Former Sage and WebMD Executive, James Mathews, Joins Kareo as Vice President of Business Development

Mathews brings over two decades of experience and relationships in health technology and will drive strategic partnerships that further Kareo's growth and leadership position in the medical billing software space

Aug 16, 2011, 14:37 ET from Kareo

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kareo, Inc., the leading provider of easy and affordable web-based medical billing software for physicians in the United States, announced today James Mathews as the company's first Vice President of Business Development.  Mathews will drive the company's partnership strategy and increase Kareo's presence and participation in organizations that promote innovation in healthcare technology.

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"We are very excited that James Mathews has joined our team," said Dan Rodrigues, Founder and CEO at Kareo.  "Not only does he have the experience and relationships to drive our business forward, but James has throughout his career made it his mission to find ways that technology, policy and people can converge to make healthcare better for everyone."

Key career highlights for James Mathews:

  • Most recently ran business development and government initiatives for Sage Healthcare
  • Served as general manager of strategic partnerships for interoperability provider CAREfx
  • Spent 5 years with WebMD as an enterprise sales executive and clinical product manager
  • Started his career as a practice administrator driving operational efficiency for group practices
  • Serves as an advisor to healthcare organizations including Health 2.0 and others
  • Holds BS in information systems from Amravati University in India

"Kareo is an incredible company with a bright future and I'm excited to join the team," said James Mathews, VP of Business Development at Kareo.  "I've tried to be a champion of innovation in healthcare for two decades.  It all starts with getting doctors paid and I'm looking forward to building partnerships that advance the productivity and profitability of physicians."

Kareo welcomes partners in the healthcare arena who can help achieve Kareo's mission of making medical billing and practice management easy.  Organizations interested in partnership opportunities can contact Kareo's business development team by calling 888-775-2736 or emailing bizdev@kareo.com.

About James Mathews

James Mathews is an accomplished healthcare technology executive with more than twenty years of experience in business development, sales and marketing, product management and healthcare administration.  Most recently at Sage Healthcare, James was responsible for identifying strategic growth opportunities with emerging technologies, including Google Health, Microsoft Healthvault and Voxiva.  Previously, James served as GM Strategic Partnership and earlier in sales and marketing with CAREfx, a leading provider of healthcare interoperability workflow solutions.  Before, James spent over 5 years with WebMD as an enterprise sales executive, and initially, as a clinical product manager.  James first moved into healthcare technology with implementation and product management positions at m2 Technologies and Tachyon Healthcare Enterprises.  James started his career as a practice administrator with Northeast Medical Management.  James serves as an advisor for various healthcare and technology organizations including Health 2.0, the Rockefeller Foundation Advisory Group on Health IT, and others.  James holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Amravati University and a B.S. in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of North Texas.

About Kareo

Kareo is a leading provider of easy to use, affordable, web-based practice management and medical billing software to thousands of physicians and hundreds of medical billing companies.  Kareo's user-friendly and quick-to-implement solution enables physicians to get paid faster by storing patient records, verifying insurance eligibility, submitting electronic claims to insurers, posting electronic insurance payments, billing patients, managing accounts receivable, and much more.  For more information, visit Kareo on the web at http://www.kareo.com/.

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