Development and Services
Senior Vice President, Consulting Services
Tom Kearns, with more than 30 years of healthcare systems and operations experience, is responsible for managing TriZetto’s consulting services. This includes solution delivery within our Implement, Operate, and Advisory consulting pillars, as well as partnership management and certification processes. Kearns also has executive responsibility for oversight and management of the Topaz relationship, a shared services model between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.
He joined TriZetto in 1998 in order to increase the company’s presence on the East Coast. Within TriZetto, Kearns has held several positions focused on providing high-value consulting services to clients, most recently as president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Shared Services market. His team helped TriZetto clients save millions of dollars in administrative costs and was responsible for several of TriZetto’s premier Facets hosted implementations, which have resulted in several million lives being processed on Facets in our hosted environment. In recognition of his contributions, TriZetto presented Kearns with the Brighton Award for Interdisciplinary Excellence.
Kearns also served as corporate director of business technologies for Oxford Health Plans, where he managed a staff of approximately 200 analysts and developers. He served as director of information systems for Oxford Specialty Management. Prior to Oxford, he was founder, senior vice president and chief information officer for OakTree Health Plan, where he was responsible for the overall management of information systems. Kearns holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems and an Associate of Science degree in accounting.