Derrin Ritchie

Program Manager

Derrin Ritchie

Derrin Ritchie is a Program Manager within the Point-of-Care Partners Program Management Office (PMO) team. He plays a crucial role in supporting the HL7 Da Vinci Project, an innovative multi-stakeholder collaboration dedicated to addressing the unique requirements of the Value-Based Care Community. In his capacity, Derrin leads efforts to facilitate collaboration within the member-led and public communities. He also oversees the development and balloting processes of Implementation Guides, Reference Implementations, and supplementary guidance. These endeavors collectively drive higher industry adoption of HL7 FHIR standards across various use cases within the Da Vinci framework.

Before joining POCP, Derrin achieved an impressive decade-long tenure at Cardinal Health. Derrin’s experience spans across diverse corporate divisions—Pharmacy, Medical, Nuclear, and Corporate IT—fostering a deep understanding of the intricacies of each sector. In Pharmacy and Corporate IT, he orchestrated corporate platform enhancements, optimizing Cardinal’s Pharmacy eCommerce system and implementing a robust big data analytics platform. His instrumental role in Cardinal’s “Specialty Solution Cancer Services” initiative showcases his proficiency in aligning communication strategies and operational best practices, fostering business growth. Derrin’s leadership in the Nuclear Pharmacy division saw him forge a successful partnership with The Ohio State University Hospital to develop research drugs for The James Research Cancer Center, balancing compliance with FDA and cGMP guidelines. He’s shown a knack for strategic cost management through the upgrade of critical Nuclear production equipment, saving $13M across 30 sites.

Derrin’s aptitude extended to Medical-Global Sourcing, where he managed high-risk Contract Manufacture Global Suppliers, and steered the launch of Class II and Class IIa/b Medical devices on a global scale, adhering to stringent regulatory standards. His proficiency in hospital operations and IT transformation was evident during his tenure at OhioHealth Hospital, where he led transformational programs, including EHR/EMR implementations, APIs/Webservices conversions, and operational process redesigns. His leadership prowess shone when he centralized patient transfer call centers, enhancing patient throughput timing and reducing ER wait times, an achievement that garnered OhioHealth’s, one-time Corporate PRISM award for Systemness. Derrin’s extensive track record of leadership, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration makes him ideally suited to navigate the complex landscape of multi-stakeholder efforts in his current role in the program management office.

Derrin holds a BA in International Relations and Japanese from Ohio State University and an associate degree from Osaka International University through a Japanese Government-sponsored study abroad program. Based in Columbus, Ohio, he enjoys life with his wife Bobby, their rescued dogs Mason and Louie, and cheers for his children—one at the University of Kentucky and the other at the University of Cincinnati. In his free time, Derrin indulges in golfing, hiking, bonfires, and passionately follows the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State football.