Contact: Praveen Mooganur
WiserTogether names Dr. Jim Herndon M.D. as Chief Medical Officer
Washington, D.C. – April 26, 2012 – WiserTogether, Inc., a pioneer in web- and mobile-based patient decision support solutions announced today that Dr. James Herndon has been appointed WiserTogether’s Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Herndon is a leading surgeon, educator and researcher in the field of Orthopedics. He is the William H. and Johanna A. Harris Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and is a practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Healthcare in Boston. Dr. Herndon has published more than 200 peer reviewed journal articles, 5 books and 30 book chapters and is a frequent speaker at leading medical conferences around the world.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Herndon as our Chief Medical Officer” said Shub Debgupta, CEO of WiserTogether. “Jim is joining us at an exciting time. Our highly scalable patient decision support platform now reaches more than 1.3 million people. Our platform currently helps users make better health decisions, improves their patient-doctor engagement and helps them cost-effectively navigate the health system. Jim’s insights and guidance will be invaluable as we expand our services and explore new areas to help health care payers better manage their healthcare costs. Dr. Herndon’s esteemed career and deep experience will be a tremendous asset to our organization.”
Dr. Herndon’s experience and medical career spans over four decades. Receiving his MD from UCLA and completing his orthopedic residency at Children’s Hospital and Mass General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Herndon then served as a Major in the US Army and was the Chief of the Amputee Service at Valley Forge General Hospital in Pennsylvania. He then went on to complete a fellowship in reconstructive hand surgery at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Herndon has the unique distinction of having served as President of all major Orthopedic Societies: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and the American Orthopedic Association. He has also served as the chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Orthopedic Surgery.
“I am truly excited to be working with WiserTogether.” said Dr. Herndon, “the innovative nature of the Wiser Health decision support platform addresses a significant gap in the care continuum where healthcare consumers are left to make important health decision on their own. Patients need important information about their healthcare needs, costs and opportunities, just as they have when purchasing products in the marketplace. I look forward to contributing and continuing the tremendous growth WiserTogether has experienced.”
About WiserTogether, Inc.
WiserTogether, Inc. offers a suite of services to help engage patients and help them make better, more cost-effective treatment decisions across a growing array of high-cost health conditions including musculoskeletal, pregnancy, cardiovascular, mental health, diabetes and respiratory issues. The company helps patients navigate through complex and uncertain health decisions that only they can make, giving them peace of mind and saving time and money. Patients achieve better health outcomes, use health services in a more cost-conscious way and save employers/payers money in the process.
WiserTogether’s highly scalable services, including its award-winning online and mobile health decision support platform reaches more than 1.3 million employees and plan members across a fast growing list of payers. Clients include some of the largest employers and health plans in the country including Corning Incorporated, Safeway, Skanska, Advance Auto Parts, and Group Health Co-operative of Eau Claire etc.
Founded in 2008 and privately held, WiserTogether is based in Washington, DC.
To learn more about the Wiser Health platform & other patient engagement services please contact Praveen Mooganur, Chief Operating Officer, WiserTogether, Inc at 202-276-3074 or email@example.com or visit www.wisertogether.com