Strategic Health Services Names Chris Caramanico CEO

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Strategic Health Services (SHS) has appointed Christopher J. Caramanico as Chief Executive Officer and named Loren Buysman to its Board of Directors. Both have years of leadership experience in major health technology companies.

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Keeping people well, preventing disease, overcoming chronic illness – these are becoming more important for healthcare providers as the reimbursement risk shifts. SHS is uniquely positioned to support them and ultimately bend the healthcare cost curve.

Strategic Health Services (SHS) has announced the appointment of Christopher J. Caramanico as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Caramanico served in leading sales, marketing, and operational roles with SCI Solutions, Allscripts and McKesson before joining SHS. He was appointed to SHS’s Board of Directors in 2011.

SHS also announced that Loren Buysman has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Buysman has served in high-level technology and management roles at McKesson for 25 years. His last position there was as a group President, for the McKesson Provider Technology Division.

Tasso Coin, Chairman of the Board of SHS, said, “Chris’s board guidance has helped the company prepare for the burgeoning population health management market. We are very pleased that he will now have an even more direct role with SHS, and we’re very glad to welcome Loren to the Board.”

Chris Caramanico has a proven track record for building high-performance sales and operational teams over the last 20+ years. In his eight years at McKesson, Mr. Caramanico held increasingly senior roles culminating as the general manager leading McKesson’s managed services business. The managed services business included over 700 employees and over $225 million in revenue. For the past several years he has played significant leadership roles at Eclipsys, now Allscripts, and most recently at SCI Solutions.

Mr. Caramanico said, “Strategic Health has a service-technology combination that hospitals and other healthcare organizations need as reimbursement shifts risk from payors to patients and providers in an accountable care model. Keeping people well, preventing disease, overcoming chronic illnesses – these are becoming more important for hospitals and healthcare providers as the reimbursement risk shifts. SHS is uniquely positioned to support them and ultimately bend the cost curve of healthcare in the US today.”

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Strategic Health Services (SHS), based in Franklin, TN, has been providing comprehensive population health management services that address the challenges of rising health care costs for over a decade. The company provides a unique SaaS based software platform and clinical and life management services for risk identification, predictive modeling and health trend management to produce measurable, sustainable outcomes.

For more information about Strategic Health Services, please visit our website at http://www.strategichealthservices.com or contact Mary Pollman at mpollman@strategichealthservices.com, 615-628-8620.

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