CINCINNATI, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AssureCare, the leading provider of healthcare management software and solutions, announced today the appointment of Dr. Yousuf Ahmad as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Ahmad brings more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of leadership to the company.
Dr. Ahmad is a hands-on executive with experience leading and managing reputable, multi-billion dollar healthcare organizations. Dr. Ahmad most recently served as the Senior Vice President of System Development for Mercy Health – the largest health system in the State of Ohio and one of the largest in the United States. He also served as the President of the system's Behavioral Health Institute. Prior to this role, he was the Market President and CEO of Mercy Health for its Cincinnati market.
"Dr. Ahmad has a track record of driving success with no set playbook or precedence, which will serve him well in his transition to leading the high growth software company. His background of innovation includes implementing the region's first Epic Electronic Medical Record System, and leading the formation of the region's first and only Accountable Care Organization, which now serves as one of the largest ACOs in the country. With healthcare experience including both CIO and CEO roles, Ahmad brings an impressive background of leadership and technology to AssureCare," said Mahendra Vora, Chairman of the Board of AssureCare and Managing Director of Vora Ventures. "AssureCare is experiencing tremendous growth and we are extremely fortunate to have a leader like Dr. Ahmad join the team at Vora Ventures to lead this exciting company."
Dr. Ahmad is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) and an active member of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Dr. Ahmad holds a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Kentucky, a Master's of Health Administration and a Master's of Business Administration from Xavier University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Eastern Kentucky University.
"I am extremely excited and feel privileged to lead AssureCare, which offers a unique opportunity to utilize my background in technology, innovation and healthcare. Coordination and optimization of care is a personal passion of mine, and AssureCare is in a position to help millions of patients, including Medicare, Medicaid, private and self-pay patients," said Dr. Ahmad. "We will continue to serve this population and lead the care management market through innovation in our products and services. I am thrilled to be joining a great team at Vora Ventures and AssureCare, and I look forward to building upon the momentum we have in the market."
AssureCare's health management software platform empowers healthcare and human services organizations to efficiently and confidently make decisions that dramatically improve the quality of care for millions of members and patients on a daily basis. AssureCare is transforming the health management industry as an innovative provider of cloud-based solutions that enable its customers to improve medical care coordination, as well as the quality and delivery of care to improve patient outcomes and reduce avoidable healthcare costs. AssureCare's experienced leadership and significant investments in R&D provide the knowledge and technologies that large healthcare organizations need to stay in front of rapid and constant change.
AssureCare is a Vora (Ventures) Group portfolio company with headquarters in Cincinnati. For more information, visit www.AssureCareSoftware.com.
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