ATLANTA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Peak Health Solutions, a leading provider of end-to-end health
information management services to health plans and healthcare
facilities, today announced the hire of several key personnel to help
lead Peak’s continued growth within the industry. These new staff
members bring a diverse skill set to the team which will contribute to
Peak’s mission to provide the highest level of service and to deliver
financial and quality results for its customers. Recent hires include:
Patti Kennedy as Vice President of Operations. Kennedy brings
25 years of experience in healthcare to her position at Peak, serving
most recently as vice president of operations for HealthPort
Technologies’ Health Records Solutions Division. Prior to that,
Kennedy was the south region vice president for professional services
with Sage Software, where she led a team of 120 professionals.
Stephen Godfrey as Chief Technology Officer. Godfrey has
extensive experience as an information technology executive in the
healthcare industry, coming to Peak after serving as chief technology
officer for Shared Health, Inc., a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Tennessee. Godfrey has also lent his IT expertise to such
companies as MedAvant Health Care Solutions and OuterBounds
Larry Armold as Executive Vice President. Armold has more than
20 years of senior management experience in healthcare and technology.
He joined Peak from HealthPort Technologies, where, as vice president
and general manager of the Solutions Division, Armold was responsible
for developing and growing the Health Plan business and all the
Corporate operational functions for the Release of Information
Vijay Prabhakar as Vice President of Health Plan Solutions.
Prabhakar brings a decade of sales experience in healthcare to his
position at Peak. Prior to joining Peak, Prabhakar spent the last six
years as vice president of sales for The Coding Source/Altegra Health
where he was responsible for growing and maintaining sales of a
nationwide territory and generated significant growth in risk
adjustment-related service offerings.
Helen Imbernino as Vice President of Performance Measurement. With
40 years experience in multiple facets within the healthcare industry,
Imbernino joins Peak after most recently serving as the director of
quality management and compliance for the National Quality Forum.
Imbernino’s extensive experience also includes senior level positions
with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States,
Hartford Physician Hospital Organization and Health New England.
Imbernino is also a licensed registered nurse.
“The healthcare industry is moving fast, and healthcare organizations
rely on us to keep ahead of—and effectively manage—change. We always
keep that in mind when expanding our staff at Peak,” says Steve Roberts,
President and CEO of Peak Health Solutions. “These key additions to our
team contribute talent and experience to drive significant results for
our customers. We are pleased to welcome them and look forward to their
ABOUT PEAK HEALTH SOLUTIONS
Founded in 2004, Peak Health Solutions delivers a superior set of
solutions to capture and manage health data for health plans and
healthcare facilities. Relying upon a unique blend of people,
technology, expertise and processes, Peak offers a unified risk
adjustment and quality reporting platform to the marketplace. Peak,
backed by private equity firm EDG Partners, historically has offered
retrospective and prospective risk-adjustment coding services, with
specialization in the transition to ICD-10. It expanded its offering in
2012 with additional data collection functionality related to STARS and
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