Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Martha Wofford
Aetna Inc.
Former VP and Head of Consumer Platform
Mr. Glen E. Tullman
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Former Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Karen Greenrose
American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks (AAPAN) | American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO)
Rod St. Clair MD
Aveta Inc.
Former Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Tim O'Rourke
Aveta Inc.
Former President - New Market Development
Ms. Emily Serck
Aveta Inc.
Former Media Relations Manager
Ms. Marcia Anderson
Aveta Inc.
Chief Operations Officer
Ms. Carol Hairston
Aveta Inc.
Vice President - Health Services
Mr. Chris Jones
Aviva USA
Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Nathan Petrovay
Avivia Health from Kaiser Permanente
Director, Technology Solutions
Ms. Ashley Clark
Bipartisan Policy Center
Press Secretary
Mr. Joseph (Joe) P. Sawyer
Former Vice President of Marketing
Mr. Albert Santalo
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Bill Dexheimer
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sidney (Sid) Stolz
Former President
Ms. Dana Osayande
Director of Benefits
Charles Fox MD
Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)
Executive Director
Ms. Marcia Carruthers
Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)
Ms. Jennifer Jennings
Dodge Communications, Inc,
Former Senior Account Manager
Mr. Jeff Yaniga
DRX | Connecture
Former Vice President- Private Exchanges
Ms. Sharon Alford
Dynamic Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Former Vice President - Sales and Marketing
Ms. Marguerite (Meg) O'Toole
Dynamic Healthcare Systems, Inc.
Retired President
Ms. Alexandra (Alex) Drane
Eliza Corporation
Founder, Chief Visionary Officer and Chair of the Board
Ms. Nancy Scott
Eliza Corporation
Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications
Mr. David Spalding
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Tim Kowalski
Halfpenny Technologies
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Charles Halfpenny
Halfpenny Technologies
President and Founder
Mr. Michael L. Millenson
Health Quality Advisors LLC
Mr. Michael (Mike) Byers
Chief Executive Officer and President
Ms. Cynthia Weidner
Vice President of Client Development
Mr. Mitch Kleiman
Former Vice President - Strategy & Corporate Development
Ms. Janice W. Young
IDC Health Insights | Health Industry Insights (HII), an IDC company
Former Program Director of Payer IT Strategies
Mr. Daniel (Dan) J. Hilferty
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Richard Jalichandra
MapMyFitness, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Philip Hagen MD
Mayo Clinic
Medical Director
Ms. Margaret (Peggy) E. O'Kane
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Mr. Michael Cotton
Optum (formerly Alere Health)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Richard (Rich) Maturi
Premera Blue Cross
Senior Vice President of Health Care Delivery Systems
Ms. Jennifer Zinn
Roche Diagnostics
Vice President - Commercial Education
Ms. Whitney Green
Roche Diagnostics
Senior Vice President - Molecular Diagnostics
Ms. Nicole Solera
Assistant Account Executive
Mr. Mark Richardson
Director of Medicare Programs and Products
Mr. Bryan Boda
SocialWellth | WorldDoc Inc.
Vice President, Corporate Development and Client Services
Ms. Erin Jones
Account Manager
Alan E. London MD
Take Care Health Systems
Chief Medical Officer
Clint Hailey
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
SVP, Chief Managed Care Officer
Mr. Richard (Rick) H. Cooper
The Everett Clinic
Former Chief Executive Officer
Mr. David Sobel
The Permanente Medical Group
Medical Director
Michael Tronolone MD, MMM
The Polyclinic
Medical Director
Mr. Larry M. Bridge
TriZetto, A Cognizant Company
SVP - Strategy & Corporate Development
Honorable Mike Leavitt
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | HHS
Former Secretary
Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | HHS
Mr. Dennis Triplett
UMB Healthcare Services
CEO Healthcare Services
Mr. Thomas (Tom) Paul
CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare Solutions
Ms. Yasmine Winkler
Regional CEO - Community & State
Ms. Elizabeth Calzadilla-Fiallo
Communications Director
Ms. Brenda Schmidt
Viridian Health Management
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Andy Spaulding
Viridian Health Management
Director of the Viridian Center for Community and Worksite Health
Ms. Jill Brownley
Viridian Health Management
Director, Marketing and Communications
Jeffrey (Jeff) L. Kang MD, MPH
Walgreens Health Services | Walgreens Co.
Former Senior Vice President - Health and Wellness Services
Ms. Maeghan Nicholson
Wolters Kluwer Health - Pharmacy OneSource
Former Communications Coordinator
Dr. Olesya Fomenko
Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI)
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Independence Blue Cross Announces "IBX Game Changers Challenge"
"By harnessing the creative energies of our community and soliciting solutions that can improve our region's health and wellness, we are leading the way with our partners toward creating a healthier community," said Mr. Daniel J. Hilferty , President and CEO of IBC

