MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jeff Fritz, CEO of Gestalt Health, announced today that Charles Fazio, M.D. has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for the organization. Gestalt Health is an independent, next generation health IT services company that delivers real time healthcare information to its partners within the healthcare community. Dr. Fazio joined Gestalt Health this month to provide leadership and subject matter expertise. Dr. Fazio has more than three decades of experience in the healthcare industry and is a highly respected member of both the physicians’ and health plan communities.
“At Gestalt Health, Charlie will be working with the rest of the team to help shape the future of healthcare for years to come,” said Fritz, who founded the company early in 2011. “Charlie has a unique combination of hands-on patient care and administrative leadership that is invaluable as we solve one of the biggest issues in healthcare today. Creating a collaborative environment for the healthcare community will ultimately create better care for individual patients, as well as communities. Charlie knows the healthcare environment better than anyone, and we’re counting on his expert guidance.”
Dr. Fazio most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer and senior vice president at Medica Health Plans in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to working at Medica, Dr. Fazio practiced at a succession of clinics and medical centers as a medical director, staff physician and emergency room physician. He holds both undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University and earned a Masters degree in Administrative Medicine from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1990. In 2007, Dr. Fazio served on the Minnesota Governor’s Task Force on Health Care Transformation. In 2009, he co-chaired the Minnesota task force on Provider Peer Group Measurement.
“Healthcare reform is about so much more than making insurance available to everyone. The healthcare community has to move away from competing on information and add to the momentum around collaboration. Gestalt Health is going to change the landscape of the healthcare industry. I wanted to help shape that transformation,” said Dr. Fazio.
About Gestalt Health - Gestalt Health is an independent, next generation health IT services company that delivers more meaningful, usable, interactive healthcare information about patients and populations. The Gestalt Health Network is a secure, collaborative workspace for the healthcare community to share and process information creating a 360-degree view of individual and population healthcare information. These powerful, real time insights power better performance for the healthcare community and ultimately better care for the patient.
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