SALT LAKE CITY, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ActiveCare, Inc. (OTCBB:ACAR) the service leader in managing diabetes and medical alert for seniors, today announced the addition of two members to its Strategic Advisory Board. This organization will provide expertise in the areas of medical care and research, best-of-class business practices and advancements in biometric monitoring technology. The newest members of the Advisory Board are Al Lewis and Dr. Bryan Bushick.
ActiveCare's Management Team is excited about several key additions. "Over the past several months we had become increasingly excited about the potential of our Advisory Board. Our first meeting in February exceeded our highest expectations," stated Michael Jones COO of ActiveCare. "Each member contributed unique insight to our approach. While the members validated many of our concepts, their challenges and contributions has rapidly refined our strategy," continued Jones. "Through the experience and expertise of our Advisory Board, ActiveCare now has access to the highest level thought leaders in the healthcare and insurance industries."
Al Lewis is founder and President of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc. (DMPC). DMPC is the leading outcomes measurement evaluator and vendor procurement broker in the field of disease management for health plans for self-insured employers. Through the Health Care and Human Capital Consortium, Lewis provides similar services for corporations that want to improve outcomes through population health management. Al was founder and first president of the Disease Management Association of America and is the only two-time winner of their "Most Influential Person" award. He has been designated #1 in both of Managed Healthcare Executive's quadrennial reports on the Leaders in the Disease Management Industry. The 9th Annual Report on the Disease Management and Wellness Industries calls him "the leading care management outcomes analyst in the country." His new book Why Nobody Believes the Numbers, has received advance praise and glowing reviews from many industry leaders and respected trade journals, and recently was named Healthcare Book of the Year by Forbes. Al holds undergraduate (1978) and law (1982) degrees from Harvard University Phi Beta Kappa and taught economics at Harvard, and is currently a Visiting Scholar in health policy at Brandeis University.
Dr. Bryan Bushick joined Ansley Capital as Managing Director in 2012. Bryan has devoted his career to the growth and performance improvement of organizations that impact healthcare quality, cost-effectiveness, safety and service experiences. Bryan's diverse background, spanning over 25 years, has been rooted in IT-enabled innovation, population health management and enterprise-wide performance excellence. Prior to Ansley Capital, Bryan was Chief Health Care Strategy Officer of Covisint, Inc., a leading health information exchange company that acquired DocSite, LLC. As DocSite's COO, Bryan oversaw all market-facing functions as well as software engineering, and instituted organizational planning, staffing, operational execution, sales and customer relation improvements. In 2011, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Bryan to a three-year term on the Board of Overseers for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Bryan also currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Blueprint HIT Innovation Exchange Summit and was recently elected as a Director of the Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association, and is returning to that role after completing a previous term as President of the Association in 2009. Other volunteer roles have included five years as a Senior Examiner for the Baldrige Program and as a member of the 2008 Judges' Panel for Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence. Bryan holds an MD from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, a MBA from the Wharton School and a BS degree from Dickinson College.
ActiveCare, Inc. is a leader in providing diabetes management and senior alert systems. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and publicly traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under symbol ACAR, ActiveCare is committed to providing consistent excellence in quality and safety as well as friendly care for members and caregivers alike. To learn more about ActiveCare, Inc., visit the corporate website at www.activecare.com or contact investor/media relations at email@example.com For a complete resume of the new Advisory Board, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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