New York, NY (August 11, 2015) – Cureatr, Inc. announces the appointment of a new board member, Dr. William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD as an independent member of the board of directors. Dr. Winkenwerder joins fellow board members Brandon Hull of Cardinal Partners, Alex Kristofcak of Deerfield Management, and Todd T. Pietri of Milestone Venture Partners. Cureatr founders Joseph Mayer, MD, and Alex Khomenko are also board members.
“Cureatr caught my attention because they built a unique solution on solid technology that is designed to meet critical needs for health plans and risk-bearing provider organizations that are managing a large or diverse population across the care continuum,” said Dr. Winkenwerder. “These high-growth areas are where I can be most helpful to the company and I am excited to join the board.”
Cureatr, launched in 2012, is a real-time Care Transition Notification™ (CTN) network paired with a mobile care coordination platform. Cureatr is the only solution built to enable a care-team or health plan to know in real-time when their patients are receiving care and given tools to intervene in order to positively impact avoidable hospitalizations, 30-day readmissions, post discharge follow-up and length of stay in acute and post-acute care. Working with Dr. Winkenwerder, Cureatr will continue to expand its offerings to meet the needs of health plan and other at-risk organizations, as well as provider organizations transitioning into value-based care.
"I am pleased to welcome Dr. Winkenwerder to Cureatr's board of directors,” said Dr. Mayer, Cureatr’s chief executive officer. “His knowledge and experience working with payer organizations will help Cureatr expand our focus and capabilities. His involvement with Cureatr demonstrates our commitment to understanding the nuanced needs of payers and how we can build our CTN networks and care coordination platform to support their long-term strategies. We admire and respect Dr. Winkenwerder's experience in healthcare and insurance and are fortunate to have him on our team. We look forward to his support and leadership in the coming years."
Dr. Winkenwerder is recognized as a leader in American healthcare and brings to this position experience in medical care, healthcare and health insurance operations. He has worked extensively on federal health policy and programs including electronic health records. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer of Highmark Health, a Pennsylvania-based diversified insurance and healthcare enterprise. From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Winkenwerder served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, where he oversaw planning and execution of all medical support programs for the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before his service with the Department of Defense, he served in senior leadership positions at Blue Cross of Massachusetts, Prudential Healthcare and Emory University. Dr. Winkenwerder is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a board certified physician who has practiced primary care medicine. He is a graduate of Davidson College and The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and received his Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, of The University of Pennsylvania.
About Cureatr, Inc.
Cureatr builds networks of Care Transition Notifications™ paired with a robust mobile care coordination platform. Founded in 2012 by physicians in New York City, Cureatr helps accountable care organizations, hospitals and health systems, specialty care providers, payers and physician group practices track patients in real-time throughout the care continuum and improve care coordination. Cureatr's Care Transition Notifications™ alert clinicians in real-time on mobile or desktop applications when an attributed patient is receiving care anywhere within a region and delivers necessary information essential to reducing preventable hospitalizations and avoiding readmissions.