NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive healthcare, today announced the appointment of Roy Ramthun as chief of policy & regulatory affairs. Ramthun brings more than 25 years of healthcare policy experience to his new role having previously served as a healthcare policy advisor for the George W. Bush Administration in 2003, where he led the U.S. Treasury Department's implementation of health savings accounts (HSAs) and spearheaded Medicare Part D (or the Medicare prescription drug benefit ).
"We welcome Roy's experience and leadership to the EHE community," said Deborah McKeever, president and COO of EHE International. "In his new role as chief of policy & regulatory affairs, he will be responsible for leveraging EHE's comprehensive preventive healthcare experience with his own public policy experience to deliver effective healthcare strategies to businesses and executives. His experience will play a pivotal role in extending our track record of innovation, while helping us grow and adapt to the changing healthcare landscape. Roy's leadership will help ensure that we continue to provide a high-level of quality and service, which have been our hallmark for more than 100 years."
He has previously served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee of Finance and the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, now known as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He also spent eight years with Humana Inc. and two years leading the West Health Policy Center.
Ramthun holds a master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
"I believe the way EHE provides preventive healthcare is a model for the nation," said Ramthun. "We could do much as a country to improve patients' use of preventive services, especially for those Americans at risk for costly chronic diseases and conditions."
About EHE International
Since 1913, EHE International has been dedicated to helping organizations improve health care, reduce costs and manage risks. Its Centers of Excellence in Preventive Healthcare protocols are specifically designed for early detection of preventable disease and associated risk factors. The exam is supported by a full year of post-exam management and care coordination that includes personal health coaching, in-network physician referrals, patient engagement and resources to support population health management. EHE International is the only preventive healthcare program available nationally. Its clinically based educational and social-engagement platforms are the preferred choice among America's leading employers. EHE provides each client with free, HIPAA-compliant access to the health outcomes data it collects. Through our independent research advisory board, EHE provides analytical benchmark data that helps employers gauge the overall health status and culture of their organizations. For more information, visit www.eheintl.com.
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