SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DoctorGlobe, the nation’s first online U.S. domestic hospital-shopping platform, announces that Thomas (Tom) L. Kelly has joined its board of directors (BOD), bringing more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration and finance to lead initiatives for platform adoption among TPAs, brokers, self-funded employers, and health plans. Kelly’s appointment coincides with DoctorGlobe’s participation at the HealthCare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference, Feb. 19 - 23, 2017, Orlando, Florida, Innovation Kiosk 7785-64.
“At this exciting time of expansion for DoctorGlobe, we are fortunate to have Tom’s active leadership on our BOD and his presence at HIMSS to advance our growth position in the marketplace,” says Tibi Zohar, CEO, DoctorGlobe. “A seasoned executive who is highly respected within the healthcare industry for his expertise, vision and focus, Tom plays an important role in helping our clients to achieve substantial savings by utilizing online healthcare consumerism.”
DoctorGlobe’s bonus incentive tool inspires plan members to shop for the hospital that best fits their needs, and be rewarded based upon the savings generated by the hospital they select. The platform features innovative “Relative Pricing” methodology, driving an algorithm that ranks 120+ surgery procedures across 2,800+ hospitals by quality, distance and price. This allows employers to customize preferences based upon average costs of employee care, minimum desired savings, and desired employee incentives.
Kelly, most recently president & CEO of HealthSmart and prior to that president & CEO of Schaller Anderson, adds: “DoctorGlobe is the only cloud platform I know of that is designed with the user experience in mind. Existing transparency tools neglected that perspective and, as a result, are underutilized. I look forward to growing their market share and bringing this consumerism solution to employers, health plans and participants."
DoctorGlobe, the first and only online U.S. domestic hospital-shopping platform ushering inpatient care into 21st century online consumerism. Utilizing a ‘big data’ and ‘crowd wisdom’ approach, coupled with a smart employee incentive program, DoctorGlobe’s proprietary algorithm ranks 120+ surgery procedures across 2,800 hospitals, ensuring that every plan participant can seamlessly find, compare, inpatient care. Visit: www.doctorglobe.com.