Paul L. Epner, MBA, MEd is a healthcare strategist focused on improving patient outcomes. After a 31-year career at Abbott Diagnostics that included directing Abbott’s Labs are Vital program, he co-founded the nonprofit Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and served as CEO. During his tenure, he created and chaired the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis and served on the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety. After stepping down from SIDM in 2021 after ten years, he joined the Board of Directors of Sepsis Alliance and was elected to be Vice-Chair of the Board. Additionally, he is a co-investigator on a four-year AHRQ-funded research effort to study the root causes of delayed cancer diagnosis and to develop strategies for mitigating them. Previously, he served as a National Vice President for the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation, as President of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) and as a consultant to national organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.