of a consulting company that is focused on

·      helping provider organizations to deliver effective patient care and prevent medical errors

·      helping clinical software vendors to deliver solutions that assist those ends.


Current additional role:

Director, Board of Directors of Axolotl Corporation, a leading RHIO vendor.


Key past roles:

President and CEO, of CliniComp, Intl., whose customers include Walter Reed Army Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, and Sharp Healthcare.


VP, Clinical Information Systems, Catholic Healthcare West Corporate Office, a 40+ hospital system


Clinician/Educator   Excellent clinician with credentials of Clinical Professor of Medicine (voluntary) at University of California, San Diego; 3 Board Certifications, and 20 years of clinical practice  in the community setting


Dr Kremsdorf has unique capabilities based on demonstrated expertise in:


·      Leadership and organizational change

·      Clinical Information Technology market understanding

·      Technology and product development

·      Clinical information systems implementation

·      Clinical insight


Past Employment

President and CEO, Chief Medical Officer

CliniComp, Intl. 2004-2005

Developed and executed turn-around strategy for clinical IT vendor

·      Tripled product sales

·      Revamped and advanced the product line

·      Build effective management team

·      Established effective corporate culture



Five Rights Consulting Inc.  2000-2004

·      Extensive strategic planning activities with hospitals and companies such as Eclipsys, 3M, Pyxis, Alaris Medical, and CliniComp

·      Author/publisher of Medication Safety Tools, a comprehensive industry-standard report evaluating  CPOE and Medication Administration products from 10+ key vendors


Vice President, Clinical Information Systems/ Information Officer for Medical Informatics/ Chief, Medical Informatics

Catholic Healthcare West 1996-2000

Led Clinical Informatics activities within $4.3 billion hospital system, with 47 hospitals in 3 states.

·      Conceived of and drove the Clinicians’ Toolkit Planning Process, which created a system-wide consensus on the requirements, priorities, and current status of Information Technology tools used by Clinicians, in a very large and heterogeneous hospital system. Endorsed by Senior Management as a “key strategy” and currently being implemented. The Advisory Board has singled out this process for its excellence.

·      Defined the requirements and negotiated a master agreement for an Internet-based Clinical Messaging Network to streamline the administrative and clinical transactions that flow among and within physician practices, community-based diagnostic services providers, and owned facilities, which has been successfully implemented

·      Acquired and deployed an Internet-based, CHW-wide, repository of Outcome data to facilitate internal and external benchmarking and deliver analytical tools into the hands of physician leaders and managers

Medical Director, Clinical Information Services

Mercy Healthcare San Diego/ Scripps Mercy Hospital 1988-98

Created and implemented the clinical information systems strategy through collaboration with Executives, Physicians, and other Clinicians

·      Educated Board, Management and Clinicians in the need for and use of clinical information systems

·      Managed the implementation, software development and vendor relationship of 3M/ Intermountain Health Care HELP System

·      Enhanced Clinician efficiency and effectiveness via physicians’ progress notes, problem-oriented flowsheets and medication charting applications


Private Practice, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

San Diego 1978-97

·      Active clinical practice in small and medium-sized physician groups.

Founder and President

 Clinicians’ Software, San Diego CA 1985-87

·      Developed and marketed  “Medication Manager,” software to reengineer physician office medication prescribing



B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA 1965-69

M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY  1969-73

Straight Medicine Internship and Residency, Chief Medical Resident

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine 1973-76

Fellow, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 1976-78

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care(lapsed)

Academic Appointment

Clinical Professor of Medicine (voluntary), Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine  Clinical Faculty  1978-present