PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CitiusTech, a leading provider of healthcare technology services and solutions, today announced that William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD has been appointed as the Chairman effective November 15, 2017. He has served as a member of CitiusTech’s Board of Directors from 2015 to 2017.
Dr. Winkenwerder is recognized as a healthcare industry expert and has significant experience across health insurance, healthcare providers, federal healthcare and health information technology. Previously, Dr. Winkenwerder has served as the CEO of Highmark Inc., the third largest integrated health insurance and delivery system in the U.S., accruing over $17 billion in annual revenues. He has also served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in the United States Department of Defense, where he led the medical programs for the U.S. Military Health System. Prior to this role, he held senior leadership roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Prudential Healthcare and Emory University. Dr. Winkenwerder is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a board-certified physician who has practiced in primary care internal medicine.
“I am excited to take on this role,” said Dr. Winkenwerder. “The healthcare industry is going through a rapid phase of evolution and technologic change. As a leader in healthcare data and information management, CitiusTech has been very successful in helping healthcare organizations leverage technology to reduce costs, drive better patient outcomes and optimize performance.”
In his new role as the Chairman, Dr. Winkenwerder will continue to steer the company towards achieving its vision of creating distinctive and superior solutions and services for the global healthcare industry. He will play a significant role in defining the organization’s strategic roadmap for key markets including providers and health plans. Dr. Winkenwerder will also help CitiusTech drive innovation through its key focus areas - healthcare enterprise applications, data management, performance management, and data science and consulting. He will also be closely involved in supporting and enhancing CitiusTech’s leadership team.
“We are honored to have Dr. Winkenwerder join us as the Chairman at CitiusTech,” said Rizwan Koita, chief executive officer at CitiusTech. “He has been closely associated with CitiusTech as a Board Member over the past few years and I look forward to working with him closely. His significant leadership experience and knowledge of the healthcare ecosystem will be very important for CitiusTech to continue to grow and help our clients accelerate innovation in healthcare.”
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CitiusTech is a provider of healthcare technology services and solutions to medical technology companies, providers, payers and life sciences organizations, with over 2,700 professionals worldwide. CitiusTech’s services and solutions include healthcare software development, healthcare interoperability, regulatory compliance, BI/analytics, consumer engagement, care coordination and population health management. CitiusTech helps customers accelerate innovation in healthcare through a number of solutions and accelerators for clinical quality reporting, healthcare big data, cloud computing, mobile health and predictive analytics. With cutting-edge technology expertise, world-class service quality and a global resource base, CitiusTech, consistently delivers best-in-class solutions at an unmatched cost advantage to healthcare clients worldwide.