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Healthwise, Incorporated

January 05, 2016 08:00 ET

Dr. Adam Husney Named Chief Medical Officer at Healthwise

Continues Legacy of Innovation for Health Education Nonprofit

BOISE, ID--(Marketwired - January 05, 2016) - Throughout his career, Dr. Adam Husney has advocated for patients taking an active role in their own health and care decisions and has pushed for innovative ways to advance patient-provider relationships. He now brings that passion and experience to the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Healthwise, a nonprofit producer of health education, technology, and services.

"Adam brings a unique combination of expertise, new ideas, and passion to his role as Chief Medical Officer," said founder and CEO Donald Kemper. "He understands the environments where our health education is used and the demands on clinicians. He'll continue our work to develop solutions that empower clinicians and people, creating tailored and meaningful experiences that matter most to them."

Dr. Husney takes over for Dr. Marty Gabica, who spent 10 years at Healthwise, the last six as Chief Medical Officer.

"I can't say enough about the contributions Marty has made in his decade here at Healthwise," said Kemper. "And we're lucky to have someone like Adam take the torch and continue to ensure our evidenced-based health education is the best in the world."

Dr. Husney's role as CMO aligns him closely with hospitals, health plans, and population health and care management organizations to develop solutions that meet complex workflow needs and help put people at the center of care. Husney's collaboration with Healthwise behavior-change and plain-language experts, and nationally renowned clinician-researchers, means Healthwise will continue to provide the latest evidence-based health content to improve outcomes.

Dr. Husney received his B.S. in neuroscience from Brown University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Michigan and is board-certified in family medicine. Dr. Husney practiced at the Hitchcock Clinic in Concord, New Hampshire, before moving to Idaho with his family in 1998 to work as an urgent-care physician. After joining Healthwise in 2000 as an Associate Medical Director, Dr. Husney later served as Medical Director.

About Healthwise
Healthwise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. In 2014, Healthwise merged with the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation to further advance the mission. People have turned to Healthwise information more than 1.5 billion times to learn how to do more for themselves, ask for the care they need, and say "no" to the care they don't need. Healthwise partners with hospitals, electronic medical record (EMR) providers, health plans, care management companies, and health websites to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the people they serve. www.healthwise.org. 1.800.706.9646.

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