Ruth Amos is a Partner at Cogent Law Group in the Healthcare Advisory practice. She is an accomplished Executive Consultant, RN, Attorney, and Board Member with more than 20 years of success in healthcare, law and advisory consulting. Leveraging extensive experience with digital transformation, clinical workflows, healthcare policy law and change enablement, Ruth is a valuable asset for those seeking guidance on digital transformation, regulatory compliance and improvement of clinical business process and hospital operations. She is an international speaker on digital health in the US and Europe, with deep political and personal connections to the eGovernance developments in Estonia.
In her position as Co-Founder and Board Member of Blockchain in Healthcare Global IEEE/ISTO (BiHG), Ruth is part of a multidisciplinary leadership team that seeks to mitigate risks and barriers to adoption of blockchain and converging innovations (AI, IoMT, etc.) in healthcare and the life and social sciences while advancing progress in scientific replicability, medical ethics, human rights, and global inclusion.
Throughout her executive career, Ruth has held leadership positions at top firms. At Ernst & Young (EY), she was appointed to an elite Center of Excellence team for Global Advisory Methods, where she successfully mitigated material organizational risks at top leadership levels and co-developed a didactic and online learning curriculum impacting over 60,000 employees worldwide. In EY’s Healthcare Advisory practice, she was lead Subject Matter Resource for major clients in Performance Improvement and Internal Audit, and provided key insights for Commercial EHR vendor selection to a large military client in Washington DC. At Kaiser Permanente, Ruth led EPIC EHR Deployment and Optimization across 18 hospitals in Northern California and created a robust clinical data governance plan that was adopted by the Region. As adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, Ruth created and taught a Masters’ level course on Policy and Ethics in Health IT. She currently serves as Advisory Board Chair for the program.
Ruth holds a Juris Doctorate in Law and a degree in Registered Nursing. She is an appointed member of both the HIMSS Legal and Blockchain Task Force teams- Health IT experts that review current and pending legislation from the U.S. Congress. She is licensed to practice law in California and the United States Supreme Court (Washington DC Bar pending).