Koan Health CEO & Founder, DT Nguyen

DT Nguyen

CEO & Founder

DT Nguyen's illustrious healthcare career, spanning over three decades, is a testament to his unwavering dedication to leadership and innovation. As a serial founder, his passion for service excellence and consistent demonstration of healthcare reimbursement expertise are genuinely inspiring. His role as the founder and CEO of Koan Health exemplifies his strategic vision and leadership in the industry.  

Established in 2012, Koan Health, LLC, aims to empower health systems and accountable care organizations in navigating the dynamic landscape of value-based care. Koan Health's pivotal role in the industry's transition towards value-based reimbursement models demonstrates its commitment to improving patient quality and outcomes while reducing the overall cost of care, instilling hope for a more efficient healthcare system.

Before founding Koan Health, DT served as the President of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) for MedAssets (now FinThrive). During his tenure, the company achieved remarkable success, including six consecutive #1 KLAS® rankings, a successful NASDAQ IPO, and recognition as one of the nation’s premier RCM companies. These achievements demonstrate DT's exceptional leadership and strategic insight.

From 1998 to 2007, DT was the visionary founder and CEO of XactiMed, Inc., a disruptive SaaS company focused on revolutionizing revenue cycle management. Under DT’s leadership, XactiMed achieved top rankings from KLAS® and was acquired by MedAssets, Inc. in 2007. 

Previously, DT held senior executive positions at IPN Network L.P. and FoxMeyer Health Corporation (acquired by McKesson in 1996), two of the nation's foremost wholesale drug distributors. These roles provided invaluable insights into the interconnectedness of various industry sectors, profoundly shaping DT's understanding of the healthcare landscape's complexities. DT also founded and led U.S. HealthData Interchange, a pioneering healthcare technology company that helped establish the first national healthcare information exchange.

DT is a healthcare executive, and a community leader committed to giving back. He is active in several healthcare entities and is a special investment partner at Galen Partners. He is a member of the JPS Health Network board of managers, the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center community advisory board, and the Valor Veterans executive board of directors. His passion for community service is truly commendable.

DT holds a Doctor of Humanities, an honorary degree from Parker University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Houston.