|[August 14, 2014]
Asif Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, Named to Hanger, Inc. Board of Directors
DALLAS --(Business Wire)--
Asif Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Anthelio
Healthcare Solutions, the largest independent provider of technology and
services to hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare
providers, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Hanger, Inc.,
the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic services and
products. Ahmad, who qualifies as an independent director under
applicable New York Stock Exchange listing standards, was appointed on
August 13, 2014.
"A proven leader in the healthcare information technology industry, Asif
is widely recognized for his ability to concurrently advance high
quality patient care, drive business value, and grow market share,"
Hanger President and CEO Vinit Asar said. "Given the strategic role of
technology in Hanger's future, Asif's extensive experience in
informatics, information technology, clinical operations, and business
intelligence at major for-profit healthcare service providers and
not-for-profit academic medical centers will be a valuable addition to
Hanger's Board of Directors."
A recognized leader in the healthcare information technology industry,
Ahmad has had a stellar career working with some of the most well-known
healthcare organizations and academic institutions in the country. Prior
to joining Anthelio, Ahmad was Sr. Vice President Information and
Technology Services at McKesson Specialty Health where he was
responsible for the strategic development of innovative technologies,
processes and products. Before joining McKesson, a Fortune 20 Global
Company, he served as VP, Diagnostic Services/CIO and Associate Dean at
Duke University Health System and Medical Center. He was also CIO/CTO
and Chair of the Clinical Tehnology Council at The Ohio State
University Health System and Medical Center.
Ahmad has in-depth expertise in a broad range of areas that are critical
to successfully navigating today's ever-changing healthcare landscape.
His experience spans software development, strategic planning, product
management, clinical operations, informatics/IT, patient care and
safety, research administration, revenue cycle and global expansion.
Throughout his career, he has been recognized in the healthcare industry
for advancing quality patient care while driving value and accelerating
business growth. Asif received many awards and honors including: 2010
named top 10 Disruptive Forces in Health IT, 2009 CIO Hall of Fame
Award, 2008 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, Executive
Alliance 2006 Quality Leadership Award, and the 2001 Nicholas E. Davies
Award. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of
Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan, a M.S. in Biomedical
Engineering from the Ohio State University, as well as a MBA from the
Ohio State University.
About Anthelio Healthcare Solutions
Anthelio® is a driving force in the healthcare industry and is the
largest independent provider of healthcare technology solutions to
hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers. By
provisioning hospitals in over 450 counties across the US with
innovative solutions in the areas of IT, EHR, HIM, Patient Engagement,
Enterprise Interoperability (EI) and Healthcare Analytics & Informatics (News - Alert)
(HAI) services, Anthelio impacts quality care to over six million
patients. Powered by cutting-edge technologies and thousands of
healthcare professionals with extensive clinical and operational
experience, Anthelio drives high value for over 20,000 physicians and
nurses in hundreds of healthcare organizations supporting their annual
revenue of over $12 billion. Anthelio is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
for more information.
About Hanger, Inc.
Built on the legacy of James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the
American Civil War, Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) delivers orthotic and
prosthetic (O&P) patient care, and distributes O&P products and
rehabilitative solutions to the broader market. Hanger's Patient Care
segment is the largest owner and operator of O&P patient care clinics
with in excess of 740 locations nationwide. Through its Products &
Services segment, Hanger distributes branded and private label O&P
devices, products and components, and provides rehabilitative
solutions. Steeped in over 150 years of clinical excellence and
innovation, Hanger's vision is to be the partner of choice for products
and services that enhance human physical capability. For more
information on Hanger, visit www.hanger.com.
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