(source The Wall Street Journal) – June 26th, 2013 – Calibre One completed two searches for PatientPoint, the leader and innovator in mobile-enabled care coordination and patient engagement solutions.
PatientPoint has expanded its executive leadership team with two important hires to support business operations and performance. John McAuley has been named chief operating officer, and Eldon Richards will serve as vice president of engineering & technology services. Both McAuley and Richards will be based out of Orlando, FL.
McAuley has more than three decades of healthcare experience in the medical technology and information technology sectors. Most recently, he was senior vice president of IT managed services for AllScripts, where he played a pivotal role in tripling the company’s outsourcing business revenue. Previously, he served as Eclipsys’s senior vice president for outsourcing, hosting and support, where he also was responsible for the launch of off-shore organizations that support these businesses in India.
Richards has a strong track record of managing software engineering organizations in rapid growth businesses. He spent 18 years with UnitedHealth Group in a variety of roles, most recently as vice president, software engineering at OptumInsight, where he was responsible for managing and maturing a large, geographically dispersed software engineering team with more than 600 product releases per year. Richards earned his MBA from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management and his BS degree in computer science from the University of Utah.
“PatientPoint is continually advancing our solutions to extend a two-decade leadership in patient engagement at the point of care,” said Raj Toleti, president of Coordinated Care Solutions and chief technology officer for PatientPoint. “With the progression of meaningful use and new accountable care initiatives, how physicians connect, communicate and empower their patients to take a more active role in their care is quickly becoming a significant driver of successful care coordination and patient navigation. These executive additions build upon the company’s strong momentum as it continues to grow its customer base, deliver significant product innovations and advance the way providers and physician practices adopt new healthcare delivery models.”
“Our exceptional people are the key to our evolution and drive our unique approach to improving health outcomes and efficiency,” said Tom McGuinness, chief executive officer of PatientPoint. “The addition of seasoned executives like John and Eldon represents our commitment to operational excellence, furthering innovation and maximizing customer value as we experience tremendous growth in our business.”
“Since its acquisition by HealthyAdvice Networks last year, PatientPoint has bridged the points of separation across businesses and strengthened its care coordination offering by pulling together data from multiple sources to help providers improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their care delivery,” said McAuley. “This integrated approach provides a more holistic solution to providers and clients to address longstanding challenges at the horizons of product and care settings. It has also changed the way the company markets, sells and integrates our products. No other company offers the complete physician and patient engagement solution that is also hypertargeted to specifically meet the needs of the patient and the healthcare center.”
PatientPoint is the leader and innovator of patient and physician engagement solutions at the point of care. PatientPoint award-winning patient education programs and care coordination platform drive meaningful outcomes for patients, healthcare providers and program sponsors. The PatientPoint Care Coordination Platform is the first mobile-enabled care coordination and patient engagement platform to be prevalidated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2011 patient-centered medical home (PCMH) criteria. PatientPoint serves more than 61,000 physicians across all programs and more than 570 hospitals throughout the U.S., and impacts over 456 million patient and caregiver exposures annually. Learn more at www.patientpoint.com.