Steven Glass Brings Strategic Vision, Healthcare Financial Expertise to Leading Big Data Analytics Company
Cleveland, OH — May 30, 2013 — Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that Steven C. Glass, Chief Financial Officer of Cleveland Clinic, has been appointed to its Board of Directors where he will bring his experience in healthcare finance to provide financial and operational counsel to the company. Glass’ experience managing the financial operations of healthcare provider organizations will be invaluable to Explorys as it continues its growth trajectory: Explorys has added four new customers to its national network over the past twelve months, which currently consists of fourteen IDNs, 200 hospitals, and over 100,000 providers. Glass replaces Chris Coburn, former director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations who served on the Explorys Board of Directors since October 2009.
“We are excited to welcome Steve to our board of directors. His deep healthcare experience in general, and financial management expertise, in particular, will be a critical asset to our company as we continue to expand our business and welcome new organizations into our national network,” said Stephen McHale, CEO of Explorys.
Glass joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2002 as the Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and served in that role until 2005, when he assumed the CFO position. Glass is responsible for the financial management of the Cleveland Clinic Health System which includes ten hospitals in Ohio, one hospital in Florida, outpatient operations in Las Vegas and Toronto, and a 3,000 physician practice group operating across those markets. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Glass spent fourteen years with MedStar Health, serving in various roles during its growth through mergers and acquisitions.
Glass received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Towson University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the Health Management Academy.
“In today’s dynamic healthcare landscape, it is critical that provider organizations adopt tools that allow them to harness and use clinical, financial and operational data to make informed decisions around business and patient care. I look forward to working with the Explorys board and executive team to help advance its mission to transform healthcare via cloud-based big data solutions,” said Glass. “I believe in the Explorys business model and the solutions it provides, and I am excited to leverage my experience in healthcare to help them meet their strategic business goals.”
The Explorys Board of Directors currently consists of eight industry professionals, including the company’s CEO, Stephen McHale; Dr. Russell Richmond, CEO of Objective Health; Dr. Andrew D. Firlik, managing partner at Foundation Medical Partners; Steven Lindseth, CEO of YouDocs Beauty, Inc.; Dr. Joe Cunningham, managing director of Santé Ventures; Paul Wallace, managing director of the Heritage Group; and John McHale, Chairman of the Board of TrackingPoint. Together, these distinguished professionals help to maximize future opportunities and ensure Explorys maintains its position as the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation.
Founded in 2009 as an innovation spinoff from Cleveland Clinic, Explorys provides the healthcare industry’s first secure, cloud-based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) platform that leverages BIG DATA to transform healthcare. While applying the power of massively-parallel data processing, its comprehensive network enables the nation’s leading provider organizations to more effectively leverage their data to drive value-based care and Population Health Management results utilizing both business and clinical intelligence, and meaningful performance evaluation. The Explorys network is made up of over 107 billion data elements encompassing 40 million patients, 200 hospitals, and 14 major integrated healthcare systems with over 100,000 providers who collectively deliver $46 billion of care annually. Deploying solutions comprised of expert resources and exceptional tools, Explorys unlocks the power of BIG DATA to improve healthcare for everyone. www.explorys.com