SOURCE: MEDecision Inc.

Medecision Inc.

April 13, 2016 09:00 ET

Medecision President and CEO Deborah M. Gage Named One of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT

Recognized by Health Data Management as Bold Thought Leader Driving Innovation at Medecision and Throughout Healthcare Industry

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwired - April 13, 2016) - Medecision, the leading provider of population health management solutions for risk-bearing healthcare organizations, announced that its President and CEO, Deborah M. Gage has been named one of Health Data Management's most powerful women in healthcare IT. The award gives national recognition to Gage's accomplishments as a bold healthcare IT industry thought leader -- a voice for liberating healthcare through technology by delivering a granular understanding of patient populations and bringing evidence-based interventions at the right time to impact care, cost and quality for millions of Americans.

Health Data Management selected Gage for the strong roles she has played in technology and care delivery transformation, as well as for her reinforcement of the female role in this evolution. With Gage at its helm, Medecision serves more than 30 million American consumers, supporting population health management initiatives for the top integrated delivery networks, health systems and health plans in the nation. The company's strong female-led executive leadership team places an emphasis on collaborative relationships, including:

• Powering Christiana Care Health System's Bridging the Divides, a care management program initially funded by a Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; and

• Partnering with Baystate Health to launch the TechSpring Innovation Center, a healthcare technology-focused incubator for developing, testing and piloting emerging technologies.

Gage came to Medecision in February 2011 with 25 years of experience in various leadership positions in healthcare. Under her leadership, Medecision repositioned its business to extend focus across the healthcare risk spectrum, providing across-the-board improvements in customer satisfaction, profitability and business growth, despite a transforming healthcare industry. For example, in 2015, the Company was recognized in:

  • Healthcare Informatics "HCI 100" as one of the top 100 highest-revenue healthcare IT companies;
  • Frost and Sullivan's ranking as a Tier One Vendor for population health management solutions market share; and
  • CIOReview's "Most Promising Big Data Solution Provider" ranking.

Gage has served as a catalyst for innovation and change within Medecision, including:

  • Expanding its national innovation network to include Rapid Application Development Center of Excellence;
  • Implementing the company's annual "Innovation Challenge," from which the award-winning Aerial™ InCircle application was born; and
  • Motivating the employees, through mentoring, leadership excellence and high-potential talent development programs to define population health and create the best practice models for the industry.

In addition to leading the Medecision business, Gage is a contributor to several industry, professional and civic organizations, having served as the Chairwoman of the Women's Leadership Council for the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and currently serving on the advisory boards of Aveus, a woman-owned healthcare consulting firm and SourceMed, a software company that provides information solutions and revenue cycle management services for ASCs, surgical hospitals and rehabilitation clinics nationwide.

This award adds to the numerous accolades Medecision, its employees and its technology have been recognized for over the past year. Gage will be honored at The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT Conference, which will be held May 12, 2016 in Boston.

About Medecision

Medecision is the leading provider of population health management solutions for risk-bearing healthcare organizations including health plans, hospitals, thousands of physicians and millions of consumers. Working within the framework that patients, care providers and health plans are all driving towards better health outcomes, Medecision and its Aerial™ solution help connect all stakeholders to liberate the highest quality and most cost-efficient care.

As more organizations transition to accountable care and delegated risk management, Medecision continually applies its 25 years of experience; comprehensive technology platforms; significant investments in research and development; and the broadest implementation and clinical expertise to ensure consumers receive the best possible care. With Medecision as a business partner, health plans and care providers confidently manage through market changes, regulatory updates and new populations, while improving quality and reducing costs.