SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AAPC, the leader in training and certification for the business of healthcare, has launched an enterprise-centric brand—Healthicity (www.healthicity.com). As a sister company to AAPC, Healthicity will focus on creating software and services designed to drive simplicity and elevate an organization's operational performance.
Healthicity brings the knowledge and expertise from AAPC's 30 years of serving medical coders, billers, auditors, compliance managers and administrators to create solutions for enterprise businesses. This launch will allow AAPC to remain focused on training, certification, resources and professional community for its members while Healthicity will focus its efforts and momentum toward auditing, compliance and analytic solutions for enterprises.
Dr. Barry Johnson serves as president of Healthicity. Dr. Johnson brings over 20 years of experience building software companies in the healthcare industry. He previously co-founded HealthCare Insight (HCI), which provided payers with next-generation solutions for fraud, waste and abuse detection and prevention. HCI was purchased by Verisk Analytics in 2007, where Dr. Johnson served as president of the payment accuracy division until 2011.
"Healthcare is a very complex industry made even more complicated by the outdated and inadequate technology currently available in the market. At Healthicity, our approach is to elevate healthcare technology through elegant, intuitive design that will transform the way our clients work and interact with software," said Dr. Johnson.
"The launch of Healthicity reflects our firm commitment to both those we serve and our mission. AAPC remains focused on supporting members and advancing the business of healthcare," said AAPC CEO Jason VandenAkker. "Healthicity will concentrate on elevating organizations and driving simplicity across the healthcare system."
For a free trial or demonstration of the Healthicity solutions that are enhancing auditing accuracy and healthcare compliance, visit http://www.healthicity.com/solutions. Additional new and exciting products and services will be commercially available in the coming months.
AAPC (http://www.aapc.com) is the largest training and credentialing association for the business of healthcare. More than 150,000 members represent physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer organizations. AAPC certifications validate the knowledge and expertise of healthcare professionals in disciplines including medical coding, billing, auditing, compliance and practice management.
Healthicity (http://www.healthicity.com) creates software and services designed to help physician groups, ACOs, hospitals and payers simplify their work and elevate performance. Healthicity provides a suite of solutions and services for healthcare compliance, auditing, coding, training and analytics.
CONTACT: Darin Johnson 800-626-2633 firstname.lastname@example.orgSource:American Academy of Professional Coders(AAPC)