WILLIAM WINKENWERDER, JR., MD, FORMER CEO HIGHMARK INC., JOINS CITIUSTECH’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Princeton, NJ (September 9, 2015) – CitiusTech, a leading provider of healthcare technology services and solutions, today announced that William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Most recently, Dr. Winkenwerder served as chief executive officer of Highmark Inc. Highmark is among the ten largest US health insurers and is the third largest integrated financing and delivery system, with $17.5B in annual revenues, based in Pittsburgh, PA, operating Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in three states and a $2.5B integrated hospital-physician network in western PA.
Dr. Winkenwerder is an influential and very well recognized leader in the US healthcare market, and is recognized as a health industry expert in health insurance operations, integrated delivery, federal policy and economics and health information technology. From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Winkenwerder served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in the United States Department of Defense where he led the medical support programs for Military Health System. Before that, he held senior leadership roles 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 in primary care internal medicine.
Rizwan Koita, chief executive officer of CitiusTech, said, “It is a privilege for us to have Dr. Winkenwerder join our board. The healthcare landscape is undergoing massive changes with increasing emphasis on value-based patient-care. He brings a wealth of healthcare experience and unique payer-provider perspectives which will help CitiusTech expand its capabilities and continue to scale its business.”
"I am excited to join the board of CitiusTech. Citius Tech's deep domain expertise and innovative technology solutions enable healthcare organizations to offer better care and improve financial performance." said Dr. Winkenwerder. "I am delighted to be part of the CitiusTech leadership and look forward to supporting CitiusTech in its mission to accelerate innovation in healthcare.”
CitiusTech is a specialist provider of healthcare technology services and solutions to medical technology companies, providers, health plans and life sciences companies. With over 2,000 professionals worldwide, CitiusTech helps customers accelerate innovation in healthcare through a number of solutions and accelerators for healthcare analytics, big data, cloud computing, mobile health and predictive analytics. CitiusTech also offers strong capabilities in application development, product verification and professional services. With strong healthcare domain expertise across technologies, applications and standards, CitiusTech delivers best-in-class solutions with an unmatched cost advantage to global healthcare clients. CitiusTech is closely associated with industry organizations like HIMSS and HL7, and is a member of the prestigious CHIME Foundation. For more information, visit www.citiustech.com.