FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2014
Media Contact: Cari Frank
Phone: (303) 903-6007
July 2, 2014 – DENVER – The board of directors of the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) has selected Ana English, MBA, to serve as CEO of the organization. English, a seasoned health care executive, brings extensive provider and payer experience, as well as keen familiarity with health care data, to the non-profit organization.
Most recently, English served for four years as Vice President for the American Medical Association (AMA) and operated as the General Manager of one of its subsidiaries. English led efforts to develop and provide solutions for providers to thrive in pay for value markets and to support performance improvement through the use of health information technology. During her tenure, she developed critical strategic partnerships and launched a national physician portal assisting providers with changing technology needs.
Prior to AMA, English was Co-President and Chief Operating Officer for Assist Group, a medical claims resolution company working with health plans and third party administrators. She also served as Senior Vice President of OptumInsight, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, for eight years through its acquisition of Electronic Network Systems, a healthcare electronic data services organization, in which English held the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. With OptumInsight, English steered several key contract initiatives aimed at developing new provider and payer solutions to achieve high value health care.
“Ana’s national experience, business acumen and understanding of how to deploy health care data are key assets for CIVHC,” said Mike Huotari, board chair for CIVHC. “Her experience combined with her ability to engage key players will help advance CIVHC’s mission to achieve the Triple Aim for Colorado: improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care.”
English joins CIVHC on August 4, 2014. “Leading CIVHC’s efforts to advance Colorado's health care system is an honor,” English said. “I look forward to building new relationships across the state and strengthening those I’ve already established to help CIVHC advance health care for all Coloradans.”