NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stellar Health, a healthcare technology company headquartered in New York City, has announced the appointment of five new members to the quickly growing company’s Board of Advisors, effective immediately. Joining the Board are Jonathan Blum, Dr. Richard Park, Dr. Soujanya (Chinni) Pulluru, Jack Friedman, and Nanette DeTurk. As Stellar Health has expanded across 11 US States in 2019, the company is looking to key industry veterans to help them on their mission to enable and advance value-based care.
“We are excited to grow the Stellar Health Team and welcome some of the best in healthcare to join us as we transform value-based care,” said Michael Meng, CEO and Co-Founder of Stellar Health.
Jonathan Blum, former Principal Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and now Managing Principal at Health Management Associates has 20 years of experience working in leadership roles in both public and private healthcare financing organizations.
“During my time at CMS, I strove to make fundamental changes to the Medicare Advantage program that has accelerated in growth over the past few years. Payors have started to commit to value-based care models, which starts with a product like Stellar Health. Stellar Health is the best quality incentive and physician engagement program on the market. Stellar Health allows practices to know where they stand and how they are measured to provide the best care for the patient,” highlighted Jonathan Blum.
Dr. Richard Park is the Co-Founder and was the CEO of CityMD which recently merged with Summit Medical. CityMD is the leading urgent care provider in the New York metro areas with over 120 sites. He is also a board-certified emergency medicine physician and is also a Managing Partner at Ascend Capital Partners, a growth-orientated Healthcare Private Equity Fund.
Dr. Soujanya (Chinni) Pulluru is a Family Medicine physician and healthcare executive with over 15 years of leadership experience in health care delivery. She has spearheaded the implementation and growth of diverse risk portfolios, multimillion dollar APM contracts while earning industry top ratings in quality across Medicare and Commercial contracts.
Dr. Pulluru points out from her time as the Executive Medical Officer of DuPage Medical Group, “I truly believe there’s a fundamental gap between payors and providers and this inhibits adoption of Value-Based Care and creating sustainable change in Health Care Delivery. Stellar Health serves as a proven translational agent between the two and engages providers to improve patient outcomes.”
Jack Friedman has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare. He was the former SVP for Accountable Care at Providence Health & Services and Chief Executive Officer of Providence Health Plan.
“While at Providence Health, I worked to improve quality, costs, and access. I knew that in order to drive value-based care, you need to find a model that really activates and rewards primary care in a tangible manner. The Stellar Health model does exactly this and I wish we had this solution around when I was at Providence Health,” explained Jack Friedman.
Nanette DeTurk is the Principal of Black Powder Advisors, a healthcare strategy and advisory services firm. She currently serves as a Special Advisor and Member of the Advisory Board for Echo Health Ventures. She is the former EVP, CFO, and Strategy Leader for Highmark Health.
These new additions to Stellar Health's Board of Advisors bring a wealth of experience and a diverse and unique set of skills. From physician leaders to senior payor executives, the incredible knowledge and expertise will provide an immediate impact to the continued success of Stellar Health. As Stellar Health continues to grow, this industry leading Board of Advisors will help shape and define the next generation of Stellar's innovation in value-based care.
About Stellar Health: Stellar Health is a point-of-care, cloud-based platform (“Stellar App”) that activates primary care providers to achieve value-based goals that improve patient outcomes, such as improving quality scores and optimizing the patient care journey through transitions of care and site of service referrals. The Stellar App helps primary care providers continually engage with their patients by providing them real-time information and tangible action-based incentives for improving quality of care. Stellar Health’s mission is to enable all providers to engage and succeed in value-based care by bridging the incentive gap between providers and payors. If you would like more information, please contact Stellar Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.stellar.health.