BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As both consumer and provider demand for digital engagement pushes healthcare organizations to innovate more rapidly, human-centered digital strategy, program management and technology design are becoming increasingly essential elements to deliver successful products across the industry. Medullan, a digital health firm focused on improving healthcare outcomes and long-time pioneer in this space, has announced that it has appointed Chuck Gahun and Jeff Gombala to lead its global Program Management and Technology practices.
Chuck Gahun is an accomplished digital strategy innovator and program management leader, with over 16 years of experience across multiple markets – including health, education, non-profit and finance. He currently manages Medullan's Washington D.C. office and leads the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program's Member Engagement Team. Gahun will be expanding his role to lead and evolve the program management practice across all Medullan offices.
"Successful digital strategies are ultimately delivered through program management best practices and compelling user experiences," said Gahun. "It is at this intersection of digital strategy and program management that I have found my passion to help clients achieve their business and financial targets. In my new role at Medullan, I look forward to doing all of this, while transforming a market."
Jeff Gombala is a seasoned technology leader with over 15 years experience advocating agile and lean startup methodologies and delivering high-impact technology solutions in domains such as healthcare, financial, military and defense and mortgage industries. In his new role, Gombala will be responsible for leading and expanding the technology practice to deliver engaging, innovative technology solutions for Medullan's roster of clients.
"Medullan is positioned at the pinnacle of digital healthcare innovation," stated Gombala. "I am excited for the opportunity to bring my passion and experience for solving complex business and engagement problems with dynamic technology solutions to this rapidly changing domain. I look forward to working with Chuck and Rebecca Lord (Vice President of User Experience) to not only build upon our best-of-breed technology practice, but to create harmonious offerings that encompass user experience, program management and technology to accelerate digital impacts for our growing list of clients."
"Chuck and Jeff represent the dynamic duo of innovation and technology excellence here at Medullan," said Medullan founder and CEO Ahmed Albaiti. "They bring such depth and passion for their respective practices, leading our clients' initiatives to new heights of success and positive impact on those they serve. I look forward to partnering with them as they continue to bring their expertise to our growing roster of healthcare providers, payers and life sciences clients. It's going to be an exciting year."
Medullan, based in Cambridge, MA, was named to the Boston Business Journal's Pacesetters 2015 list of the fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts, building off of their success in working with major companies in the healthcare and life sciences industries including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Humana, Illumina, Labcorp, Care Centrix and Consumer Medical.
Medullan, Inc. is a leading digital health firm that designs and builds outcomes-driven solutions that have direct and measurable impact in the healthcare industry. Fueled by a passion for health, a desire to positively challenge the healthcare paradigm, and a culture of accountability – Medullan works with payer, provider, life sciences and pharmaceutical clients to build solutions that create measurable business value and positive impact in the lives of their customers. Medullan was founded in 2005 and is based in Cambridge, MA.