SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) - EY today announced that Carenet CEO John Erwin is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Central Texas region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Erwin was selected as a finalist from nearly 40 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 5 at the Hilton Downtown Austin.
"It is truly an honor to be considered for this prestigious award," said Erwin. "It's an exciting time to be in healthcare. There is a tremendous opportunity to help address the industry's inefficient and impersonal marketplace by empowering patients to make better healthcare decisions. I'm deeply honored to be recognized for the work the Carenet team does."
Carenet delivers personalized care management and engagement solutions for commercial health plans, hospital systems, employer groups, the Military, Medicaid and Medicare. With more than 700 team members dedicated to supporting patients, the company puts patients at the center of a dynamically changing market with the sole focus of providing them with the best care in their moment of need.
"John's forward-thinking has truly helped drive our company to where it is today," said Vikie Spulak, Carenet Executive Vice President. "This nomination is a testament to his commitment to creating a culture where we have the ability to truly focus on providing advanced healthcare solutions to patients, while helping our clients increase revenue and manage risk."
Now in its 28th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In the Central Region, sponsors include BBVA Compass, ADP, the Tingari Silverton Foundation, Bridgepoint Consulting and the Austin Business Journal.
For 26 years, Carenet has been providing personalized care management and member engagement solutions that measurably improve the quality and lower the cost of healthcare. The company's innovative business model combines robust data collection and analytics, leading-edge technology and high-touch member engagement principles to proactively influence healthcare behavior and improve clinical and financial outcomes. By combining a deep clinical history and consumer marketing expertise, Carenet educates, empowers and motivates more than 20 million people worldwide to make better healthcare decisions. Visit www.callcarenet.com for more information.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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