For Immediate Release
August 8th, 2019
Healthmap Solutions Expands Clinical Operation with Appointment of Amy Kozsuch as Director of Clinical Programs
Kozsuch’s Clinical, Operational and Strategic Development Experience to Drive Kidney Health Program Innovation
August 7, 2019 — TAMPA, FL— Healthmap Solutions, a national kidney health management company, announced today the appointment of Amy Kozsuch to the newly created position of Director of Clinical Programs. Kozsuch brings over 30 years of experience in the renal industry as a nurse, healthcare consultant and most recently as the President of the National Kidney Foundation of Florida Board of Trustees. As Director of Clinical Programs, Kozsuch will apply her extensive clinical, operations and financial expertise to the expansion and development of innovative programs that advance early detection of chronic kidney disease, defer its progression and deliver improved patient outcomes at lower costs.
“Amy brings an unparalleled ability to intertwine the kidney health, behavioral health and social determinant of health needs of patients with data and analytics, resulting in a ‘right touch’ approach to driving innovation and delivering proven clinical programs that advance patient health,” said Joe Vattamattam, Chief Executive Officer of Healthmap. “Amy is known for her compassionate and respectful approach to caring and advocating for those experiencing chronic kidney disease and she will make an invaluable addition to the Healthmap team.”
Chronic kidney disease has posed a significant challenge to the providers who care for patients, health plans that cover the costs and patients who are afflicted with it. In the United States, one in nine people have chronic kidney disease and remain unaware of it until they need more aggressive treatment. More than 726,000 Americans have irreversible kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and need a kidney transplant or dialysis while they wait for a kidney transplant, which can take upwards of three to seven years. What’s more, early detection remains the most meaningful way of stemming the growth rate of chronic kidney disease, keeping patients healthy and lowering cost of care.
“Today, 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and many are unaware of their condition until they are told they need dialysis,” said Kozsuch. “I’ve seen first hand the effect this diagnosis has on patients and their healthcare providers, and the toll it is taking on our healthcare system. We can and must do better. The promise for improving outcomes lies in better utilizing data and analytics and forging strong partnerships with physicians and patients. Healthmap is leading the way on this front, and I’m excited to join a team that is championing more effective healthcare outcomes for patients struggling with chronic kidney disease.”
Kozsuch has made a longstanding commitment to advocating for kidney patients and their health, and is the current President of National Kidney Foundation of Florida’s Board of Trustees, where she serves with distinction.
“Amy’s commitment to kidney patients is inspiring,” said Kevin Longino, Chief Executive Officer of the National Kidney Foundation and a kidney transplant patient. “Through her volunteer leadership role with our affiliate, the National Kidney Foundation of Florida, she has helped increase public awareness of chronic kidney disease. Through her patient-centered focus, she has greatly helped advance kidney patient care at the state and national levels. She is truly among the finest volunteer leaders, and her passion to help all people affected by kidney disease motivates countless others to follow her example.”
Healthmap is a kidney health management company serving health plans, including Medicare Advantage and employer-sponsored plans, as well as accountable care organizations (ACOs) and provider groups seeking value-based solutions that improve the clinical and financial performance for high-risk, high-cost kidney patient populations. The company has a rich history forged in data and analytics, having begun as a healthcare data clearing house, adding robust healthcare analytics expertise, and today Healthmap uses that experience to power complex kidney health management programs with its clinical experts. The company also provides similar integrated programs across the full range of specialty health population management. For more information: healthmapsolutions.com.