Managed Healthcare Executive To Recognize The Industry's Leaders In Disease Management

August 15, 2008

Leaders in Disease Management were evaluated by their commitment to the disease management discipline, their program results, their innovation and their thought leadership. Watch for the Special Issue of Managed Healthcare Executive, available beginning September 7, 2008! George Bennett, Health Dialog Services Corp.Paul Bluestein, ConnectiCareJohn Castiglia, Premera Blue CrossTerry Crowson, HealthPartnersD.W. Edington, University of Michigan Health Management Research CenterJay Feldstein, AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Cos.Judith Frampton, Harvard Pilgrim Health CareRon Geraty, Alere Medical Inc.Bob Ihrie, Lowe's Cos., Inc.Joan Kennedy, WellpointBarry Lachman, Parkland Community Health PlanBen Leedle, HealthwaysHarlan Levine, Towers PerrinDijuana Lewis, Comprehensive Health Solutions Business Unit of WellpointAriel Linden, Linden Consulting GroupPam Menard, Independent HealthTracey Moorhead, DMAA: The Care Continuum AllianceDavid Nash, Jefferson Medical CollegeGordon Norman, Alere Medical Inc.Michael Norris, Great-West HealthcareHarold Picken, BCBS Rhode IslandDavid Plocher, Blue Cross MinnesotaJim Prochaska, Cancer Prevention Research CenterMichael Quilty, Matrix Medical NetworkEmad Rizk, McKesson Health SolutionsRichard Safeer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShieldChris Selecky, LifemastersKara Trott, Quantum Health Inc.

A complete list of leaders and their respective titles and affiliations is noted here.

  • George Bennett
    CEO
    Health Dialog Services Corp.
    Boston

  • Paul Bluestein
    Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
    ConnectiCare
    Farmington, Conn.

  • John Castiglia
    Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
    Premera Blue Cross
    Mountlake Terrace, Wash.

  • Terry Crowson
    Medical Director, Medical Management and Government Programs
    HealthPartners
    Bloomington, Minn.

  • D.W. Edington
    Director
    University of Michigan Health Management Research Center
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Jay Feldstein
    Corporate Chief Medical Officer
    AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Cos.
    Philadelphia

  • Judith Frampton
    Vice President, Medical Management
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Wellesley, Mass.

  • Ron Geraty
    CEO
    Alere Medical Inc.
    Reno, Nev.

  • Bob Ihrie
    Senior Vice President, Employee Rewards/Services
    Lowe's Cos., Inc.
    Mooresville, N.C.

  • Joan Kennedy
    Senior Vice President
    Wellpoint
    New York

  • Barry Lachman
    Medical Director
    Parkland Community Health Plan

  • Ben Leedle
    President, CEO
    Healthways
    Franklin, Tenn.

  • Harlan Levine
    Principal
    Towers Perrin
    Los Angeles

  • Dijuana Lewis
    President, CEO
    Comprehensive Health Solutions Business Unit of Wellpoint
    North Haven, Conn.

  • Ariel Linden
    President
    Linden Consulting Group
    Hillsboro, Ore.

  • Pam Menard
    Vice President, Health Promotions and Care Management
    Independent Health
    Buffalo, N.Y.

  • Tracey MoorheadPresident, CEO
    DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance
    Washington, DC

  • David Nash
    Chairman, Department of Health Policy
    Jefferson Medical College
    Philadelphia

  • Gordon Norman
    Executive Vice President, Science and Innovation
    Alere Medical Inc.
    Reno, Nev.

  • Michael Norris
    Vice President, Medical Outreach Programs
    Great-West Healthcare
    Greenwood Village, Colo.

  • Harold Picken
    Associate Chief Medical Officer
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    Providence, R.I.

  • David Plocher
    Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence, Informatics and Pharmacy Management / Chief Medical Officer
    Blue Cross Minnesota
    St. Paul, Minn.

  • Jim Prochaska
    Director
    Cancer Prevention Research Center

  • Michael Quilty
    CEO
    Matrix Medical Network
    Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Emad Rizk
    President
    McKesson Health Solutions
    San Francisco

  • Richard Safeer
    Medical Director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
    Baltimore

  • Chris Selecky
    President, CEO
    Lifemasters
    South San Francisco, Calif.

  • Kara Trott
    Founder, CEO
    Quantum Health Inc.
    Columbus, Ohio