ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS 2017 CONFERENCE -- HealthEC, a KLAS-recognized, single-platform population health management company integrating large-scale data to improve outcomes, costs and care, today announced the appointments of Janet Niles, R.N., M.S., CCM, and Patrick Kennedy to its Board of Directors.
"This is an exciting time at HealthEC as we refresh our navigation of the vast population health space," said Arthur Kapoor, HealthEC's President and CEO. "Janet and Pat are both terrific board additions. They bring unique industry experiences that will help us refine our company direction, optimize best practices across service lines, and ensure that we achieve our long-standing mission of improving the health of diverse patient populations nationwide."
"Patrick brings strong payor-centric experience connecting providers for electronic exchange, while Janet, who managed an ACO, brings a deep understanding of hospitals and health plans who've come together voluntarily to coordinate high quality care."
Niles is a seasoned healthcare executive with more than 30 years' experience in the clinical and operations fields. She has served in executive positions for a variety of organizations, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), insurance companies and managed care organizations. Niles most recently served as the vice president, ACO, for Ochsner Health System.
Niles is a member of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), the Women Business Leaders in Healthcare, and the American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN). A former board member of the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), she serves on the policy and quality committees. Niles earned her nursing degree from Kettering College of Medical Arts, a bachelor's degree in business administration from Covenant College, and a master's degree in health education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Kennedy has spent the past 32 years creating successful electronic networks connecting payors and providers. He has held executive positions overseeing marketing, sales and business development for GE, GTE, NEIC, Avicenna Systems and CareInsite. In 2001, Kennedy started his consulting company, PJ Consulting, Inc., where he supported dozens of the largest commercial payors and numerous vendors to design and implement cost-effective EDI networks for clinical information exchange. He has also collaborated with pharmaceutical companies to create member communication programs.
Kennedy serves on the boards of GEMMS, MRO and RemitDATA. Most recently, he served on the boards of HCPro/Greeley, prior to its sale to BLR and Keystone Partners, and Bloodhound, prior to its sale to Verisk Analytics. In 2015, Kennedy was named to Health Data Management's 50 Top Healthcare IT Experts.
In addition to Kapoor, HealthEC's board of directors includes Sita Kapoor, CIO, and Lee Barrett, executive director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Barrett is also a board trustee with IFFS Eldercare Consultants and DirectTrust, a collaborative non-profit association supporting secure, interoperable health information exchange via the Direct message protocols.
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HealthEC is sponsoring a kiosk demonstrating its population health technology solution at the 2017 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference's Population Care Management Knowledge Center in booth 6179-12, Hall D. The HIMSS17 Conference is Feb. 19-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Also at the HIMSS17 Conference, Arthur Kapoor, HealthEC's President and CEO, will discuss innovative population health strategies with Justin Barnes, host of This Just In @ HIMSS17 Live Radio Show. The interview broadcasts 1:20 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the HIMSS Media Booth 2123.
HealthEC is a KLAS-recognized Population Health Management Company integrating data from hundreds of EHRs, laboratory systems, payors (claim submissions), HIEs, data warehouses and other sources to improve patient outcomes, manage costs and optimize patient quality of life by supporting Care Coordination activities for its customers. The company's clinical analytics identify provider-specific patterns and guide patient care interventions for better outcomes, lower cost resource utilization and a positive ROI for clients. To learn more, visit our website; follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook; or call 800-444-0278, ext. 1500 for more information.