Tallahassee, Fla.: Centralis Health, a leading health information exchange company, recently announced the launch of a new population health management consulting division. Kandi OBrien, CMPE, has been appointed director of the new division by the company.
“As the industry shifts from a fee-for-service model to value-based payment model, we wanted to help our health care customers navigate the changes and provide solutions that help them manage and mitigate the risks associated with reimbursement policies,” said Zach Finn, CEO Centralis Health. “Our new population health consulting services division will work with customers to help build a performance-focused, value-based infrastructure that continues to optimize a patient’s care and experience.”
Kandi OBrien, a healthcare compliance specialist and Certified Practice Management Executive (CMPE), was hired by Centrails Health (formerly HIE Networks) to head the new division. In this role, OBrien is responsible for assisting the company’s clients, which include healthcare managers, providers, and personnel, in developing strategies and implementing performance-focused, value-based, organized, and compliant infrastructures for their practices, ensuring that providers continue to offer the highest quality care to their patients.
“The decision to join Centralis Health was easy,” said OBrien. “The company’s long history of innovation and success, coupled with its commitment to customer care and service, matched my own values. I’m thrilled to join the team and lead this new initiative.”
Before joining Centralis Health, OBrien spent nine years as an independent healthcare consultant, consulting with existing and startup health care companies, as well as accountable care organizations (ACOs), fee-for-service (FFS), and maximum risk practices. OBriens specialties include URAC and NCQA Credentialing and expertise in worker’s compensation, utilization management, interventional cardiology, urgent care, occupational health, oncology, obstetrics, wound care, ENT, dental care, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, and psychology.
“Kandi is the perfect person to lead our new population health services division. Her depth and breadth of experience will positively impact the customers were working with in meaningful and important ways,” said Finn. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the Centralis Health team and have every confidence in her ability to drive the growing demand for these services forward.”