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Premera Blue Cross and Washington Providers Collaborate on Healthcare Redesign
“Our goal with this initiative is to provide a new financial model for rewarding the delivery of high quality care to our members that improves their total health,” said Mr. Richard Maturi , senior vice president of Health Care Delivery Systems at Premera

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CareCore National CEO Blog Connects Readers with Relevant Healthcare Issues and Expert Resources
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UnitedHealthcare Extends Commitment to Helping Floridians Live Healthier Lives with Completion of Preferred Care Partners, Medica HealthCare Purchases
“We look forward to working with Preferred Care, Inc. and Medica leaders and employees, with their longstanding service, roots and relationships in local communities, to bring additional health innovations that increase access and value to the communities we collectively serve in Florida," said Mr. Thomas Paul , CEO of UnitedHealthcare

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Aetna Launches CarePass Developer Challenge with $100,000 in Prizes for Top Apps Encouraging Medication Compliance
“We’re thrilled to partner with Aetna and iTriage on the CarePass solutions to promote healthier living," said Mr. Richard Jalichandra , CEO of MapMyFitness, Inc.

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UMB Healthcare Services’ CEO Provides Perspective On Financial Benefits of Health Savings Accounts
“We encourage account holders to consider the long-term financial benefits of these accounts that ultimately help individuals financially prepare to manage health care costs later in life," said Mr. Dennis Triplett , CEO of UMB

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Aveta Inc. Announces New Subsidiary, Aveta Health Solutions, to Build and Manage Physician Networks
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UnitedHealthcare's myHealthcare Cost Estimator Offers Consumers Maximum Accuracy for Health Care Comparison Shopping
“myHealthcare Cost Estimator enables people to make better care decisions, by better understanding their treatment options, comparing services, and anticipating future costs," said Ms. Yasmine Winkler , chief product & marketing officer, UnitedHealthcare

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SelectHealth Chooses Dynamic Healthcare Systems' Voyager Suite
“With Dynamic Healthcare Systems ’s Voyager software, we found a solution that simplifies our operational processes and helps us remain compliant with evolving government regulations,” said Mr. Mark Richardson , Medicare director at SelectHealth

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements
Solutions News and Announcements
HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions
HIP Wonk Watch
HIP Industry Events

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
With Avivia Health Games, Everybody Wins
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HHS harnesses the power of health data to improve health
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Viridian Health Management Provides Best Practices to Integrate Safety and Health Promotion, Reduce Health-Care Costs and Increase Employee Productivity
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Health Care Analyst Jeff Goldsmith and Eliza Corporation's Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Alexandra Drane, Address Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act
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National Committee for Quality Assurance Grants “Accredited with Performance Reporting” Status to Alere
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Pharmacy OneSource Releases New Features for Sentri7
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Roche Diagnostics enters strategic alliance with med fusion that recognizes company as a Roche Molecular Center of Excellence
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Aviva USA Survey Finds Financial Situation is Top Stressor for Men and Links Stress Levels to Weight Gain
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
HighRoads Drives Record Growth Year as Affordable Care Act (ACA) Poses New Compliance Challenges for Employers
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SelectAccount acquires health savings account (HSA) business from American Chartered Bank
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DMEC Announces New Platinum Sponsor
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
Walgreens Names Alan E. London, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Take Care Health Systems Consumer Solutions Group
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ChipRewards, Inc. Names Sid Stolz as President
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Halfpenny Technologies Appoints Brian Muck as EVP of Sales and Marketing
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CareCloud Appoints Joseph P. Sawyer as Vice President of Marketing
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Forbes Insights Study Signals Imminent Health Care Shift Toward Value-Based Purchasing (VBP)
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New WCRI Study Helps Policymakers Design Medical Fee Schedules
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AAPPO: Enrollment In Consumer Directed Health Plans Grew By 18 Percent In 2011
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Bipartisan Policy Center Unveils Plan to Improve Nation's Physical Health and Lower Health Care Costs
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CPEhr Releases 2012 Employer Health Care Trends Report
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Mark Farrah Associates Finds Health Plan Revenue Continues to Shift from Commercial
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DMEC Survey Says Workplace Stress and Related Behavioral Health Conditions Are of Growing Concern to Employers
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HIP Industry Events    back to index
TriZetto Industry Webinar: Connect Healthcare Payers and Providers to Deliver Better Care and Lower Costs
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WorldDoc: bReddi Emergency Preparedness App Featured At The Health Data Initiative Forum III
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Medicare Channel Enrollment :: Free DRX Webinar
Mr. Jeff Yaniga Vice-President at DRX | Connecture will be discussing the challenges that Health Plans face in managing all of their enrollment channels
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