PatientPoint® Appoints Dr. Geeta Nayyar as Chief Medical Information Officer
Nationally Recognized Clinician and Healthcare Technology Expert To Drive Leading-Edge Patient Engagement and Care Coordination Initiatives
CINCINNATI, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PatientPoint today announced the appointment of Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A., as the company’s chief medical information officer (CMIO). A nationally recognized leader in healthcare information technology (HIT) as well as a board-certified practicing physician, Dr. Nayyar will drive PatientPoint’s leading-edge patient engagement and care coordination solutions, bringing an integrated perspective to physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and accountable care organizations (ACOs) facing the challenges of the nation’s changing healthcare system.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Nayyar join the PatientPoint senior team as we continue to invest strongly to extend our leadership position,” said Tom McGuinness, CEO of PatientPoint. “Geeta brings an exceptionally diverse set of perspectives in clinical medicine, health IT and policy issues, along with a deep personal commitment to improving patient care.”
“Patient engagement lies at the heart of health reform, and PatientPoint delivers a unique approach that drives a better patient experience,” said Dr. Nayyar. “The PatientPoint technology platform allows providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies to collaborate with each other and the patient to improve the delivery of healthcare services and patient outcomes, while keeping costs down.”
Dr. Nayyar was most recently the chief medical information officer at AT&T, where she provided a clinical perspective to the AT&T ForHealth(SM) strategy and portfolio. She also served as the principal medical officer at Vangent, Inc. and as the chief medical officer of APCO Worldwide, a public affairs and strategic communications firm. A specialist in rheumatology, Dr. Nayyar maintains an active practice while serving on the medical school faculty at Florida International University and George Washington University.
A member of the advisory board of the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS), Dr. Nayyar speaks frequently to major industry forums and is widely quoted in healthcare trade publications. She was named one of the “Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives” by Modern Healthcare and nominated as one of the publication’s “Top 100 Influencers in Healthcare.” In addition, she was recognized as one of the “Top 12 Powerful Women Voices in Healthcare Innovation and on Twitter in 2012″ by MedCity News.
Dr. Nayyar is well-known for her ability to develop and drive strategic initiatives for leading healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical companies. “PatientPoint continues to assemble a top-notch leadership team and grow its achievements in unison with its customers’ goals,” said Narendra Kini, M.D., CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital. “Dr. Nayyar will help PatientPoint set the bar in patient engagement and population health.”
Kate Berry, CEO of National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC), a public-private partnership, congratulated PatientPoint on adding Dr. Nayyar to its executive team. “Her background and expertise as a physician, combined with her knowledge in mobile health, social media and other consumer innovations will drive new perspectives on how our industry can engage meaningfully with patients,” she said. “I look forward to continuing to collaborate with PatientPoint and Dr. Nayyar to encourage adoption of patient engagement strategies that leverage health IT to drive better outcomes.”
Dr. Nayyar received her Medical Doctor and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Miami. She earned her Master of Business Administration from George Washington University. Dr. Nayyar holds memberships and committee appointments in several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems and the Healthcare Information and Management System Society.
PatientPoint® is the leader and innovator of patient and physician engagement solutions at the point of care. PatientPoint award-winning patient education programs and care coordination platform drive meaningful outcomes for patients, healthcare providers and program sponsors. The PatientPoint Care Coordination Platform is the first mobile-enabled care coordination and patient engagement platform to be prevalidated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2011 patient-centered medical home (PCMH) criteria. PatientPoint serves more than 61,000 physicians across all programs and more than 570 hospitals throughout the U.S., and impacts over 456 million patient and caregiver exposures annually. Learn more at www.patientpoint.com.
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