Mr. Emery has been working in healthcare reform policy for nearly 25 years. Beginning in 1991, at the Institute of Political Economy, he and other colleagues began to work out a new microeconomic model for healthcare economics and episode of care purchasing. Since then, Mr. Emery has worked in the public sector (Public Employees Health Program of Utah), non-profit sector (eHealth Initiative) and the private sector as an executive and consultant (Oxford Health Plans, HealthSouth, HealthMarket, Medstat, Definity Health, etc.) He served as the Principal Investigator for the HRSA/OAT Connecting Communities for Better Health Cooperative Agreement, completed in May, 2007. Mr. Emery has published many articles and two books on moving towards episode of care, or Evidence-informed Case Rate purchasing.
Currently, he serves as Program Implementation Leader, Western Region for HCI3 (Prometheus Payment and Bridges to Excellence). He is also Adjunct Professor, Jon Huntsman School of Business and Economics, Utah State University.
From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Emery served in the Army National Guard in Fire Direction Control for self-propelled 8-inch howitzer battalions.