Published September 15, 2011
OptumInsight (formerly Ingenix) announced that Raj Ambay, M.D., David Rosman, M.D. and Susan Strate, M.D., have joined its independent Physician Advisory Board. The Board guides the company’s efforts to safeguard health information and helps ensure its innovations help enhance patient care and patient-physician relationships.
“Dr. Ambay, Dr. Rosman and Dr. Strate add considerable depth and diversity of expertise to a Board working to ensure that OptumInsight supports physicians in their efforts to improve patient care outcomes, manage their practices efficiently and secure sensitive health information,” said Andy Slavitt, CEO of OptumInsight. “With guidance from the Board, we are helping to make patient care, regulatory compliance and business decisions simpler for our physician clients, and to drive innovation that makes a positive difference in the health of populations.”
Dr. Ambay is a plastic surgeon for the Tampa Institute for Plastic Surgery and the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He is an advocate for using technology to improve safety, communication, efficiency and patient outcomes. In 2009, Ambay was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees, and he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is also a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve. More about Dr. Ambay is here.
Dr. Rosman is a staff radiologist in the Division of Abdominal and Interventional Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and serves as medical director of Mass General Imaging in Worcester, Mass. He is also an Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He has served on the AMA Board of Trustees and in various roles in the American College of Radiology. More about Dr. Rosman is here.
Dr. Strate is a clinical and anatomic pathologist, overseeing laboratory operations with three north Texas hospitals and working with several rural community health centers as a consulting physician for peer review and quality assurance. Since 1996, Strate has served as president of the Texompa Independent Physicians Practice Association, and she is a member of the AMA House of Delegates. She also served in leadership positions in the Texas Medical Association, where she focused on quality and patient safety, and legislative and socioeconomic issues. More about Dr. Strate is here.
The OptumInsight Physician Advisory Board is a multidisciplinary group of expert, practicing physicians who guide the company’s efforts to engage doctors and develop innovative solutions that support better patient care and practice administration. Board members advise the company in such areas as data privacy and security, analytic and consultative processes and administrative services. The board also is available as a resource to physicians and communities seeking to advance their use of health IT and analytics.
Dr. Ambay, Dr. Rosman and Dr. Strate join Board Chairman Joe Heyman, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, and founding members Stuart Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.; Willarda V. Edwards, M.D.; C. Martin Harris, M.D.; Alice A. Loveys, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.H.I.M.S.S.; Andrew Nordine, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P.; Gregory Reicks, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.; and Salvatore Volpe, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.P., C.H.C.Q.M.
OptumInsight provides health information, technology and consulting services. Commercial health plans, physicians, hospitals, life sciences companies, government agencies and other organizations that comprise the health care system depend on OptumInsight solutions and insights to improve their performance. OptumInsight is part of Optum, a leading information and technology-enabled health services company dedicated to making the health system work better for everyone. Visit www.optum.com or www.optuminsight.com for more information.