Ryan Howells is a Principal at Leavitt Partners. Ryan’s work with clients is focused on health insurance market reforms, the competencies required of risk-bearing entities who are transitioning to the value-based healthcare economy, disruptive distribution channels that have occurred through the emergence of public and private exchanges, and how the implementation of technology can improve the triple aim of reducing costs, increasing quality, and improving outcomes. Ryan has over 20+ years’ experience working in healthcare IT. Ryan is currently the executive director of the Private Exchange Coalition, the Medicaid Technology Alliance, and helps lead CARIN, a multi-sector, public-private alliance focused on providing consumers digital access to their health information where, when, and how they need it. Ryan received his master’s in health administration from the University of Southern California where he was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and has a bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP).