Healthcare reform requires providers to take a new approach to measuring and managing patient outcomes and taking on financial risk – and that requires technology.
Waltham, MASS (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
MedVentive, a market leader in providing the clinical integration, population management and risk management tools needed by healthcare providers as they evolve into Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), is pleased to announce that Bernard Chien has joined MedVentive as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Mr. Chien brings to MedVentive nearly 20 years of in-depth technology experience in healthcare and software-as-a-Service (SaaS) systems. As CTO, he is responsible for the overall direction and management of the architecture, design, development and operation of the systems that create and deliver MedVentive’s products and services.
Mr. Chien was most recently CTO of Radisphere, a national radiology group focused on quality, staff satisfaction and performance. He also held prior technology roles at athenahealth, IntraLinks, Savant Technologies and Sapient.
“I am excited to welcome Bernard to MedVentive to lead our growing technology team,” said Nancy Ham, CEO of MedVentive. “He brings an impressive pairing of business focus and technology acumen that will allow MedVentive to further grow and develop our company to serve providers who strive to deliver better-coordinated, more efficient and effective healthcare.”
Mr. Chien’s early career includes building mission-critical systems for Fortune 500 companies at Sapient and founding a successful e-commerce company, Savant, which he grew and merged into IntraLinks. At IntraLinks, he led the development of a pioneering SaaS application, which by 2012 had more than 1 million registered users. As Senior Vice President of Technology at IntraLinks, he led technology, product and market innovations to achieve 50 percent annual compounded growth. Later, at athenahealth, he focused on workflow management and enterprise implementations. Most recently he served as CTO at Radisphere, where he introduced new technologies to improve business continuity, customer service and business analytics.
“Healthcare reform requires providers to take a new approach to measuring and managing patient outcomes and taking on financial risk – and that requires technology,” said Mr. Chien. “MedVentive has the proven technology platform and business vision to help provider groups meet these new challenges. I look forward to expanding the company’s market leadership with cutting-edge technologies that will help our customers meet their objectives for improving care quality and reducing costs.”
While healthcare was evolving the concept of an accountable care organization, MedVentive was busy operating as one. MedVentive was founded as the Provider Service Network (PSN) in 1997 by the CareGroup Healthcare System, an integrated, at-risk network of 4,500 physicians and eight hospitals that cared for more than 450,000 at-risk patients.
Our origins as an ACO give MedVentive a deep understanding of provider organizations and the healthcare environment. Having been an at-risk provider network, MedVentive is uniquely qualified to support an organization’s transition from a fee-for-service payment environment to risk-based contracting, and provide the clinical integration/population management infrastructure necessary to be successful under this new model.
To learn more, please visit http://www.medventive.com or call (781) 290-2500.