COLUMBIA, Md., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Health Solutions, a leading healthcare management and redesign company powered by Geisinger Health System's proven methods, is pleased to announce that Glenn Steele, MD, PhD, chairman of xG Health, has been named vice chairman of the Health Transformation Alliance (HTA), a group comprising 25 leading U.S. corporations.
In his new role, Dr. Steele will help lead the development of HTA strategies and initiatives that facilitate change in the healthcare industry and improve the ways in which healthcare benefits are purchased for employees.
Said Kevin Cox, chief human resource officer at American Express and chairman of HTA, "Dr. Steele is a well-known healthcare expert with the experience of a true insider. Under his leadership, Geisinger Health System emerged as one of the most progressive and impressive healthcare systems in the country. He will play an invaluable role in building on the many activities we have undertaken since our launch in February."
"The Health Transformation Alliance is working to give patients and employees higher-quality healthcare at affordable prices," said Dr. Steele. "This is a goal that I have worked towards in my career as a doctor and healthcare executive, and that I look forward to continuing with the Alliance."
Dr. Steele served as president and CEO of Geisinger from 2001 to 2014. Previously, he served as dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at the University of Chicago. Prior to that, he served in senior executive, clinical and academic roles at Harvard Medical School, and at Deaconess Professional Practice Group and New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He is a past chairman of the American Board of Surgery.
About xG Health Solutions
xG Health Solutions powers long-term success for healthcare organizations through analysis, care redesign, technology and an unmatched depth of expertise. We have roots in one of America's most innovative and successful health systems, Geisinger Health System, and our clinician-led management team has had multidimensional experience at Geisinger and other leading institutions. Our solutions span care management, care redesign, population health analytics and bundled payments, while our products — xGLearn, xGCare, EnrG|Apps, ProvenCare and ProvenHealth Navigator — scale and expedite change for our clients.
For more information, see xghealth.com.
Dave Donati, Marketing
xG Health Solutions, Inc.
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