Nationally recognized nephrologist joins company at a pivotal moment in kidney healthcare
December 16, 2021, TAMPA, FL—Healthmap Solutions, Inc. (Healthmap), an NCQA accredited kidney population health management company, today announced the appointment of John Danziger, MD as Regional Medical Director. The addition of Dr. Danziger, a nationally recognized nephrologist, emphasizes Healthmap’s commitment to prioritizing home and novel therapies for helping kidney patients live healthier and longer lives.
As the company’s Regional Medical Director, Dr. Danziger provides professional development and leadership for Healthmap’s clinical team, supports, and encourages providers to participate in Healthmap’s Kidney Health Management (KHM) program, and identifies additional ways to improve outcomes and overall experience for members living with kidney disease. Dr. Danziger reports directly to Dr. Howard Shaps, the company’s Chief Clinical Officer.
Dr. Danziger is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. He is a practicing nephrologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has also served as the Medical Director for the NxStage Boston South dialysis center. Dr. Danziger has a wide range of clinical experience in internal medicine, nephrology, and critical care, and has extensive experience caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). His research focuses on applying big data analytics to inform clinical decision making and mitigate racial, socioeconomic, and environmental health disparities. His research has been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the American Journal of Kidney Disease, and Kidney International. Dr. Danziger earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Philosophy in the history and philosophy of medicine from Cambridge University in England, and his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School of the University of Texas. He has been recognized as one of America’s Most Honored Professionals (2017, 2018, 2019) and a Top Doctor by Boston Magazine.
“Dr. Danziger is a visionary nephrologist whose leadership in helping patients optimize their renal replacement therapy and maximize control over their lives,” said Dr. Shaps. “He is a firm believer in the power of data, advanced technology, and patient-centered care to improve the lives of those living with kidney disease. As a provider he understands the value strong partnerships add to the patient experience in achieving the results providers expect. His approach directly aligns with our mission, and we’re thrilled to have him on join our team.”
“Healthmap is a trailblazing organization with a long history of using data, predictive analytics, and clinical expertise to improve kidney care, outcomes, and costs,” said Dr. Danziger. “As a nephrologist, I’ve seen firsthand the toll kidney disease can take on a patient and their care partner. Data-driven patient-centered care is the linchpin to identifying at-risk patients early when disease progression can be forestalled. I’m excited to join the Healthmap leadership team.”
Healthmap has experienced significant growth over the last year as demand for its proven KHM program continues to accelerate. Healthmap’s kidney population health management expertise uses the powerful and proven combination of data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics to identify people living with CKD. This technology is integrated with superior clinical expertise to empower healthcare providers with actionable, data-driven, and clinically proven insights combined with patient-centered care recommendations.
About Healthmap Solutions
Healthmap Solutions is an NCQA accredited kidney population health management company serving health plans, health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and provider groups seeking a value-based solution to improve the lives of millions of Americans living with kidney disease. Using its advanced technology, predictive analytics, and clinical expertise Healthmap detects kidney disease early and recommends clinically proven interventions to delay or slow disease progression. Healthmap’s Care Navigation team works with patients and a full spectrum of providers (primary care, nephrologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and dialysis providers), to deliver personalized whole-person care. Our approach is to proactively plan care transitions, and optimize renal replacement therapy, with a focus on in-home dialysis treatment and transplant. This approach results in improved care, outcomes, and experience for the person living with kidney disease, while lowering total medical costs for health plans and provider groups.