Zack Samples has over 15 years of advanced analytics and operational experience, the majority of which has been within the healthcare industry.
Mr. Samples currently serves as COO. He is responsible for leading the successful growth and coordination of a broad set of functions including advanced analytics, IT, product development and client services.
As a member of Bluebook’s founding team, he was responsible for developing analytics IP and processes that allowed for rapid growth. Most recently, Mr. Samples served as SVP of analytics and was responsible for leading the analytic and data operation functions that drove the solutions offered by Healthcare Bluebook.
Prior to Healthcare Bluebook, Mr. Samples was a leader in the analytics group of the Nashville based utilization management company MedSolutions. While there, he developed industry leading predictive modeling capabilities and excelled at leveraging the data assets of the company to bridge the gaps between clinical best practices and operational efficiency.
Prior to MedSolutions, Mr. Samples held a number of roles at Healthways. He began his career there as a statistician in the Center for Health Research where he provided analytical insights related to program effectiveness and outcomes. He went on to be a key contributor in the Innovation and Insights group where he was responsible for providing analytic expertise for product development initiatives. Mr. Samples is a Nashville native and holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in mathematical statistics from the University of South Carolina.