Kerry McDermott

Kerry McDermott

Vice President, Public Policy and Communications

Center for Medical Interoperability

Kerry McDermott is vice president of public policy and communications for the Center for Medical Interoperability. Prior to joining the Center, McDermott was senior director of healthcare technology policy for West Health, whose mission is to make high-quality healthcare more accessible at lower cost. Priority areas included advancing interoperability, catalyzing a connected health ecosystem to improve individual and population health, transforming care processes through use of enabling technologies, and creating a more transparent healthcare marketplace.

Previously, McDermott was director of healthcare for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She led the agency-wide healthcare agenda, which included advancing wireless health technologies and enabling higher quality, lower cost care through expanding broadband connectivity for healthcare providers. She co-authored the healthcare section of the National Broadband Plan, advised the White House Health IT Task Force, and served as the FCC’s liaison on healthcare issues across government agencies and to industry. McDermott has testified before Congress on rural health challenges and participated in World Economic Forum mobile health initiatives. McDermott has held strategy and operations positions at CIGNA HealthCare, and roles in consulting, finance, and education.

She holds a Master’s in Public Health from Yale University.