Andrea Kamenca

Faculty Associate
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020
Faculty Assoc
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Currently, the Executive Director of the Arizona Veterans Research and Education Foundation, an entrepreneur, business owner, professor, author, and corporate professional, Andrea Kamenca has had a varied career that spans big business, business ownership, book authorship, and teaching.  In recent years, Kamenca has been deeply involved in healthcare services including serving as an executive for a non-profit public health organization where she led a staff of 23 and directing telehealth services for two large hospital systems, including Banner Health and Dignity Health. Kamenca consistently delivers measurable results by collaborating with team members to design, develop, and implement complex and technical programs that have strategic impact and are operationally sound. 

At Dignity Health, she managed all aspects of the telehealth solutions for the Arizona Service Area and then, was promoted to initiate telehealth projects for the enterprise. Kamenca’s key telehealth projects include video visits, teleradiology and image transfer solutions, secure messaging, remote patient monitoring, telepsychiatry, rural telehealth implementations and a variety of other clinical innovation projects (like Google Glass for physician productivity.) At Banner Health, she directed the Banner Health Rural Telehealth Initiative and developed their eVisit program.

Prior to her healthcare experience, Kamenca’s background included growing key business initiatives for a large pharmaceutical company, IBM, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and a Microsoft Solutions partner. She started and grew a small business that delivered consulting services to organizations including Allied Waste, Maricopa County, the Arizona Department of Transportation, and the City of Phoenix. Kamenca recently completed a post-graduate Certificate in Healthcare Informatics to complement her MBA from the University of Southern California where she was a Simonsen Fellow.

Education

  • Health Information Management and Exchange Specialist Certificate, Healthcare Informatics, University of Colorado, Denver
  • M.B.A. Finance and Operations (Simonsen Fellow), Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California 
  • B.A. Business and Management/Psychology, University of Maryland University College
  • Economics, Tuohy Award for Academic Distinction,  Claremont McKenna College

Research Interests

Telehealth, Telemedicine, Digital Innovation, Remote Patient Monitoring, AI, VR, AR

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
BMI 598 Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
BMI 598 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BMI 598 Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
HCI 428 Technology in Healthcare Innov
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HCI 421 Healthcare Policy
HCI 428 Technology in Healthcare Innov
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HCI 421 Healthcare Policy
BMI 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HCI 544 IT for Healthcare Innovation

Consulting

INNOVIA® Healthcare Innovation Advisors, Principal                                                                      

  • Implementing healthcare innovation that is operationally viable, financially sound, and beneficial to patients. 

Board

Carl T. Hayden Medical Research Foundation

Industry Positions

Acting Executive Director

Carl T Hayden Medical Research Foundation

Phoenix VA Health System