New CMO – Dr. Jan Berger

I’ve had the chance to read Dr. Berger’s research over the years when she was at CVS Caremark. After having a chance to spend some time with her on a few topics, I am very excited that she is coming on board at Silverlink Communications as our Chief Medical Officer.

From the press release:

DR. JAN BERGER JOINS SILVERLINK AS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

June 23, 2009

Burlington, MA – Silverlink Communications® Inc., the leader in healthcare consumer communications, today announced that Dr. Jan Berger, former Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for CVS Caremark, joins Silverlink as Chief Medical Officer. In her role, Dr. Berger will focus on setting the company’s overall vision and strategy for population health and clinical communications programs within the managed care, population health, and pharmacy benefit management space.

Dr. Berger brings more than 25 years of business and clinical expertise in healthcare, including more than 15 years as a medical director at both a health plan and a major regional hospital. She is actively involved in quality initiatives, participating in numerous committees for National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA); medication safety, participating in steering committees at National Quality Forum (NQF); and population health management through her Executive Board position at DMAA. She also serves on several influential editorial and healthcare company boards, including Editor in Chief of American Journal of Pharmacy Benefit. Her expertise expands Silverlink’s focus in population health and clinical outreach – specifically related to engaging and connecting with healthcare consumers in a variety of lifestyle management, disease management and preventive health activities.

“Jan is clearly one of the leading innovators in healthcare, with tremendous clinical acumen and an ongoing track record of business execution in programs that drive down healthcare costs and improve health outcomes,” said Stan Nowak, Silverlink’s co-founder and CEO. “We are extremely proud to have her join our executive team at a time when behavior change is critical to our national healthcare reform process.”

“Silverlink is at the forefront of using communications and analytics as strategic assets to help consumers make more effective healthcare decisions,” said Dr. Jan Berger. “With the consumer at the center of our healthcare cost equation, we have the opportunity to improve the health of our country and eliminate hundreds of billions of dollars that relate to preventable conditions. This is a complex but solvable problem and I’m passionate to be part of a team that is already making an impact.”

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