Company Overview

Company Overview

Vision Statement

Company OverviewCave Consulting Group, Inc. (CCGroup) is a software and consulting company focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness/quality in the healthcare delivery system. We recognize the need to address all components of medical trend (not just service price discounts), if cost-efficiency and effectiveness are to be improved and trend is to be controlled.

We believe market efficiency and effectiveness will be improved once practitioner and hospital efficiency and effectiveness are accurately and reliability measured, practitioners are informed of their performance results, and patients have knowledge of—or are directed to—the most efficient and effective practicing providers. Finally, we believe market efficiency and effectiveness will be improved once patients with unstable chronic medical conditions are accurately identified and properly managed.

Company Leadership

Company Leadership

Douglas G. Cave Ph.D, MPH

Douglas G. Cave Ph.D, MPH, President & Founder

Doug Cave is the founder of CCGroup, and oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, development and sales. Doug has served as CEO, President and COO of several healthcare companies. He has over 30 years of experience in the HMO, health insurance, pharmacy and physician-hospital organization industries, as well as over 20 years experience in consulting to these industries. He has also been involved in the large employer, employer coalition, TPA, utilization management, and disease management markets, and has published over 100 articles in academic and trade journals and performed numerous speaking engagements at healthcare and trade association meetings. Doug holds a Ph.D in Health Policy and Planning, as well as a Masters’ of Public Health in Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

Doug Cave
Yuri Alexandrian

Yuri Alexandrian

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer

Yuri Alexandrian is responsible for CCGroup’s Product Development and Technology organizations and Operations team, including Account Management and Client Support. He is a seasoned healthcare technology leader with over 20 years of diverse healthcare and IT experience. Previously, he was a Vice President of Operations and Development at Fortune 16 McKesson Corporation, a leading healthcare company where he directed many enterprise-wide IT and eBusiness initiatives. Yuri obtained his MBA from Santa Clara University and his BS degree in Computer Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

John T. Calvin

Vice President of Clinical Systems

John Calvin directs CCGroup’s Product Development team and is responsible for all software lifecycles including development, maintenance, and testing. He has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and biosciences arenas. He was previously the Director of Software Development at Iconix Biosciences, a company dedicated to the application of gene expression profiling during early discovery and pre-clinical drug development trials. John obtained his BS in Computer Sciences and his BS in Biology from California State University, Chico.

Kelah Nieto

Director of Operations and Account Management

Kelah Nieto is responsible for day-to-day operational delivery activities, and overall client experience and satisfaction. Kelah consults with clients to ensure successful implementations and ongoing derived business value in use of CCGroup’s product suite. She has over 10 years of experience in healthcare, client relationship management, and project management. Kelah joined CCGroup in 2015 as an Account Manager where she provided excellent, quality service to her clients.

Dr. Cynthia Fenton

Medical Director

In this role Cindy serves as Chair of CCGroup’s Medical Advisory Board, provides clinical guidance for MedMarker and Effectiveness Measure development, and supports clients’ use of CCGroup analytics with clinicians. Cindy has prior experience as a primary care physician. She is currently clinically active as a Hospitalist and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She earned her B.S. from UCLA in Mathematics/Computer Science and has prior experience as a programmer. This combination of clinical and computer science experience has informed Cindy’s work in a variety of settings aimed at improving quality and value in healthcare, including analyzing large medical and pharmacy claims datasets to provide actionable insights about quality, safety and practice patterns. Cindy is also an accomplished medical educator, former Associate Chair for Education in the UCSF Department of Medicine and recent recipient of the UCSF Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching for Inpatient Medicine.