NaviNet Announces Three Healthcare IT Executive Promotions
April 16, 2014 - BOSTON, MA
NaviNet, Inc. announced today that it has promoted Sean W. Bridgeo to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Bridgeo is responsible for the oversight of all of NaviNet's financially related activities, including the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the company's short- and long-term strategic financial objectives, compliance, and regulatory affairs. He brings a formidable background in finance to his role, with more than ten years of industry experience and strong relationships with key healthcare payer and provider organizations across the country.
"We are very proud that Sean Bridgeo is joining NaviNet's top management team as Chief Financial Officer," stated NaviNet Chief Executive Officer Frank Ingari. "NaviNet's clinical network application solutions give our large payer customers access to our highly utilizing provider network. Sean delivers the leadership, strategic vision, and process management experience that are needed to ensure we continue to innovate to serve our health plan customers, health delivery organization users, and vendor partners to give patients access to the best-quality care at the lowest possible cost."
Sridhar Natarajan was promoted to Vice President, Software Development. Natarajan joined the company eight years ago and moved into increasing roles of responsibility, contributing significantly to X12 releases, Aetna Care Considerations, and proactive monitoring programs for production environments, as well as developing an engineering internship program and driving engineering success. "Sridhar's vision, practical experience, and proven ability to execute will be a significant part of our continued growth," said Mark Dudman, Senior Vice President of Product Development.
Thomas Smolinsky has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Technical Operations. "Tom has been with NaviNet for four and a half years. He has been instrumental in maturing our processes, team, and production environments. Specifically, Tom and his team executed a three-year strategy (Operations 2.0) focused on team growth and expertise, Data Center excellence, Security and Compliance, and disaster recovery," stated Ingari. "In addition, we have built out a carrier-grade network operations center (NOC). The results have been outstanding: Our service ended 2013 with a 99.9+% uptime, while reducing recurring data center costs by more than $1 million."
NaviNet is America's largest healthcare network community. The company's flagship multi-payer provider communications platform, NaviNet Open, offers immediate access to the desktops of administrative and clinical staff in more than 70% of the nation's provider organizations. NaviNet Open is a SaaS-based enterprise-class software product line designed to serve payer customers and provider users. It consists of a series of layers: a platform, a set of network services, a suite of applications, and a set of tools that customers can use to configure and customize the system. For more information, please visit www.NaviNet.net.
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