Asif Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, Named to Hanger, Inc. Board of Directors
Appointment brings healthcare information technology expertise to Hanger
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Asif Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, the largest independent provider of technology and services to hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Hanger, Inc., the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic services and products. Ahmad, who qualifies as an independent director under applicable New York Stock Exchange listing standards, was appointed on August 13, 2014.
“Given the strategic role of technology in Hanger's future, Asif's extensive experience in informatics, information technology, clinical operations, and business intelligence at major for-profit healthcare service providers and not-for-profit academic medical centers will be a valuable addition to Hanger's Board of Directors.”
"A proven leader in the healthcare information technology industry, Asif is widely recognized for his ability to concurrently advance high quality patient care, drive business value, and grow market share," Hanger President and CEO Vinit Asar said. "Given the strategic role of technology in Hanger's future, Asif's extensive experience in informatics, information technology, clinical operations, and business intelligence at major for-profit healthcare service providers and not-for-profit academic medical centers will be a valuable addition to Hanger's Board of Directors."
A recognized leader in the healthcare information technology industry, Ahmad has had a stellar career working with some of the most well-known healthcare organizations and academic institutions in the country. Prior to joining Anthelio, Ahmad was Sr. Vice President Information and Technology Services at McKesson Specialty Health where he was responsible for the strategic development of innovative technologies, processes and products. Before joining McKesson, a Fortune 20 Global Company, he served as VP, Diagnostic Services/CIO and Associate Dean at Duke University Health System and Medical Center. He was also CIO/CTO and Chair of the Clinical Technology Council at The Ohio State University Health System and Medical Center.
Ahmad has in-depth expertise in a broad range of areas that are critical to successfully navigating today’s ever-changing healthcare landscape. His experience spans software development, strategic planning, product management, clinical operations, informatics/IT, patient care and safety, research administration, revenue cycle and global expansion. Throughout his career, he has been recognized in the healthcare industry for advancing quality patient care while driving value and accelerating business growth. Asif received many awards and honors including: 2010 named top 10 Disruptive Forces in Health IT, 2009 CIO Hall of Fame Award, 2008 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, Executive Alliance 2006 Quality Leadership Award, and the 2001 Nicholas E. Davies Award. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan, a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Ohio State University, as well as a MBA from the Ohio State University.
About Anthelio Healthcare Solutions
Anthelio® is a driving force in the healthcare industry and is the largest independent provider of healthcare technology solutions to hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers. By provisioning hospitals in over 450 counties across the US with innovative solutions in the areas of IT, EHR, HIM, Patient Engagement, Enterprise Interoperability (EI) and Healthcare Analytics & Informatics (HAI) services, Anthelio impacts quality care to over six million patients. Powered by cutting-edge technologies and thousands of healthcare professionals with extensive clinical and operational experience, Anthelio drives high value for over 20,000 physicians and nurses in hundreds of healthcare organizations supporting their annual revenue of over $12 billion. Anthelio is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Visit www.antheliohealth.com for more information.
About Hanger, Inc.
Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the American Civil War, Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) delivers orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care, and distributes O&P products and rehabilitative solutions to the broader market. Hanger's Patient Care segment is the largest owner and operator of O&P patient care clinics with in excess of 740 locations nationwide. Through its Products & Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative solutions. Steeped in over 150 years of clinical excellence and innovation, Hanger's vision is to be the partner of choice for products and services that enhance human physical capability. For more information on Hanger, visit www.hanger.com.