Dr. Harlan A. Levine to Serve as External Strategic Advisor for Quantum Health
COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 -- Quantum Health is
pleased to announce that Harlan A. Levine, M.D., is serving as an
external strategic advisor to the company's Executive Team. In this
role, Dr. Levine will provide counsel on strategy, anticipating and
meeting market demands, and quality and outcome management. He
previously served as the Executive Vice President at WellPoint, Inc.,
and recently became the Chief Executive for City of Hope Medical
"As a practicing physician, medical director at several large
insurance companies, and prior head of the healthcare strategy
practice at Towers Watson, Harlan has advised patients, national
carriers, and major employers, and learned what's important to each
in their shared struggle to make healthcare affordable," said Kara J.
Trott, Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Health. "He has a unique
perspective that will greatly enhance Quantum Health's understanding
of each of those segments as we continue to evolve our strategy and
future product roadmap."
Dr. Levine has more than fifteen years of experience providing
clinical health management, consultative services, and program
implementation support to businesses and organizations of all sizes,
across a broad range of industries. His health management expertise
includes medical management, disease management, wellness, and health
promotion. In addition, Dr. Levine has a proven record of success in
driving payment innovation and transparency efforts, and in helping
achieve greater engagement of individuals and physicians in
"Quantum Health is a rare company doing something that no one else
has yet recognized. They approach healthcare coordination from an
understanding of natural consumer behavior, and then leverage those
natural behaviors to help members consume healthcare more wisely,"
said Dr. Levine. "I applaud Quantum Health's innovative approach and
find their culture inspiring -- so much so, that I jumped at the
opportunity to engage with Quantum Health's leadership and advise on
In his role with City of Hope, Dr. Levine leads a multi-site medical
foundation employing 170 physicians and other health professionals,
delivering cancer treatment through more than 23,000 visits each
year. As Executive Vice President for WellPoint, Dr. Levine oversaw
provider engagement, case and disease management, imaging management,
pharmacy management, the HealthCore research subsidiary, and
CareMore, the recently-acquired WellPoint subsidiary that focuses on
innovative healthcare approaches for seniors and those with chronic
Prior to WellPoint, Dr. Levine worked for Towers Watson's health
management business as National Practice Leader. In this role, he
re-organized the intellectual assets of the practice to align with
the needs of a post-healthcare-reform market and guided the
development of the company's strategies for price transparency
initiatives, provider contracting, and supporting hospital clients to
pursue Accountable Care Organizations.
Dr. Levine has worked for several national healthcare organizations
in a variety of leadership roles, including as Chief Medical Officer
of UnitedHealth Group's OptumHealth Care Solutions from 2002 to 2008.
Prior to OptumHealth, he served as CEO of a disease management and
healthcare technology subsidiary for a global pharmaceutical company,
served as a regional medical director at PacifiCare Health Systems,
and as Executive Vice President at Adesso Healthcare Technology
Services and Salick Health Care.
Dr. Levine has been an advisor to health policy groups such as the
nonpartisan, Washington D.C.-based Hope Street Group, supporting its
project dedicated to reinventing primary care. In addition, he served
for six years on the board of directors of the Disease Management
Association of America and co-chaired the American Health Insurance
Plan's Cardio-Metabolic Risk Reduction Sub-Committee. In September
2008, Managed Healthcare Executive named Dr. Levine one of the
nation's "Top 25 Leaders in Disease Management." Most recently, Dr.
Levine was named as Director of the Patient-Centered Primary Care
Collaborative in April 2012.
Dr. Levine earned his medical degree from the University of
California, San Francisco and is board-certified in internal
medicine. Prior to pursuing his medical career, he attended Harvard
College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
He resides in Los Angeles, California.
About Quantum Health
Founded in Columbus in 1999, Quantum Health is
an award-winning care management and health improvement company
serving the healthcare needs of more than 340,000 members at nearly
80 self-funded public and private sector organizations including
hospital systems, manufacturers, coalitions, school districts,
technology, entertainment, and retail companies across the U.S.
Through its real-time, "virtual medical home" concept that saves
employers 5-8% in healthcare costs without reducing health benefits,
Quantum Health Care Coordinators help patients, their families, and
their physicians work together to ensure proper care, eliminating
redundant, delayed, and questionable care -- literally driving
confusion and unnecessary medical costs out of the system. For more
information about Quantum Health, visit: www.quantum-health.com.
Follow us on Twitter at @QuantumHealth1.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research, treatment,
and education center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening
diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest
recognition of the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member
of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope's research
and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of
Hope's clinical sites are located east of Los Angeles, California,
and its hospital is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in
cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is
a pioneer in the treatment of leukemia, lymphoma and other blood
cancers through bone marrow transplantation, as well as genetics. For
more information, visit www.cityofhope.org.
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