Donald Trigg

Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth, Cerner

As executive vice president, Donald Trigg has operational responsibilities for key strategic growth segments of the business including Population Health, LTPAC, Real-Time Hospital, State Government, Data-as-a-Service and Consumer and Employer Services.  His team is responsible for fostering entrepreneurship in areas that will help Cerner clients create value and advance business innovation.

In addition, Trigg also has responsibility for the company’s venture portfolio to include mergers and acquisitions, enterprise partnerships, Cerner Capital, client commercialization and corporate positioning.

Leadership experience

Donald joined Cerner in 2002. He has held many roles during his time at Cerner, including President of Cerner Health Ventures; managing director of the United Kingdom operations in London; general manager of the Kansas City region; head of sales support, corporate communications and marketing operations worldwide; and leader of Cerner’s government practice.

Beyond Cerner, Donald also held the role of chief revenue officer at CodeRyte Inc., a supplier of natural language processing in health care. The company’s rapid growth and market leadership in the computer-assisted coding space led to its strategic acquisition by 3M’s health care division.

Donald also spent more than a decade in Washington, D.C. He worked for President George W. Bush as a senior advisor on the 2000 Bush presidential campaign in Austin, Texas, and as a director of policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He also held several senior policy roles in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate.


At Cerner, Donald has sought to advance strategic that will create a global health economy without error, variance, waste, delay and friction. His current innovation efforts include developing business capabilities that help leading health systems make the shift to value-based care and advancing emerging solution strategies that can positively impact global health and care.

Donald has a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He sits on the board of St. Louis-based Lumeris.

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