AMC Health Expands Management Team With Top Industry Experts

AMC Health Expands Management Team With Top Industry Experts 
Innovation and Growth Focus of Expanded Leadership 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/29/13 --  AMC Health, a leading
provider of end-to-end telehealth solutions, today announced that
four highly respected industry experts have joined the company's
management team in newly created positions. The addition of these
knowledgeable, talented individuals with strong industry ties will
enable AMC Health to respond quickly to surging demand for its
telehealth solutions, which will accelerate the company's growth.
They will also leverage their extensive expertise to help drive the
continuous innovation that has established AMC Health as an industry
leader.  
The new AMC Health team members include: 


 
--  Hon S. Pak, MD, FAAD, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)
    Consultant, is helping to lead the expansion of AMC Health's
    government sector market share and will oversee the continuous
    upgrading of AMC Health's innovative solutions and analytics
    capabilities that help providers succeed and gain a competitive
    advantage in the emerging value-based healthcare delivery system.
    
    
--  J. Mark McConnell, Senior Vice President (SVP) Sales, Account
    Management and Marketing, is responsible for market strategy, business
    development and sales to expand the company's ability to provide the
    most advanced technology and services along with the highest level of
    customer service.
    
    
--  Joanne Russell, RN, Vice President, Clinical Operations, is leading
    the team of clinicians that delivers telecare management services, a
    key differentiator for AMC Health, to patients participating in
    different remote patient monitoring programs.
    
    
--  Frank Tucker, DHSc, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Consultant, will
    serve as a key contributor in formulating strategic goals and as the
    senior executive responsible for developing enterprise information
    management and information technology that will amplify the ability of
    AMC Health's telehealth technology and services to promote greater
    efficiency, effectiveness and innovation.

  
"We are pleased that our ability to leverage our scalable, end-to-end
telehealth ca
pabilities to address the diverse needs of a wide range
of healthcare organizations has enabled us to attract such an
exceptional group of industry leaders," stated AMC Health President
and CEO Nesim Bildirici. "Their addition to our management team will
provide us with deep, broad-based bench strength that will position
AMC Health for explosive growth in both the private and public
sectors, as the transition to a patient-centered, value-based
healthcare delivery system continues." 
Bildirici continued, "Hon, Mark, Joanne, and Frank understand the
power of AMC Health's proven ability to go beyond patient engagement,
which is the goal that other companies are still striving to achieve,
to actual activation that can convert even very high-risk populations
such as Medicaid patients with poorly controlled diabetes and very
low health and overall literacy from passive recipients of healthcare
services into active participants in managing their care." 
CMIO Consultant, Hon S. Pak, MD, FAAD, brings 25 years of broad-based
telehealth, mobile health, healthcare information technology and
clinical experience in the military health system and commercial
sector. He will help build upon the company's success and meet the
increasing demand for integrated telemonitoring services within the
public sector. 
Dr. Pak served as the first CMIO and then the CIO of the Army Medical
Department, an $11 billion healthcare system with more than 60,000
employees providing healthcare to 9.5 million Army and Department of
Defense beneficiaries worldwide. Previously, he was the Chief of the
Advanced Information Technology Group at the Army's Telemedicine and
Advanced Technology Research Center.  
Dr. Pak has won numerous prestigious awards; conducted extensive
research; and has published numerous articles, chapters and books on
telemedicine and dermatology. He serves on the editorial board for
the Journal of Telemedicine and eHealth. He is a distinguished
graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He
completed his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of
Health Sciences and a fellowship in dermatology at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center. 
SVP of Sales, Account Management and Marketing, J. Mark McConnell,
brings nearly 20 years of executive leadership experience in market
strategy, sales and marketing, and business and corporate development
in the healthcare marketplace. Most recently, he served as Verizon
Enterprise Solutions' Associate Director, Mobile Health Solutions,
where he created and managed mobile health business development,
account management and marketing. Prior to joining Verizon, he served
as SVP, Business and Corporate Development for HealthFitness, SVP,
Employer Solutions Group for Healthways, Inc., and Health Plan
Manager at Kaiser Permanente where he worked with General Motors.  
Extremely active in the healthcare community, McConnell has served on
many regional and national committees and boards. He received a
Master's of Business Administration degree from the State University
of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Muskingum
College. 
VP of Clinical Operations, Joanne Russell, RN, brings over 25 years
of experience as an operations leader in the areas of care delivery
at home, wellness, disease management and telehealth. Prior to
joining AMC Health, she worked at Optum where she supported and was
responsible for the clinical oversight of the delivery of care to
medically complex populations in their homes by practitioners in
multiple markets across the U.S. Russell was also a member of the
senior leadership team at Onlife Health where she was responsible for
the delivery of health coaching. Previously she was at Healthways,
where Russell was part of the team that initiated disease management
and she later leveraged that expertise into wellness. 
Russell has broad experience with managed care and Medicare and
Medicaid populations. She is passionate about providing excellent
customer service and driving growth and maximum performance. She
received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University
of Rochester. 
CIO Consultant, Frank Tucker, DHSc, has more than 20 years of
experience in the healthcare information technology industry. Most
recently he served as CEO of MicroHealth LLC, where he led the
company in myriad innovations that transformed the startup into a
cutting- edge health technology solution provider. Before joining
MicroHealth, Tucker served as Deputy CIO in the U.S. Army Office of
the Surgeon General. He also held positions with the Joint Medical
Information System (JMIS), 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and Brooke
Army Medical Center.  
Dr. Tucker received his Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova
Southeastern University; a Dual Master of Arts in Computer Resource
and Information Management/Procurement and Acquisition Management
from Webster University; a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from
the University of Nebraska and a Bachelor of Science: Physician
Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Health Science Center. 
A decorated veteran, he remains a practicing clinician specializing
in occupational health and preventive medicine, and is a dedicated
community volunteer and educator with several
 adjunct professorships. 
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About AMC Health 
 Headquartered in New York City, AMC Health is a
leading provider of telehealth solutions that provide customized,
scalable, cost-effective programs that assist organizations serving
at-risk populations and those conducting clinical trials. A proven
combination of technology and end-to-end support services enables
safe, dependable monitoring at home. AMC Health's remote patient
monitoring programs deliver clinically actionable information that
enhances care coordination, improves patient outcomes, improves the
quality and reduces the cost of clinical trials, and reduces the
overall cost of healthcare. For more information, visit
www.amchealth.com. 
Contact: 
Jan Shulman
Amendola Communications for AMC Health
jshulman@acmarketingpr.com
480-664-8412 ext. 12 
 
 
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