San Jose, Ca 95126-2230
RESOLUTION HEALTH, INC. NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
AND EXPANDS EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM
SAN JOSE, California - November 19, 2001:
Resolution Health, Incorporated (RHI), a healthcare information
technology company devoted to improving the quality of care delivered
by health plans, announced today that it has named Earl Steinberg,
MD, MPP as President of RHI. Dr. Steinberg, a nationally recognized
expert in medical practice evaluation, quality assessment, and
quality improvement, succeeds Matthew Cutler, who had been serving
as interim President of RHI since April 2001.
Formerly RHI's Vice President of Industry
Affairs and R&D, Dr. Steinberg has been responsible for guiding
the development of RHI's proprietary medical analysis, reporting
and communication technologies over the past year. With the company's
products now operating in the marketplace, Dr. Steinberg takes
on the role of President to accelerate adoption of RHI's technology
and services in the marketplace and help attract additional equity
investment as the company seeks to increase its R&D as well as
its marketing efforts.
"I am delighted to have the privilege
of leading RHI at this particularly exciting time in the company's
evolution", said Dr. Steinberg. "The tools that RHI
has developed are exactly the types of information system and
decision support tools that are needed to improve the quality
and efficiency of health care delivered in the U.S. and abroad."
"We are fortunate to have someone with
Dr. Steinberg's expertise, experience, energy and track record
at the helm of RHI as we enter a more market-focused phase of
our development", said RHI Chairman Bob Scragg. "I am
confident that Dr. Steinberg is the right person to guide the
company as it completes its development phase and aggressively
expands its customer base."
Following his appointment as President, Dr.
Steinberg strengthened RHI's Executive Management Team with the
appointment of two executives with extensive experience in the
healthcare and technology sectors: Gary Yurkovich, Vice President,
Sales & Marketing, and Chris Hill, Vice President, Finance & Administration
Harry Soza, a co-founder of the firm, remains
as RHI's Sr. Vice President, Strategic Products; Ann Ahmadi, the
other co-founder of the firm, remains as Sr. Vice President of
Products and Services; and Jim Frankfort, MD remains as Director
of Informatics and Chief Medical Officer.
About Resolution Health, Incorporated
RHI is a new kind of health care information
company that uses the computerized data resident in the information
systems of health plans, in combination with new channels of communication
between health plans, their enrollees, and their enrollees - physicians,
to improve the quality and efficiency of health care services
that are delivered to health plan enrollees. RHI's approach to
quality improvement is population-wide, yet patient-specific;
internet-enabled, yet secure; and efficient, with measurable results.
RHI's customers include Blue Shield of California
and Partners of Indiana, which utilize RHI technology to enhance
service delivery to over 2 million members. RHI is a privately
funded company based in San Jose, California.
Dr. Earl Steinberg, President, Resolution Health, Incorporated
(301) 907-8238 or (408) 882-0678
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RHI's Executive Management Team Recent
Earl Steinberg - President
Earl P. Steinberg, M.D., M.P.P. is a nationally known expert in
evaluation and improvement of the quality and efficiency of health
care. In addition to serving as President of RHI, Dr. Steinberg
is a member of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association's National Medical
Advisory Panel, on which he has served for 10 years, an Adjunct
Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Health Policy and
Management at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the Advisory
Council of Harvard Medical School's Department of Health Care
Policy. Prior to joining RHI, Dr. Steinberg spent five years as
Vice President of Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services
Inc., Director of its Quality Assessment and Improvement Systems
(QAIS) Division, and Co-Director of its Outcomes Studies Group
(OSG) and four years on the Federal Physician Payment Review Commission
Dr. Steinberg's primary focus in recent years
has been on 1) design, implementation, and management of systems
for measuring the content, outcomes and quality of care delivered
by health care providers, and 2) the development of tools, such
as computerized decision support systems, disease management programs,
and physician- and/or patient- targeted programmatic interventions,
that can improve the cost-effectiveness of care. While at Covance,
Dr. Steinberg helped design and implement several computerized
disease- and procedure-specific national registries. He also led
the teams that developed two HEDIS measures (health plan performance
in 1) control of hypertension and 2) counseling of women on options
for management of menopause), as well as the National Kidney Foundation's
guidelines for management of patients with end stage renal disease.
Prior to joining Covance, Dr. Steinberg was
Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management at Johns
Hopkins University, and Director of The Johns Hopkins Program
for Medical Technology and Practice Assessment. While at Johns
Hopkins, Dr. Steinberg was the Principal Investigator on the federally-funded
Patient Outcome Research Team (PORT) devoted to evaluation of
variation in management of cataracts and their relationship to
Dr. Steinberg received his A.B. degree from
Harvard College (Summa Cum Laude), his M.D. from Harvard Medical
School and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School
of Government at Harvard (first in his class). His residency training
in internal medicine was performed at the Massachusetts General
Dr. Steinberg has received numerous awards,
including the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar
Award in General Internal Medicine (1984), an award given "to
support exceptionally talented young faculty in general internal
medicine", and the "Outstanding Young Investigator"
Award from the Association for Health Services Research (1988).
He also is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians
and the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy.
Gary Yurkovich - Vice President, Sales
Mr. Yurkovich has an outstanding track record managing high technology
companies. He is currently president of Strategems Management,
a high tech management consulting firm. In this role, Mr. Yurkovich
has founded or served as senior executive on a number of high
technology companies. He is also Managing Director of I Care Community
Associates, the venture firm funding Resolution Health.
Mr. Yurkovich was previously Vice-President
Sales, Service and Support for Creo Products. In just three years,
he grew sales from $8M to over $125M while expanding his staff
from 15 to 250 people. Prior to Creo, he held a variety of management
positions in a number of geographies with Digital Equipment Corporation.
At Digital, Mr. Yurkovich was recognized for top worldwide performance
6 times, a record matched by only 2 other employees in company
history. Mr. Yurkovich served as the leader of the Medical Systems
Group within Digital Equipment of Canada and is an active member
of COACH - Canada's Health Informatics Association.
Chris Hill - Vice President, Finance &
Mr. Hill, CMA, has extensive finance and management experience
in the technology sector. He held numerous positions over a ten
year period with Telus Corporation, Canada's second largest telecommunications
company, and was responsible for the financial management of that
company's $250M Internet Services Division. More specifically,
Mr. Hill had direct responsibility for the billing of a 500,000
Internet Service subscriber base and had significant involvement
in developing Telus' xDSL high speed business plan. Prior to this,
he and his team were responsible for supporting the entire budget
and planning process for a 12,000 employee company with annual
revenue of $2.5B revenue.
After leaving Telus, Mr. Hill joined a startup
technology company as CFO, and recently founded a management services
company, KPI Management Inc. Through this company, Chris provides
turnkey finance and administrative solutions to the small business
and technology venture market.