TAMPA, Fla. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hearst announced today that Gary D. Stuart has been named president of Hearst Health’s MedHOK, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for health plans. The appointment was announced by MedHOK CEO Anil Kottoor, Hearst Health President Gregory Dorn, MD, and Hearst Business Media President Richard P. Malloch. Stuart assumes his new role today and reports directly to Kottoor.
“Gary’s fluency in technology, leadership and the needs of health plan customers makes him a natural fit for our team,” Kottoor said. “He will be instrumental in driving our continued expansion.”
“MedHOK’s rapid growth each year is a testament to its innovative approach and capabilities for helping health plans manage compliance and quality,” Dorn said. “Gary’s extensive expertise and deep customer knowledge will advance MedHOK’s care guidance solution even further.”
Stuart has two decades of leadership experience in the healthcare industry across the health plan, pharmacy and clinical markets. Most recently, he was executive vice president and chief revenue officer of the Emdeon business that became Change Healthcare, providing software, analytics, networking and workflow optimization solutions. During his 18-year tenure with the company, he held a variety of senior management positions in strategy, sales and services. Stuart began his career as a programmer and was quickly elevated to lead software development teams and, eventually, to oversee Implementation Services at Computer Sciences Corporation.
“MedHOK’s SaaS platform provides a unique solution in the marketplace and it is well positioned to assist customers in a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape,” Stuart said. “I look forward to working with Anil and the Hearst team and continuing to scale the operations at MedHOK.”
“Gary brings an impressive record of achievement in healthcare and technology to MedHOK and I am confident that under the leadership of Anil and Gary, the team will continue to build on its success,” Malloch said.
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About Hearst Health
The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK, Hearst Health International, Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (www.hearsthealth.com). Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen. The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 84 percent of discharged patients, 177 million insured individuals, 60 million home health visits, and 3.1 billion dispensed prescriptions.
MedHOK, the platform of choice for the nation’s top rated and largest healthcare organizations, enables healthcare payers to ensure regulatory compliance and succeed in the emerging value-based care model. Out-of-the-box compliant and proactively updated for Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act regulations, MedHOK is a compliance powerhouse. Our SaaS-based software platform unifies pharmacy and medical care into one platform, creating a 360° view of the member, allowing payers to identify and target health risks, intelligently trigger workflow interventions, and improve quality of care across the care continuum. Managing more than 50 million lives, MedHOK holds NCQA® certifications for HEDIS®, Pay for Performance and Disease Management, and has fully integrated Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) drug measures. Deloitte, Inc. Magazine and the Tampa Bay Business Journal have all recognized MedHOK for innovation, growth and vision.