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Maureen O’Connor Joins NextHealth Technologies’ Board of Advisors
DENVER — April 3, 2016 — NextHealth Technologies Inc., a prescriptive analytics and consumer engagement platform that measurably reduces medical costs for health plans, announced today that Maureen O’Connor has joined its Board of Advisors. As a senior healthcare executive with proven and extensive experience in matters of strategy, business development, health policy, and strategic investing, Ms. O’Connor brings a wealth of industry knowledge and relationships to her advisory role.
“It’s not often you come across a healthcare technology company that so dramatically reduces avoidable medical costs and improves outcomes,” said Ms. O’Connor. “I’m excited to join this transformational organization to help expand their footprint amongst innovative health plans and to uncover which new use cases can have the biggest impact.”
“I couldn’t be more grateful to welcome Maureen to our Board of Advisors,” said Eric Grossman, CEO of NextHealth Technologies. “Her unparalleled network within the Blue Cross Blue Shield realm and strategic guidance to help us navigate the complexities of health plan organizational governance and campaign execution are invaluable to the company.”
Prior to retiring in early 2017, Ms. O’Connor served as Executive Vice President of Diversified Businesses for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (“BCBSNC”) and President of Mosaic Health Solutions, a company created to develop and drive market-facing solutions through acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and build-outs to meet the needs of consumers and other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. Between 2009 and 2014, Maureen served as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for BCBSNC, responsible for the healthcare and clinical divisions of the company, network relationships and health system innovation, data analytics and insights, strategy and business development. She joined BCBSNC in 2000 as VP and Deputy General Counsel and later assumed the roles of General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer.
Maureen serves on several professional and community boards, including the Oliver Wyman Healthcare Innovation Leaders Alliance, the United Way of the Greater Triangle (incoming board chair), Family House at UNC Hospitals, and Elon University Law School. She was named by Triangle Business Journal as one of 12 “People to Watch” in 2014. Diversity Journal designated Maureen as one of the nation’s “100 Women to Watch in 2009”, and she was recognized in 2008 as one of 10 “Women Extraordinare” in the Triangle by Business Leader Media. She received a law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in English from College of the Holy Cross.
About NextHealth Technologies
NextHealth Technologies empowers people to make the best healthcare decisions. Our prescriptive analytics and consumer engagement platform has helped innovative health plans such as UnitedHealthcare, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and Florida Blue reduce medical costs by over $40 PMPM. Scalable to multiple use cases and lines of business, plans now know who to target, which programs work, which don’t, and precisely how well – all from a single platform. Outcomes are measured within 10 weeks from deployment and offer in-year ROI. NextHealth offers a turn-key managed services contract and puts its fees at risk based delivered outcomes. For more information, visit nexthealthtechnologies.com.
Melissa O’Connor (VP, Marketing) – [email protected]