LaunchPoint Announces Executive Appointments - Industry Veterans Cahill and Firfer Bring More Than 50 Years of Diverse Healthcare Experience

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LaunchPoint, a provider of cloud-based solutions, software, and services for healthcare organizations, today announced two executives have joined its management team. Timothy Cahill joins as Senior Vice President, Sales for LaunchPoint, and Jordan Firfer has been appointed Vice President, Product Strategy for LaunchPoint and Practice Lead for Ajilitee, a LaunchPoint division.

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We are happy to have both Tim and Jordan join our team as we can increase the pace at which we innovate and grow our business to meet the needs of our customers in healthcare payer organizations

LaunchPoint, a provider of cloud-based solutions, software, and services for healthcare organizations, today announced two executives have joined its management team. Timothy Cahill joins as Senior Vice President, Sales for LaunchPoint, and Jordan Firfer has been appointed Vice President, Product Strategy for LaunchPoint and Practice Lead for Ajilitee, a LaunchPoint division. Both Cahill and Firfer, industry veterans who bring expertise in healthcare data analytics and payment integrity in high-growth businesses, will support the rapid expansion of LaunchPoint and its two divisions, Discovery Health Partners and Ajilitee.

“We are happy to have both Tim and Jordan join our team as we can increase the pace at which we innovate and grow our business to meet the needs of our customers in healthcare payer organizations,” said Terrence Ryan, LaunchPoint CEO. “Their combined experience of more than 50 years in the healthcare sector will be invaluable to us as healthcare payers face new and evolving challenges and opportunities in the marketplace.”

Tim Cahill will lead the expansion of the sales organization at LaunchPoint as Senior Vice President, Sales. Previously, Cahill served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Account Management at AfterMath Claim Science, Inc., recently acquired by Equian, a Great Point Partners portfolio company. In his four years at AfterMath, Cahill initiated and executed strategies that led to significant growth in total value of new clients and contracts. For the past 25 years, Cahill has served in the healthcare service and technology industries in a variety of roles including executive leadership and management, growth development and execution, strategic selling, mergers, and channel development. This experience includes roles serving at SCIO Health Analytics as the Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development and at Trover Solutions as the Senior Vice President for Corporate Sales, Marketing, and Client Solutions. Cahill is a graduate of the University of Dayton where he also serves as an advisor and participant for the School of Entrepreneurship. Cahill resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

"I am thrilled to bring my commitment to the payment integrity space to LaunchPoint and its health plan customers and prospects," stated Cahill. "Plans are under tremendous pressure to alter their conventional business processes to meet the challenges associated with the implementation of ACA and to outperform in their specific markets. The types of technology-driven solutions LaunchPoint and its operating divisions have to offer the marketplace not only meet the demands of health plans today, but their flexibility and ingenuity also meet the demands of tomorrow."

Jordan S. Firfer, JD, CHIE, joins LaunchPoint as Vice President, Product Strategy, LaunchPoint and Practice Lead, Ajilitee. Previously, Firfer served as Strategy and Corporate Development Executive for Availity, a healthcare clearinghouse and solutions vendor owned by a consortium of Blue plans and Humana. Prior to that role, Firfer served in a number of leadership roles across the healthcare continuum over the past 25 years. As Senior Director of Information Management for Florida Blue, Firfer led a market transformation to position the health plan as a leader in business intelligence and analytics. He has also served as Director of Product Management at WebMD/Emdeon and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Internet Portal Administration at HCSC/Dental Network of America. As an active member of the healthcare community, Jordan has served as Chairman and Foundation President for the National Dental EDI Council, and has participated in various industry initiatives with organizations such as WEDI, HIMSS, AHIP, X12, and NADP. Firfer is a recognized expert in Health Information Exchanges and has testified to CMS/NCVHS on behalf of national commercial and BCBS plans. A graduate of DePaul University, Firfer also holds a doctorate of law degree from The John Marshall Law School. Firfer resides in the Chicago area.

“Healthcare is undergoing a transformation from a transaction-driven marketplace to a data-driven one, and I am looking forward to driving healthcare organizations to be successful by taking advantage of the innovations LaunchPoint and its divisions offer,” said Firfer. “LaunchPoint’s proprietary Healthcare Analytics Platform, which includes the Discovery Payment Integrity Suite, along with the strategic consulting services available through Ajilitee, represents a powerful combination that can be a game-changer for health payers.”

About LaunchPoint
LaunchPoint operates businesses that provide cloud-based solutions, software, and services for healthcare organizations. Its two divisions are Discovery Health Partners, provider of payment integrity software and solutions for healthcare payers, and Ajilitee, a healthcare information and analytics consulting business. LaunchPoint was named the 100th fastest-growing company on the 2014 Inc. 500 list and #14 in Healthcare. More information is available at http://launchpointcorporation.com, http://www.ajilitee.com and http://www.discoveryhealthpartners.com.

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