SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 24, 2011) - Medify, a leading provider of data-driven consumer health solutions, today announced Hal Andrews, an experienced healthcare entrepreneur and investor, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors. Andrews is a co-founder of Mainland Morgan & Co., a holding company in Nashville, Tennessee with ownership interests in a number of healthcare technology companies. As a member of the board, Andrews will play a key role in advising the company on strategic growth initiatives and business development opportunities.
"Hal has been a key player in the healthcare industry for years and has demonstrated his effectiveness at driving new technologies through several successful ventures," said Derek Streat, CEO and co-founder of Medify. "The addition of Hal brings a new and unique perspective to our vision of providing actionable health information online. His deep industry experience makes him a valuable asset to Medify as we focus on accelerating our growth and helping people make more informed decisions on important health conditions."
Andrews has taken on an entrepreneurial role within the healthcare industry over the past 15 years, including leading positions in a variety of health-related companies. What started as a career in hospital mergers and acquisitions has gradually transitioned into a string of successful leadership ventures and a well-respected name in the healthcare field. Prior to launching Mainland Morgan & Co., Andrews was a managing director of The Martin Companies, the private investment firm of Charles N. Martin, Jr. the Chairman and CEO of Vanguard Health Systems. Preceding his role at The Martin Companies, Andrews served as the CEO of Data Advantage, a healthcare information company serving providers, suppliers and consultants, until its acquisition by Press Ganey.
"Medify is making the quest for health information online visual and actionable," said Andrews. "The company's approach to the market is the first that truly empowers patients to take health research into their own hands and foster greater conversations with their healthcare team. Medify is at the forefront of the e-patient movement and has quickly laid the foundation for continued success."
The appointment comes on the heels of Medify's official company and product launch in late 2011. The company has experienced exponential growth since inception and will be expanding its offering in the upcoming year.
Andrews joins existing board members including Derek Streat, Co-founder and CEO at Medify; Jay Bartot, Co-founder and CTO at Medify; Bill McAleer, Managing Partner at Voyager Capital; and Tom Kippola, a Venture Partner at Voyager Capital.
Medify is revolutionizing online health search by making it personal, visual and social like never before. Medify is quickly becoming the best place online for people who are managing important health situations to discover what really works for people like them, and use their new-found insight to get help from those they trust most. The company's proprietary, patent-pending technology mines hundreds of millions of real patient experiences from disparate data sources that are backed by medical professionals. Medify then makes the most personalized and relevant experiences discoverable, trackable, and shareable by patients and their families to help them answer their most important questions. The company is backed by a seasoned team of technologists, health advocates, and medical advisors who believe in the powerful combination of research and shared experiences. For more information, please visit www.medify.com.