LANSING, Mich., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. announced the appointment of Jeffrey Austin White as director of Innovation. In this new role, White will lead the newly created Innovation team in identifying opportunities for the business to generate revenue and improve operations while leveraging solutions backed by research, collaboration and state-of-the-art technology.
White began his career with Accident Fund Holdings in April 2011, most recently serving as director of Medical Management Practices and Strategy.
"Jeff's impressive background and accomplishments with our organization make him a natural to fill this role," said Chief Administrative Officer Lisa Corless. "Our goal is to build on our existing culture of innovation and I have every confidence that Jeff will be a tremendous success as we allow his talents to benefit our organization and continue to set us apart as a leader in innovative insurance practices."
White holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buffalo. He has published two medical journal articles on opioids in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has received three national technology innovation awards.
In 2013, White was granted Accident Fund's first ever patent for an analytics technique to monitor provider performance to facilitate injured worker outcomes and medical cost containment. His most current work with mobile handheld computing, information technology solutions and research has been featured in the N.Y. Times and in more than 100 stories in print, TV, radio and the web. His impressive background also includes being a published co-author of 22 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Reflecting its innovative focus, Accident Fund Holdings received the 2013 Technology Innovation Award from the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA) and Ward Group for the creation of Care Analytics™ Early Detection. The award recognizes successful implementation of an initiative where technology made a significant difference to the business environment in terms of strategic direction, improved operational efficiency and increased revenue.
About Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.
Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. (Lansing, Mich.) and its subsidiaries are one of the largest specialty writers of workers' compensation insurance licensed in 50 states. Accident Fund Holdings conducts business through its four brands: Accident Fund, United Heartland, CompWest and Third Coast Underwriters. Accident Fund Holdings' insurance company subsidiaries are rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best.
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