Mr. Chernin, Ms. Forte, and Dr. Subramanian Join Kidney Health Management Leader, Supporting Data-Driven, Population Health Management Approach to Clinical Care for Complex Kidney Patients
December 8, 2020, TAMPA, FL— Healthmap Solutions, Inc. (Healthmap), an industry-leading Kidney Health Management (KHM) company, today announced the appointment of Ethan Chernin as Vice President of Population Health Services, Helene Forte, RN, MS, as Vice President of Clinical Operations, and Mani Subramanian, M.D., MMI, as Vice President of Medical Informatics. These three recent appointments continue the expansion of Healthmap’s leadership team with top-tier talent, as Healthmap scales to meet the growing demand for its industry-leading KHM program.
As Vice President of Population Health, Ethan Chernin is responsible for advancing continuity of care and improving outcomes and costs associated with kidney care member populations. Prior to joining Healthmap, Chernin was a senior executive at BayCare Health System, serving as the organization’s Vice President of Population Health and Chief Operating Officer of BayCare Physician Partners. He was formerly the Executive Director of Rainbow & Babies Children’s Hospital and Senior Population Health Manager, Innovations, at the Cleveland Clinic. Chernin earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA, Health Systems Management from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.
“Ethan brings an innovative, strategic, and proven record of success in developing and implementing value-based population health management strategies that improve outcomes and costs and address the social determinants of health barriers that can disrupt the continuity of care,” said Andrew Wall, co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer. “We will look to Ethan to guide our population health strategies and align our efforts in easing our clients’ transition to value-based care.”
Helene Forte will oversee clinical operations and provider relations. She joins Healthmap with 25 years of experience in population health and clinical operations, developing innovative strategies to expand provider and member engagement. Prior to joining Healthmap, she held several executive positions including Vice President of Dual Eligible Plans at BMC Healthnet, Vice President of Emerging Markets and Care Management for Tufts Health Plan, and Vice President of Medical Operations at APS Healthcare. She holds a BS in science with a concentration in nursing from the University of Massachusetts, and an MS in Nursing from Boston University.
“We are excited to have Ms. Forte join the Healthmap Solutions team. She brings significant experience improving clinical quality of care, cost savings, and efficiencies in clinical operations,” said Thomas Watson, Chief Operating Officer. “By expanding provider and member engagement and improving the quality of clinical care, Ms. Forte will propel Healthmap’s mission to improve the lives of patients living with kidney disease while delivering value-based results.”
As Vice President of Medical Informatics, Dr. Subramanian is responsible for leveraging data and informatics to improve patient outcomes and financial performance. He joins Healthmap with over 21 years of interdisciplinary experience spanning clinical medicine and informatics. He’s held several senior leadership roles overseeing clinical informatics applications, provider engagement, and technology integration. Prior to joining Healthmap, Dr. Subramanian served as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer – Ambulatory Services – with Presence Health in Illinois, leading the implementation of electronic health records (EHR) across a 12-hospital system. Previously, he served as the Lead Physician Informaticist at OSF HealthCare and as the Medical Informatics Fellow at the College of American Pathologists. He sits on several advisory boards of health technology start-up companies. Dr. Subramanian holds an MD from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences/Research [India] and an MS in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University.
“Dr. Subramanian’s impressive credentials make him a phenomenal addition to the Healthmap Solutions team,” said Andrew Wall. “His expertise across clinical work and informatics will reinforce the company’s rich history in data, fueling innovations in clinical care and financial performance for kidney health management. “
Mr. Chernin, Ms. Forte and Dr. Subramanian join Healthmap at a pivotal time in the Kidney Health Management sector, both across the industry and within the company. In the U.S. more than 37 million people live with chronic kidney disease and close to 800,000 have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the more serious disease state which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Kidney disease is complex and costly to treat. People living with the condition often present with comorbid conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, requiring multidisciplinary care and an extensive medication regimen to remain healthy. In 2017, Medicare alone spent $120 billion to care for people living with kidney disease, up $6 billion from the prior year. Recent regulatory changes such as the 21st Century Cures Act are opening the door for thousands of newly eligible kidney patients to access more affordable care and a wider array of benefits through coverage under a Medicare Advantage plan.
These changes are driving up industry demand for solutions to improve outcomes, care, and costs.
Healthmap Solutions is a national leader in kidney health management and is experiencing a year of tremendous growth. Healthmap is in late-stage contracting with several leading health plans to implement its KHM program, amounting to tens of thousands of patients across the country. Currently, the company supports the health of four million lives and manages $1 billion in medical spend.
In response to the significant growth in demand for the company’s proven KHM program, Healthmap recently expanded its executive leadership team with the appointments of Eric Reimer as Chief Executive Officer and co-Chairman of the Board, Richard Popiel, M.D., MBA, as Chief Medical Officer, Alison Gilligan, to the position of Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategic Solutions, and Thomas Watson as Chief Operating Officer. They join a tenured team of healthcare executives at the company, including Joe Vattamattam, co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Wall, co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, and Tom Gaffney, Chief Growth Officer. The company also added to its Board of Directors with the appointments of Trent T. Haywood, M.D., J.D., and Jonathan B. Gavras, M.D., FCCP.
About Healthmap Solutions
Healthmap Solutions is an NCQA accredited Kidney Health Management (KHM) company serving health plans, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and provider groups seeking value-based solutions that improve the clinical care and financial performance of high-risk, high-cost kidney disease populations. The company has a rich history forged in data and analytics, having begun as a healthcare data clearinghouse, and later adding robust health analytics expertise. Today, Healthmap Solutions uses that experience to power a complex KHM program for our clients and provider networks. For more information visit www.healthmapsolutions.com.
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