Elsevier / MEDai, which empowers payers and providers to transform care delivery and streamline operations through actionable analytics, announced today the appointment of two key clinicians to its leadership team. Peter Edelstein, M.D., has been appointed Chief Medical Officer, and Gerald Osband, M.D., has been appointed Director, Product Strategy.
“Peter and Jerry bring vast clinical and business experience to the company during an important time in healthcare as payers and providers are relying more on analytics to drive critical decisions,” said Thomas Zajac, President of Elsevier/MEDai. “Having spent their careers working in healthcare, their insight and expertise will significantly elevate our ability to deliver actionable, personalized and predictive analytic solutions.”
Dr. Edelstein brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization, including 17 years in the clinical arena and healthcare industry. With board certifications from both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Edelstein was in private practice before serving on the Surgical Faculty at Stanford University, focusing on gastrointestinal, oncologic, and trauma surgery. He then spent more than a decade as an executive in the Silicon Valley medical device industry. Before joining Elsevier/MEDai, Dr. Edelstein most recently served as a physician executive within the Adventist Health System.
“The need for healthcare systems to find industry partners who provide not only scientifically sound predictive analytics tools, but who also appreciate and can address the challenges of value based purchasing and other healthcare reform initiatives is greater than ever,” Dr. Edelstein said. “Elsevier/MEDai is such a company, and I’m excited to now be a part of the MEDai team.”
Dr. Osband is a seasoned clinician and physician executive whose senior level positions include Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operations Officer for nationally recognized healthcare management and technology organizations. He has provided independent consulting services for several major TPAs and a data management and guidelines organization. His clinical experience is the result of 18 years of family medicine practice, including positions teaching family medicine residents and nurse practitioners. Dr. Osband has a broad background and demonstrated leadership in indemnity and managed care programs for group health, workers compensation and disability products inclusive of clinical, operational, quality, and sales responsibilities. His extensive experience in providing clinical and administrative guidance to software application development for care m anagement, core administration, value-based incentives and value-based reimbursement products for commercial, Medicare and Medicaid programs will be invaluable to MEDai clients.
“Having worked previously with one of the companies MEDai works with, I am pleased to join the MEDai team and contributing innovative ideas and a fresh perspective on the rapidly changing healthcare industry,” Dr. Osband said. “I believe my experience and clinical perspective will help us in further developing as the predictive analytics company of choice for healthcare organizations.”
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