THE ATA ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Adding Managed Care Executives and Leading Telehealth Service Providers; Dr. Joe Kvedar, Partners HealthCare, Recently Named President-elect
WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2019 — The ATA, the premier organization working to accelerate the adoption of telehealth, today announced the addition of four new Board members, bringing deep experience in managed care and virtual care technologies.
The ATA also recently announced that telehealth pioneer and visionary, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, and Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, has re-joined the ATA as President-elect. Dr. Kvedar previously served as President of the ATA from 2004-2005, and was a member of the Board of Directors from 2002-2006. He will become President in April 2020, succeeding John Glaser, PhD, Executive Senior Advisor, Cerner, who will become Immediate Past President.
“The ATA has a renewed approach and a clear vision, to integrate virtual care into emerging value-based delivery models, focusing on the whole patient and collaboration between care settings. Telehealth offerings perfectly align with these new models, extending capacity and access to personalized, quality care, where and when the patient needs it,” said Dr. Kvedar.
Also joining the ATA Board of Directors:
Michael Baird is President of Customer Solutions at American Well. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Avizia, an acute care telemedicine company that powered hundreds of hospitals and health systems. American Well acquired Avizia in 2018, expanding the capabilities and footprint of American Well. Mike’s passion and focus is to help healthcare organizations of all sizes to leverage technology to advance care access, efficiency, cost, quality and experience. Mike advises several health IT startups and serves as a Venture Partner at Waterline Ventures. Prior to American Well, Mike held senior positions at Tandberg, Cisco, McKinsey & Company and Dell.
Joseph M. DeVivo, CEO of InTouch Health, has a proven track record of 30 years of extensive business leadership and 25 years of medical device experience, from small startups to major corporations. Prior to joining InTouch Health, Joe was President, CEO and Director at Angiodynamics; Global President, Smith & Nephew Orthopedics; President, CEO and Director, RITA Medical Systems, Inc.; President and COO, Computer Motion Inc.; and Vice President, General Manager, U.S. Surgical/Davis, a division of Tyco International’s Healthcare Business.
Andrea Gelzer, MD, is Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at AmeriHealth Caritas, a Medicaid and Medicare managed care organization. Prior, she was CMO for Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan,
the largest Medicaid and Commonwealth Care managed care organization in Massachusetts. She also served in multiple roles at Cigna Corporation, and for 12+ years worked in private practice in Internal Medicine. She is a pioneer in the development of provider organizations and health information exchanges.
Yasmine Winkler is the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State’s Central Region, and also served as the Community & State division’s chief consumer officer. There, she proposed and established Net Promoter Score (NPS) as a fundamental metric in measuring consumer satisfaction and helped to implement the inclusive delivery model for social services. Prior, Yasmine was the Chief Marketing, Product and Innovation Officer for UnitedHealthcare’s Employer & Individual division, where she launched new capabilities and products that modernized how consumers interact with insurance. She held multiple roles at HCSC and has 35 years’ experience in the health insurance industry.
“With the addition of these new Board members, and with the leadership and vision of Joe Kvedar, the ATA represents the telehealth community, the diversity of our industry and the breadth of expertise needed to truly change the way care is delivered,” said Ann Mond Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, the ATA. “We are fortunate to have an influential, experienced and highly motivated Board, to guide our efforts to advance the adoption telehealth and virtual care. We are delighted to welcome our newest Board members to the ATA.”
About The ATA
As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the ATA is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people. The ATA represents a broad and inclusive member network of technology solution providers and payers, as well as partner organizations and alliances, working to advance industry adoption of telehealth, promote responsible policy, advocate for government and market normalization, and provide education and resources to help integrate virtual care into emerging value-based delivery models.
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The following quotes are from the newest members of the ATA Board of Directors:
“The mission of the ATA squarely aligns with the work we do at American Well and more importantly with the needs of the industry and our country overall,” said Michael Baird, President of Customer Solutions at American Well. “I’m honored to join the ATA in its efforts to advance awareness around the value, impact and potential that virtual care can and is bringing to providers, insurers, patients, and innovators.”
“I am honored to join the ATA Board at a pivotal moment in the proliferation of telehealth,” said Joseph M. DeVivo, CEO at InTouch Health. “I applaud what the ATA has accomplished thus far in accelerating telehealth adoption and I look forward to contributing my expertise to help advance their mission of changing the way the world thinks about healthcare.”
“As a nation, we’re at a crossroads for virtual care. I’m honored to join the ATA board at this exciting time, as we advance best practices for new ways to deliver care through telehealth,” said Andrea Gelzer, MD, is Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at AmeriHealth Caritas.
“It is my honor to join this esteemed organization as the ATA works diligently to extend the reach of telehealth to provide access to our most indigent and isolated populations. I look forward to leveraging my expertise from the payer perspective to support the advancement of the ATA’s strategy to impact access to care,” said Yasmine Winkler, former CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State’s Central Region, and the Community & State division’s chief consumer officer.