Dr. Nguyen shares his journey as he reshapes healthcare with technology, global clinical services, and informatics.

The ModernMD: Dr. Anthony Nguyen

Dr. Anthony Nguyen, MD, MBA is the Chief Medical Officer of Cognizant, and sets the company’s clinical direction for the Healthcare Business Process Services (BPS) Practice. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President and Medical Director for WellPoint, and was responsible for all aspects of care delivery 34 million members. Anthony was a partner physician for Kaiser Permanente and served as Vice President of the Medical Staff, Orange County, CA. His accomplishments in the healthcare industry have lead to his recognition as Dorland Health’s 2010 Medical Director of the Year. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and is board certified in Internal Medicine.


“Go to work each day not being afraid to get fired”

Anthony Nguyen


Dr. Nguyen started his career as internist and realized that there was an entire ecosystem supporting care. Anthony decided to get his MBA with the vision of improving healthcare system and helping physicians practice better care. Listen as Anthony shares the importance of physicians taking action, making an impact, and leading in a practical way.


The Idea: How do we improve our world today? He shares his work at Cognizant with healthcare coaches and personalized care plans.

Lesson Learned: With the changing healthcare landscape, it takes a team to manage and support patients.


Daily success routine: Wakes up at 4 am, drinks coffee, and watches news. Anthony then goes surfing and watches the sunrise!!!

Best Advise: How do you decommoditize yourself? How are you different from the newly minted board certified physician? It is important to create and bring additional value.

Healthcare Trends: Listen as Anthony discusses three trends.

1) Alternative payment models are creating incentives for physicians to work as a team and be accountable for outcomes.
2) Cost of drugs – How can we afford and who should get them?
3) How do we leverage technology? How do we infuse wearable technology into the clinical work?

Digital tools or resources: He shares his exciting vision for the use of Artificial Intelligence with social preference data to enable physician to make better-personalized patient decisions.


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