January 19, 2016—San Francisco, Calif—Healthcare coverage technology leader Collective Health today announced it has appointed Andrew (Andy) Halpert, MD as senior director of clinical and network solutions. A seasoned physician leader and consultant, Dr. Halpert brings decades of experience managing and advising large employers on population management, network, and wellness strategies making him an invaluable asset to the Collective Health team and their employer clients. In his role, Dr. Halpert will collaborate with clients on the design and implementation of clinical and network solutions, ensuring that Collective Health continues to deliver operational and clinical excellence across each employer’s health benefit strategy. He will report directly to Collective Health co-founder and chief health officer Dr. Rajaie Batniji.
Andy is a nationally recognized and leading expert on employer health strategy and clinical models that deliver the highest value and best possible experience to large employers,” said Dr. Batniji. “We’re thrilled to have him as a part of the Collective Health team. His deep clinical and operational expertise will help the employers we work with further realize the connected healthcare experience our team has created.”
Dr. Halpert joins Collective Health from Willis Towers Watson’s Health Benefits practice where he served as a senior consultant. He brings extensive experience advising some of the nation’s largest employers on innovative healthcare strategies such as direct provider contracting, onsite health, and population management. Prior to Willis Towers Watson, Dr. Halpert served as a senior medical director for Blue Shield of California, where he drove Blue Shield’s population health strategy by creating new approaches in complex case management, disease management, and wellness. Dr. Halpert also served as the chief of the Harvard Community Health Plan Division of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During his tenure there, he was a primary care internist and a clinical instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Halpert received his BA from Harvard University and MD from University of California, San Francisco. His internal medicine residency was completed at Stanford University Hospital.
“I’m a veteran of the healthcare industry and when I first heard about Collective Health, I was intrigued by their mission to create a connected healthcare experience,” said Dr. Halpert. “After spending time with the founders and watching some of their early successes, I’m excited to join the team and to have the opportunity to play a fundamental role in helping to bring that mission to life by creating a vastly improved experience for health plan functionality.”
Dr. Halpert joins Collective Health’s quickly growing team of 260 employees. The company has more than doubled the number of lives on its platform in the past year and now takes care of 70,000 members from 15 enterprise clients including Activision Blizzard, Palantir, and Zendesk.
About Collective Health
Collective Health gives companies a smarter way to provide healthcare coverage through technology. Powered by a platform that connects and administers the entire benefits ecosystem — health plans, benefits programs, spending accounts, employee support — their solution delivers an effortless experience for everyone. Focused on serving the 155M+ Americans who receive healthcare coverage from their employers, the Collective Health platform has been selected by leading U.S. employers including Activision Blizzard, Palantir, and Zendesk. Founded in October 2013, Collective Health is backed by NEA, Founders Fund, Google Ventures, and other leading investors. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit https://www.collectivehealth.com.