PEMBROKE, Mass., March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ConsumerMedical, the medical ally for participants to make informed medical choices, announced today that Michael Ciano has been appointed as the company's new Chief Technology Officer.
"Michael's experience in guiding technology transformation for participant engagement, care management, and connected partnerships will be an invaluable asset to ConsumerMedical's growth," said Kevin Kickhaefer, President, ConsumerMedical. "When people are faced with a major health challenge, they need rapid access to the right experts and the right guidance. Under Michael's leadership, we will continually improve our ability to provide the seamless, secure technology that is key to making those connections."
In his new role as Chief Technology Officer, Ciano will be responsible for developing ConsumerMedical's strategic technology roadmap while advancing security, privacy, and compliance.
Ciano brings more than 20 years of experience in the private and public sectors and a proven track record of driving transformational change through enabling technologies, innovative products solutions, and partnerships.
Previously, he held a leadership position at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, with a primary focus on transforming care management, patient engagement, and quality of care. He also served as Chief Information Officer for Seniorlink, Inc., where he provided value-added services in caregiver homes while reducing operating costs through cloud-based solutions.
ConsumerMedical is a leading clinical advocacy, decision support and expert second opinion company serving more than three million individuals through some of the nation's largest employers, health plans and private exchanges. The company has been serving patients and payers for more than 23 years. As a Medical Ally, ConsumerMedical guides participants throughout their healthcare journey with compassionate, high-touch support and deep clinical expertise. ConsumerMedical offers a fully integrated suite of solutions including Medical Decision Support, Surgery Decision Support, Expert Medical Opinion, Claims Advocacy and more, helping individuals and families navigate the healthcare system while improving outcomes and reducing costs. ConsumerMedical's results have been validated continuously by independent actuaries. For more information, https://consumermedical.com/.