BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SimplyVital Health, the healthcare startup leveraging blockchain technology to streamline healthcare data storage and sharing, announced the addition of Dr. John D. Halamka and Jesse Scharff to its advisory board. These two additions bring with them a wealth of experience navigating the often murky waters of the world of healthcare IT and are a welcome addition to the growing team of experts helping SimplyVital Health bring its blockchain ecosystem, Health Nexus, to an industry hungry for change.
Dr. Halamka is the Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School's teaching hospital; Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN); Co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee; Professor at Harvard Medical School; and a practicing Emergency Physician. Dr. Halamka is a strong supporter of blockchain in healthcare, and is currently working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a blockchain Electronic Medical Record solution in Africa, which will focus first on HIV and Tuberculosis care.
"Blockchain technologies are likely to be very important in healthcare," says Dr. Halamka. "Working with SimplyVital I hope we learn from each other."
Scharff, who serves as a Director of Strategic Accounts for The Advisory Board Company, brings his extensive background advising over one hundred healthcare companies small and large through a combination of consulting, research, and analytics-driven technology on ways to improve their performance. He brings a valuable perspective to SimplyVital Health's efforts to streamline healthcare data management and reduce the costs of bundled payments.
"I'm honored and thrilled to be working with Kat's team using cutting edge technology to make healthcare better for patients and more affordable," says Scharff.
"I can't understate how important it is to have the input and experience of two respected industry leaders on our advisory team," says Katherine Kuzmeskas, SimplyVital Health's CEO. "Their knowledge and ability to help us navigate the difficult terrain of an industry as vital as healthcare IT, with additional complexity of blockchain technology, is invaluable as we work to streamline an industry ready for change."
SimplyVital Health is a healthcare solution that leverages Health Nexus, their blockchain ecosystem, to empower providers' transition to value based care regardless of clinical affiliation. Their principal tool, ConnectingCare, augments existing hospital care systems to extract data and create care pathway flexibility, prospectively track financials, maintain immutable records, and accurately monitor analytics. This frictionless, secure data exchange mitigates financial risk and improves patient health.
SimplyVital Health is helmed by Katherine Kuzmeskas, one of Fortune's 34 Leaders Who Are Changing Healthcare, and Lucas Hendren, a world leading blockchain developer. The company has an engaged advisory board comprised of healthcare and blockchain expertise.
Contact: Christopher DeMorro, 860-575-0455, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE SimplyVital Health