Vytalize Names Derek Kang Chief Compliance Officer

Press Release | 02/14/2023

Hoboken, NJ – February 15, 2023 – Vytalize Health, a leading risk-bearing provider-enablement platform, announced that Derek Kang has joined its executive team as Chief Compliance Officer. He brings more than 25 years of leadership and expertise to the role.

“The significance of compliance in the dynamic value-based care industry cannot be overstated. Successful programs must evolve to adapt to new legal and regulatory standards while encouraging a culture of value and transparency that is nimble enough to innovate yet stable enough to support long-term growth. We are thrilled to welcome a leader of Derek’s caliber and integrity to the Vytalize team,” said Faris Ghawi, CEO and Co-Founder of Vytalize.

Kang has built successful compliance programs at some of the nation’s largest and most successful healthcare organizations. Previously, he served as Chief Compliance Officer at UCLA Health, overseeing clinical and teaching compliance programs, privacy and information security, physician and hospital billing, research compliance, and led several compliance initiatives for the University of California. In addition, he led the compliance and audit programs for Allina Hospitals & Clinics, one of the nation’s largest integrated healthcare delivery systems, with 12 hospitals and more than 90 clinic care centers. Kang also led the compliance programs for the internationally renowned Texas Children’s Hospital, a leader in quality, safety, and quality outcomes.

“I was drawn to Vytalize because of its mission to advance value-based care and its potential to create sustainable, positive change in the lives of so many people. I have never been so energized by company culture like I am here at Vytalize. I’m excited to work with a collaborative and innovative team dedicated to excellence. Together, we will create systems and practices to ensure providers can deliver safe, high-quality, coordinated care to patients across the country,” said Kang.

Kang holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law, a Master’s of Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.