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HealthCore Hires Leading Industry Consultant to Head Big Data, Real-World Evidence, Payor and Provider Solutions

  HealthCore Hires Leading Industry Consultant to Head Big Data, Real-World
  Evidence, Payor and Provider Solutions

Business Wire

WILMINGTON, Del. -- September 3, 2013

HealthCore, Inc., a health outcomes research company, has hired Dr. Kenneth
Park to lead its rapidly growing real-world evidence and payor and provider
research divisions.

Park, who most recently served as an associate principal at McKinsey & Company
leading teams on big data and real-world evidence, will be in charge of
growing and managing HealthCore’s research environment, including the
Integrated Research Network and the HealthCore Integrated Research Database.

“This is an important time in healthcare and within our own company to have
the right people in place with the experience and insight to help us transform
healthcare,” said HealthCore President Marcus Wilson. “Dr. Park’s experience
as a physician helps him understand the needs of patients to have better
information to make healthcare decisions. Through his work with McKinsey, he
understands the product challenges of the healthcare sector and how research
that combines clinical and claims data can better guide product development.”

A key part of Park’s role as vice president of payor and provider solutions at
HealthCore will be integrating the coordination of claims and medical data to
support efforts by HealthCore, its parent company, WellPoint Inc., and other
research collaborations involving HealthCore that focus on ways to improve
health and quality while managing the total cost of care.

“This is an opportunity to leverage real-world evidence and technology to
create new healthcare offerings,” Park said. “I feel a strong chemistry with
the HealthCore senior leadership team. I’m enthusiastic about working with the
amazing people there and together making a difference in healthcare.”

Dr. Park received his bachelor’s degree at Harvard College and his medical
degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.

About HealthCore, Inc.

HealthCore, based in Wilmington, Del., is the clinical outcomes research
subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. HealthCore has a team of highly experienced
researchers including physicians, biostatisticians, pharmacists,
epidemiologists, health economists and other scientists who study the “real
world” safety and effectiveness of drugs, medical devices and care management
interventions. HealthCore offers insight on how to best use this data and
communicates these findings to health care decision-makers to support
evidence-based medicine, product development decisions, safety monitoring,
coverage decisions, process improvement and overall cost-effective health
care. For more information, go to www.healthcore.com.

Contact:

For HealthCore, Inc.
Lori McLaughlin, 317.488.6898
cell: 317.407.7403
lori.mclaughlin2@wellpoint.com
 
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