May 3, 2016 | By Rey Villar
Terri Kline Brings Expertise in Health Payer and Health Provider Industries to Board of Directors of LaunchPoint, Parent Company of Ajilitee
ITASCA, IL (May 2, 2016) – LaunchPoint, a provider of cloud-based solutions, software, and services for healthcare organizations, today announced it has appointed Terri Kline to its Board of Directors. Kline’s appointment brings significant health payer and provider expertise to round out LaunchPoint’s board of seasoned health-technology and finance executives.
“Terri’s extensive health payer and health provider experience will be a tremendous asset to the LaunchPoint board, and when you couple that with her years as an experienced board member, it was a natural fit,” states Terrence Ryan, LaunchPoint CEO. “Finding a match like Terri who understands how valuable the right board member is to the growth of a business and can back it up with incredible industry knowledge is a rare find, and we are pleased to have her join the team.”
Kline has spent nearly 35 years working in the health industry, two-thirds of them working with health plans. Kline currently provides strategic healthcare consulting, due diligence, and interim management services to both development-stage and mature health organizations. In addition, she is a Limited Partner and Member of the CEO Council at Council Capital.
“Having spent many years on both the health payer and provider sides of the claims process, I’ve seen how the system works for everyone involved and where the challenges and opportunities lie in the payment integrity space,” said Kline. “LaunchPoint operates in a very technical business where we are helping payers and providers navigate the complex claims process, but in the end we are really helping them give their patients and customers a better experience.”
Kline currently serves as a Director of Presbyterian Health Plan and an Advisor to NFANT and Medivo. Previously, she served as a Director and Chairman of the Board for Availity, Medecision and Innovista Health Solutions. Kline was also the Senior Vice President & Chief Health Care Management Officer of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a Senior Vice President of HealthSouth, the CEO of CHA Health (a University of Kentucky Health System Health Plan), the CEO of United Healthcare of Georgia, and the Regional Vice President of Aetna Health Plans. Her experience also includes executive roles with OnCare, PARTNERS National Health Plans, and the Voluntary Hospitals of America. She received a BA in Biology from Kalamazoo College and a MPH from the University of Michigan. Kline resides in Georgia, where she is an avid tennis player, hiker, and supporter of the National Park Service.
LaunchPoint operates businesses that provide information-driven solutions, software, and services for healthcare organizations. Its two divisions are Discovery Health Partners, a provider of payment integrity and risk management software and solutions for healthcare payers, and Ajilitee, a healthcare information and analytics consulting business. LaunchPoint has been named two years in a row to the Inc. 5000 list, recognized as one of the country’s fastest growing companies. In 2014, LaunchPoint was named the 100th fastest-growing company on the 2014 Inc. 500 list and #14 in Healthcare. More information is available at www.launchpointcorporation.com, www.ajilitee.com, and www.discoveryhealthpartners.com.
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