July 12 2017

Health Care Cost Institute President and Former CMS Chief Data Officer Niall Brennan Joins Clarify Health Solutions as Strategic Advisor

Industry luminary collaborates with analytics and care guidance company to boost artificial intelligence platform and drive improvements to care delivery

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Clarify Health Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in AI-enabled care guidance and patient journey optimization, announced today that it will now benefit from the expert guidance of Niall Brennan, President of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) and former Chief Data Officer for the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). Brennan, who is joining Clarify Health’s prestigious team of strategic advisors, has vast experience using data to improve healthcare and has spent much of his career advocating for healthcare organizations to become more data-driven.

This news comes close on the heels of Brennan being named President and Executive Director of the Health Care Cost Institute. Prior to this transition, in his role as Chief Data Officer at CMS, he played an instrumental role in turning the government healthcare agency into a more data-driven organization. He spearheaded the efforts to make large data sets from CMS more accessible to healthcare professionals, researchers and the public to help fix our broken care delivery system. For this and other achievements, Brennan received the 2015 National Health Data Liberator Award from AcademyHealth.

“I’m delighted to partner with Clarify Health as a strategic advisor. The Clarify team not only recognizes the power of data to drive operational improvements but also clinical improvements that can help people live longer and healthier lives.”

He added, “Further, Clarify has a dedicated track record of building on these core beliefs and staying true to the company’s mission and vision. As artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies take hold in healthcare, I expect that Clarify Health will lead the way in helping healthcare organizations use these tools to make improvements that are unprecedented in scale and cost-effectiveness.”

In addition to being a widely known advocate for making healthcare data transparent and available for external consumption, Brennan is a nationally recognized thought leader in the economics of healthcare. He has held influential positions at the Brookings Institution, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the Congressional Budget Office, and been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs, among other academic publications. He is also a frequent and sought-after speaker.

“Analytics and artificial intelligence are only as successful as the data that drives them and the people who are empowered to use them effectively and efficiently. Niall Brennan possesses more understanding than almost anyone on how to make data usable in the healthcare landscape—and how to leverage data to inform meaningful behavior change. We are very excited to welcome Niall to the Clarify team, where we are working passionately to transform how healthcare is delivered and received,” said Jean Drouin, MD, CEO and co-founder of Clarify Health.

Clarify Health’s first-of-its kind platform enables patients and their families to take more control over their healthcare journeys. Each care journey is personalized based on a detailed patient profile that includes clinical, demographic and behavioral data. Real-time care orchestration is powered by both retrospective and predictive analytics, helping providers to engage more effectively and efficiently with their patients, and ultimately leading to higher satisfaction, better care and lower costs.

About Clarify Health Solutions
Clarify Health Solutions believes that patients and those who care for them deserve far better care. Clarify Health works to improve the lives of patients and their caregivers by delivering an innovative real-time care guidance platform that enables more satisfying, better outcome, higher value healthcare. The Clarify Health digital platform seamlessly integrates powerful analytics, artificial intelligence, real-time patient navigation and smart workflows to proactively guide patients and their caregivers through personalized care journeys. Providers and payers receive faster, more actionable insights to deliver more delightful care. Clarify Health brings together committed and passionate colleagues with backgrounds in big data and AI engineering from financial services together with extensive clinical operations expertise.

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