New York, NY (January 25, 2017) – Cureatr, Inc., a care coordination technology and services company, announced today that current Cureatr board member William Winkenwerder, Jr., MD, is taking over as interim Chief Executive Officer. Cureatr Founder Joseph Mayer, M.D., has stepped down as CEO and will become Vice Chairman of the Board.
In a statement Dr. Winkenwerder said, “Cureatr has built, under Joe Mayer’s leadership, a transformative technology and services platform that has unique capabilities for lowering costs, improving quality, and enhancing value in today’s healthcare marketplace. Cureatr’s design serves large provider organizations, health plans, ACOs and other groups who are managing populations across the care continuum. I am excited to lead Cureatr, working with a talented team and our Board, to take the company to its next level. We have incredible opportunities ahead.”
“Cureatr is poised for enormous success” says Joseph Mayer, M.D., Founder “We have a seasoned executive team, combined with best in class technology and product vision. I am proud of the team and look forward to supporting all facets of the business as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.” Mayer continues, “It is exciting to see my original vision expand and grow as the market develops to the possibilities of care collaboration.”
Dr. Winkenwerder is recognized as a leader in American healthcare and brings to this position experience in healthcare and health insurance operations. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Highmark Health, a Pennsylvania-based diversified insurance and healthcare enterprise where he added $4 billion in revenue in three years. From 2001 to 2007, Dr. Winkenwerder served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. He also served in senior leadership positions with several leading provider and health plan companies. He is a board certified physician in primary care medicine, graduating from UNC School of Medicine and The Wharton School of Business.
“Joe Mayer has done a terrific job building a company that is innovative and impactful. The Board thanks him for his valuable work. The Board is pleased that Bill has accepted the position of CEO. He understands the tremendous potential of Cureatr and will be a great leader for us. We look forward to working with him and the Cureatr team,” said Board Director Brandon Hull, Managing General Partner at Cardinal Partners.
In his role as CEO, Dr. Winkenwerder plans to accelerate the growth of Cureatr’s technology platform which offers actionable, real-time alerts that are triggered by diverse data and events, such as Care Transition Notifications (CTN). Cureatr is integrated with secure communication, care provider workflows, and provides analytics and insights for diverse teams that are distributed across institutions. Dr. Winkenwerder plans to expand relationships with industry-leading hospitals and care centers, while moving into new territories of post-acute and long-term care. He will also build upon Cureatr’s proven success with communication across the care continuum within the delivery system reform incentive payment program (DSRIP) in New York.
About Cureatr, Inc.
Cureatr is the leader in real time care coordination optimization across the care continuum. Its actionable push notifications are triggered by diverse data and events. Founded in 2012 by physicians in New York City, Cureatr helps hospitals and health systems, specialty care providers, post-acute providers, accountable care organizations, payers and physician group practices track and manage patients in real-time throughout the care continuum and improve care coordination. Cureatr’s Care Transition Notifications™ (CTN) alert clinicians in real-time on mobile or desktop applications when an attributed patient is receiving care anywhere within a region and delivers necessary information that is essential to reducing preventable hospitalizations and avoiding readmissions, and improving quality of care.