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Dan Rivera has been working in healthcare for over 35 years. Originally from Ohio, Rivera grew up in the Seattle area, the son of a family physician father and Registered Nurse mother. He began working with spreadsheets and databases in the mid-1980s. Rivera participated on the software development teams of three practice management systems and two electronic health records. He also worked on developing early specifications for electronic claims submission.

Rivera sold his first company, a medical billing and technology firm, to a national software developer of medical billing and electronic medical records systems. He served that company in multiple roles assisting in sales, implementation and training, development, and support. Rivera worked on implementing sites as small as a single provider to multi-hospital, multi-specialty sites. During this time, he first began working with Native Health Organizations.