xG Health Solutions Hires Sales and Business Development Executive, Expands Leadership Team

Released: 27-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: Geisinger Health System
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Newswise — COLUMBIA, Md. – To further accelerate its growth, xG Health Solutions™ today appointed Andrew Blackmon as its chief sales and business development officer. xG Health, a one-year-old start-up spun out from Geisinger Health System, is an independently operated company financially backed by Oak Investment Partners that leverages Geisinger’s intellectual property and expertise to help health care provider organizations succeed under value-based payment models.

Mr. Blackmon brings more than 18 years of experience in health care product sales, marketing and strategy to the chief sales and business development officer role at xG Health, in which Andrew will be responsible for driving direct sales as well as establishing and overseeing relationships with sales channel partners. He joins xG Health from McKesson where he was vice president of sales for population health and risk management solutions. Andrew came to McKesson through acquisition of MedVentive, an early population health vendor. Prior to MedVentive, Andrew served as a vice president of enterprise solutions development at MedAssets. He is a past president of the Georgia chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and has held strategy and planning positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Orlando Health earlier in his career.

“We are very excited to have Andrew join our leadership team,” said Earl P. Steinberg, M.D., MPP, chief executive officer of xG Health Solutions. “Andrew’s track record of growing sales, his client relationship skills and his understanding of the health care industry will accelerate our growth and enhance our ability to add value to our customers and partners.”

Andrew holds an MBA and a Master’s of Health Science (MHS) from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business in Gainesville, Fla and a BA in psychology from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.

About xG Health Solutions™xG Health Solutions’ mission is to help health systems and others committed to high quality, value-based care succeed under risk-based payment arrangements. Our volume-to-value roadmap, care design and delivery, population health analytics, and financial optimization services are powered by Geisinger Health System’s methods that have been proven to achieve best-in-class outcomes.

xG Health is the primary provider of Geisinger’s Health Care Performance Improvement Intellectual Property (IP). xG Health also provides experienced professionals to partner in developing and implementing strategies focused on improving quality and reducing cost of care over the long haul. For more information, visit www.xghealth.com, or follow the latest xG Health news and more on LinkedIn or Twitter.


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