Ray Perez Joins LifeNexus, Inc. Board of Directors.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 29, 2011 – LifeNexus, the developer of the iChip™ and Personal Health Card®, today announced the addition of Ray Perez to its Board of Directors. The LifeNexus Personal Health Card is the first multi-purpose electronic health card utilizing the embedded iChip for securely maintaining an individual’s personal health record and incorporates a payment card option.
“LifeNexus is building a Board of Directors that will bring world class governance to the company. With the addition of Mr. Perez, the LifeNexus Board of Directors consists of nine highly skilled directors with diverse and extensive expertise relevant to our business and business strategy. After an extensive nation-wide search, we determined that Ray is an ideal candidate because of his proven and deep experience in all aspects of healthcare, healthcare strategy and operations,” said Christopher Maus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, LifeNexus, Inc.
Mr. Perez’s career experience includes executive leadership roles within American Hospital Supply Corporation, Baxter Healthcare Corporation and most recently, Cardinal Health, Inc. where he served as President of the Specialty Pharmaceutical Services & Distribution Group. Ray brings over 30 years of broad general management, operations, marketing, purchasing and distribution experience across a variety of healthcare businesses ranging from packaging to commercialization. Ray currently serves as managing director of Vela Management Group, a Healthcare consulting practice focused on strategic planning, supply chain management and temporary executive services.
“I’m delighted to have this opportunity to join the LifeNexus team. In today’s total access environment, the idea of applying a consumer centric solution to the problems associated with caregiver access to personal health record information is not only timely but critical if we are to responsibly pursue the industry’s stated objectives of simplifying our healthcare system while simultaneously providing safer, more effective care,” said Ray Perez.
About LifeNexus, Inc.
LifeNexus introduces a new era in portable health records with the Personal Health Card®. This technology was designed specifically for maintaining an individual’s Personal Health Record (PHR) on a card in their wallet. The patented iChip™, “Individually Controlled Health Information Platform™,” utilizes mobile server technology to securely store critical information including prescriptions, medical history, allergies, insurance data, emergency contacts, physician notes, as well as other key information. Individuals authorize access to critical information at the time and point of need. With sensitive information securely encrypted, password protected and “Off-the-Web” the consumer is in absolute control with the iChip. Now individuals can manage their personal health information and at their choice, the iChip can be applied to payment cards, conveniently making general day-to-day purchases on the same card.