New Executive Role Added to Support Growing Demand for Curaspan Patient-Transition Solutions
NEWTON, Mass., June 21, 2011 — Curaspan Health Group, the industry leader in building secure electronic patient-transition networks for hospitals, post-acute providers and suppliers, today announced that Tom MacDougall has joined the company as chief technology officer. An accomplished IT executive, MacDougall will lead the Curaspan product-management and engineering teams as the company continues to grow and expand its offerings.
Curaspan industry-leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications enable almost 400 hospitals and more than 3,200 post-acute providers across the United States to exchange relevant, timely data about patient needs as they move from one level of care to another. As chief technology officer, MacDougall assumes responsibility for diversifying the Curaspan product portfolio that includes eDischarge™ for discharge planning, ReferralCentral™ for referral management and RideCentral™ for non-emergent transport ordering and dispatch.
“Tom excels at leading cross-disciplinary teams to deliver market-leading solutions that deliver a superior client experience,” said Ken Manning, chief operating officer at Curaspan. “As we continue to expand our product and service offerings, we know Tom will have an immediate and significant positive impact on our growing business.”
MacDougall joins Curaspan from Ingenix, a global health-care IT company owned by UnitedHealthcare where he was vice president of product technology. He is an expert in the design and implementation of mission-critical IT solutions, as well as in developing and managing high-performing technical teams. He’s held technology leadership positions at Putnam Investments, WorldStreet Corporation, Fidelity Investments and New Balance Athletic Shoe.
“Curaspan has been an early leader in health-care IT innovation, and I am excited about building on the company vision for connected, high-quality patient care,” said MacDougall. “The unique capabilities that Curaspan has developed to synchronize patient management across the continuum of care are unrivaled. I’m delighted to be part of such a talented team.”
Curaspan HIPAA-compliant SaaS applications provide clinicians and case managers with actionable data to efficiently match patient needs with available resources. By streamlining patient transitions, Curaspan enables providers to improve care and by extension, the bottom line. In 2010, Curaspan customers dramatically reduced preventable readmissions and saved almost $260 million.
Curaspan works with many of the nation’s top hospitals and post-acute care providers, including Johns Hopkins Health System, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Saint Thomas Health Services (part of Ascension Health), Riverside Health System, Sentara Healthcare, Indiana University Health Bloomington, Vanguard Health Systems, Apria Healthcare, American Medical Response, Gentiva Health Services, Golden LivingCenters, Life Care Centers of America and SunBridge Healthcare, among many others.
About Curaspan Health Group
Curaspan Health Group builds secure electronic patient-transition networks for hospitals, post-acute providers and suppliers to optimize patient care. Curaspan software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications empower users with real-time, predictive decision-making data that enables all participants to continuously monitor care, improve communication and ensure compliance. This informatics exchange is integrated with the proprietary Curaspan Provider Data Bank, the industry’s most comprehensive and up-to-date system of actionable patient-transition intelligence, and is complemented by the clinical process expertise of credentialed advisors. The Health Care Advisory Board and KLAS repeatedly have recognized Curaspan for its industry-leading software. Curaspan is headquartered in Newton, Mass. For more information please visit Curaspan.com <http://connect.curaspan.com/> , or tell us how to contact you <http://connect.curaspan.com/Contact>.
David Hintz, Controller
A CPA with a diverse financial background and broad experience with technology start-ups, David Hintz leads the Curaspan finance team that includes budgeting, reporting, and revenue and billing operations. Before joining Curaspan, David was the controller at athenahealth, Inc., where he guided the company through its IPO and was responsible for ensuring compliance with finance requirements. David also has held senior positions with One Communications, the largest privately held regional provider of telecommunications services in the United States, Commerce.TV and Coopers & Lybrand. He graduated from Babson College with a BA in accounting.
Tom MacDougall, Chief Technology Officer
A versatile IT executive with extensive expertise in the design and implementation of mission-critical systems, applications, infrastructure and supporting processes, Tom MacDougall leads product management and engineering at Curaspan. Previously he was vice president of product technology at Ingenix, the global health-care information and technology company owned by UnitedHealthcare. Tom also held senior technology positions at Putnam Investments, WorldStreet Corporation, Fidelity Investments, New Balance Athletic Shoe and Reebok. Throughout his career, Tom has received multiple awards for excellence in leading teams that develop innovative products and create a superior customer experience.