BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NaviNet, America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network, welcomes two senior executives to its team of industry leaders. S. Michael Ross, M.D., MHA, joins as chief medical officer and David Kates joins as senior vice president of Product Management and Clinical Strategy, bringing a collective 55 years of clinical and technology expertise to the frontlines as the company continues to deliver innovative clinical and mobile solutions to address provider and payer business challenges. The addition of Dr. Ross and Mr. Kates to the NaviNet management team further strengthens the company’s mission to advance the efficiency and quality of healthcare through solutions for patient-centric healthcare information management.
“As both a doctor and an entrepreneur, Michael brings to NaviNet first-hand experience with physicians’ use of technology as well as strategies for using technology to improve the quality of patient care,” said Brad Waugh, president and CEO of NaviNet. “Michael’s clinical expertise, combined with David’s extensive background in evaluating market needs to define the strategic direction of healthcare solutions, provides NaviNet with a valuable brain-trust that will further extend the value of our offerings.”
In his role as chief medical officer, Dr. Ross is responsible for leading the clinical direction of NaviNet and providing guidance to teams developing NaviNet solutions and services to assist healthcare professionals and health plans in improving care delivery and quality. Prior to joining NaviNet, Ross served as chief medical officer and senior vice president of Business Development at Prematics, a leading provider of mobile care management solutions, which was acquired by NaviNet in 2010. In this role, Ross was responsible for helping health plan customers efficiently leverage the e-prescribing platform to improve communications with providers and members. Ross previously served as vice president of Healthcare at Varolii Corporation, vice president of Strategic Business at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and as chief executive officer of Advanced Concepts Institute, a USP research group focused on the adoption of health information technology and its impact.
As the senior vice president of Product Management and Clinical Strategy at NaviNet, Mr. Kates works closely with the product development team to establish the direction for multiple product lines to advance the efficiency and quality of healthcare. Prior to joining NaviNet, Kates served as the senior vice president of Business and Product Strategy at Prematics. Kates previously held senior level management positions at Hx Technologies and WebMD, now Sage Software. Kates currently serves as co-chair for the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), is a member of the Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and is a past board member of HL7. He has served in leadership positions within the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), American Health Information Community (AHIC) and the national eHealth Initiative.
With guidance from both Dr. Ross and Mr. Kates, NaviNet recently launched its mobile care management platform, NaviNet Mobile Connect, which enables the delivery of intelligent, actionable patient-related information to physicians via handheld devices, helping to close care gaps, enhance care management and coordination, and improve treatment plan adherence. NaviNet Mobile Connect supports two solutions: NaviNet Prescribe, a full-service e-prescribing and clinical decision support solution, and NaviNet Care Alerts, which delivers value-added clinical messages to providers and patients. NaviNet Mobile Connect extends the reach of NaviNet solutions to the exam room and enhances NaviNet’s offerings for unified patient information management (UPIM).
NaviNet, America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network, securely links leading health plans, industry partners and the government to hundreds of thousands of physicians, clinicians and other healthcare professionals. More than 70 percent of the nation’s physicians are enrolled in the NaviNet Network, which touches 121 million covered lives. NaviNet’s solutions and services for unified patient information management (UPIM) address the full lifecycle of healthcare data management by providing single-source access to patient-centric administrative, financial and clinical information to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve quality of care. The NaviNet solution suite includes NaviNet Insurer Connect, NaviNet Mobile Connect, NaviNet EMR, NaviNet PM, NaviNet Medicare Eligibility and NaviNet Extended Eligibility. For more information, or to sign up for NaviNet, please visit www.NaviNet.net or call 617-715-6000 or 800-805-7569. Connect with us on our blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.