DANVERS, Mass., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eliza Corporation ("Eliza"), the pioneer and recognized leader in Health Engagement Management, today announced the appointment of Chris Couch to Senior Vice President of Service Delivery, joining the Company with more than twenty-five years of healthcare operations and technology experience, most notably in disease management, program and project management, and consulting services. John Puopolo was named Senior Vice President of Engineering, bringing over twenty-five years of experience building and streamlining technology, infrastructure and systems in the software, e-commerce and cloud computing arenas.
"Chris Couch and John Puopolo are proven leaders with track records in creating, driving, and delivering value and results, through innovative technology solutions," said Lucas Merrow, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Eliza Corporation. "The vast experience that Chris and John bring to Eliza will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow and scale our Health Engagement Management technology and services platforms -- as well as improve strategies to further strengthen our business operations and enhance the experiences of our valued clients and associates."
Prior to joining Eliza, Couch led Delivery and Operations for Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, a health information technology and analytics firm with a focus on the ambulatory provider. He also led Client Services, Project Management and IT Operations for Health Dialog, a pioneer in disease management and population management programs focusing on chronic conditions and shared decision making with 20 million lives under management. Earlier Couch served as Chief Operating Officer for a business unit of PAREXEL, a contract clinical trials company, as well as an electronic medical record company. Couch has a BA degree in Economics from Carleton College, and MBA with Highest Distinction from Harvard Business School. He is member of the Board of Advisors at T1D Exchange, a nonprofit aiming to be the translational engine that enables the entire T1D ecosystem to collaborate in truly novel ways via the integration of a Clinic Network, Clinic Registry, Biobank, and the online patient/caregiver community, Glu.
Puopolo joined Eliza from Best Doctors where he was Senior Vice President of Technology. Prior, Puopolo held the role of Chief Technology Officer at ViewDo Labs (formerly Axceler), a provider of enterprise social network analytics and governance tools, and at RapidBuyr (merged with Reach Analytics), a business-to-business, deal-of-the-day e-commerce website. Puopolo also held senior engineering roles at Tele Atlas (acquired by TomTom), FAST (acquired by Microsoft), Narrative Communication (acquired by [email protected]), Lotus (acquired by IBM), Mellon Bank and Fidelity Investments. Puopolo has authored and published two books entitled Writing Ole/ActiveX Controls and The F# Survival Guide. In addition, he has served as adjunct faculty of Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in the departments of Mathematics and Computer Science. Puopolo holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
About Eliza Corporation
Eliza Corporation ("Eliza") is the pioneer and recognized leader in Health Engagement Management. Eliza combines technology, data, and analytics to provide the most advanced solutions and services that measurably improve quality, cost and care outcomes. Over 15 years and 1.5 billion interactions, Eliza has amassed the world's largest data asset of people's healthcare actions, behaviors and decisions through the Company's award-winning multi-channel communications platform. Eliza is based in Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.elizacorp.com or contact 1.800.701.7864.
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