LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Appriss Inc., a leading technology provider for risk assessment and analytics in public safety and healthcare, recently announced that Robert A. Cohen will be joining the company as President of its healthcare division.
Mr. Cohen brings over 13 years of healthcare experience to Appriss with a career spanning leadership positions at McKinsey and Company, Anthem, and Healthways. In his most recent role, he served as the Market President of Tennessee for Evolent Health, a leading health IT and population health provider, where he was responsible for the operations, growth, and profitability of regional relationships.
In his new role, Mr. Cohen will head a rapidly growing division within Appriss that focuses onanalytics and data-driven solutions to mitigate drug abuse/diversion and increase the quality of patient care. The group was previously led by Krishnan Sastry who will assume the role of Chief Strategy Officer and focus on driving the enterprise's overall strategic direction and investment strategies.
"We welcome Rob to Appriss at a very exciting time," says Sastry. "In a few short years, we have grown the healthcare division to help address both over-the-counter and prescription drug diversion. Substance abuse affects millions of lives across our country and costs billions of dollars. We are excited to continue to invest deeply in this space and bring bring top talent into the team."
Appriss provides healthcare solutions ranging from pseudoephedrine tracking and monitoring to state prescription monitoring program (PMP) solutions. PMPs are state-run programs that track the distribution of narcotics and other prescriptions for federally controlled substances. Appriss' PMP platform, AWARxE, is now in 25 states and provides access to mandatory pharmacy reporting with secure accessibility to data across state lines. Additional integration technology, with Appriss' PMP Gateway and NARxCHECK, provides the capability to perform advanced analytics and integrate PMP data and insights into physician and pharmacist workflows to provide real-time data and enable clinical decision support at the point-of-care.
"We are thrilled to add Rob's wealth of experience to this fast-paced division," says Mike Davis, CEO of Appriss. "His leadership will prove invaluable as we continue to grow this exciting group and focus on our mission of improving both patient safety and that of our communities."
Mr. Cohen holds a BBA, summa cum laude, from the University of Texas at Austin, a master of computer and information technology from the Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
For more information about Appriss' healthcare division, please visit http://www.appriss.com/health-information.html
Appriss provides data-driven solutions to fulfill our mission of keeping communities safe and informed. Partnering with public safety, healthcare, and leading private and public companies, Appriss delivers solutions that prevent fraud, mitigate risk, fight crime, ensure compliance, increase public safety and save lives. Appriss' solutions are always backed by excellent customer support with technical agents in the US that are available to help 24x7x365.
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