BALTIMORE, December 9, 2015 — Audacious Inquiry (Ai), a health information policy and technology company, today announced that healthcare industry executive, Bill Howard, has joined Ai to lead product strategy, effective November 30, 2015.
Chris Brandt, Managing Partner at Ai, stated “Bill possesses exceptional capabilities that complement Ai’s strengths in health IT, population health, and connected care.” Mr. Brandt added, “We will leverage his skill sets to work with our customers who are facing complex strategic and operational challenges that have far reaching implications for the sustainable success of HIE organizations, and healthcare data exchange and population health initiatives.”
Prior to joining Ai, Mr. Howard served as Vice President of Product Management at GE Caradigm (a Microsoft / GE joint venture company), where he was responsible for the roadmap of the population health and analytics platform. He also led a global team of senior technologists responsible for capturing requirements, and developing the overall solution architecture for new customers.
“Throughout the past two decades I have been privileged to plan and launch health IT solutions into the U.S. and global markets, and work closely with stakeholders who are deeply committed to transformational IT initiatives,” said Mr. Howard. “I am excited to be part of Ai, which has built an extraordinary track record of service—together we will further advance Ai’s industry-leading solutions to meet the rapidly changing needs of the healthcare market.”
Earlier in his career, Mr. Howard served as the Director of HIE product management, and solution architecture for GE Healthcare. His background includes implementations of standards into production, and engagement with the HIMSS ConCert certification advisory board. He also held product management and engineering roles of increasing responsibility at IDX (acquired by GE), AVL (acquired by Roche Diagnostics), and 3M.
Ai leverages domain expertise in health information policy and technology to offer bold technology solutions that are leading the way to smarter delivery of healthcare. Government, private and nonprofit organizations have turned to Ai to rethink how health information is shared, managed, leveraged, and protected. Ai’s implementation of master data management (MDM) tools to enable health information exchange has set the standard for health information organizations (HIO/ HIEs) throughout the nation. Ai’s Encounter Notification Service® (ENS®) provides real-time notifications and clinical summaries to primary care providers, payers and other healthcare stakeholders of patient hospitalizations. Since its commercial launch in 2013, ENS has over 10 million hospital encounter notifications distributed securely to HIE organization subscribers in Florida, Utah, Delaware, and Maryland, as well as metro Philadelphia and the District of Columbia. ENS powers FLHIE’s Event Notification Service, DHIN’s Encounter Notification System, UHIN’s cHIE alerts, CRISP’s Encounter Notification System, and HSX’s Encounter Notification Service. To learn more follow us on Twitter @A_INQ and visit www.ENSinAction.com and LinkedIn.