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PRESS RELEASE: PatientBond Announces New Additions to Its Board and Executive Leadership Team

On December 7, 2021, PatientBond announced the addition of several accomplished leaders to its team to further enhance PatientBond's capabilities, market reach and go-to-market strategies. These additions are detailed in this article but the press release can be viewed here.

Board of Directors

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, has joined the Board of Directors. Dr. Berkowitz is a physician executive and serial entrepreneur who brings extensive expertise in Digital Health, Informatics and Innovation, with a strong focus on workflow automation and virtual care. Dr. Berkowitz is currently an advisor to a variety of digital health companies and venture firms and serves on the Board of Directors of Oneview Healthcare.

Previously, Dr. Berkowitz was the Founder and Chairman of healthfinch (a clinical workflow automation company acquired by Health Catalyst in 2020) and the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE. He also spent over 20 years at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago as a primary care physician and health system executive focusing on informatics and innovation.

Dr. Berkowitz has been honored as one of Modern Healthcare's "Top 25 Clinical Informaticians", Healthspottr’s "Future Health Top 100" and Healthleader's “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better”. He graduated with a Biomedical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania, received his MD from the University of Illinois, and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.

Leadership Team

Jeff Bohmer, MD, has joined PatientBond as its Chief Medical Officer. As CMO, Dr. Bohmer will work closely with PatientBond executive leadership, sales and customer success teams to advise on strategies that strengthen PatientBond's capabilities and clinical carepath product offerings with a focus on healthcare provider and consumer needs.

Dr. Bohmer also serves as the Chairman/Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Northwestern Medicine Central Dupage Hospital. Dr. Bohmer was a co-founder and served as Medical Director of ImmediateMD, an urgent care chain acquired by Physicians Immediate Care in 2016. Dr. Bohmer is skilled in Emergency Medicine, Administration, Physician Relations, and Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), receiving his M.D. focused in medicine from Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center.

Mark Spranca, PhD has been named Chief Strategy Officer to help develop and drive PatientBond's growth strategy and support the company's go-to-market activities to generate value for healthcare organizations. Mark brings deep knowledge of what drives healthcare consumers and a long record of developing solutions that advance the interests of consumers and the organizations that serve them.

As a behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation, Mark led projects on the measurement and reporting of costs and quality of healthcare, obtaining a patent for his work modeling and presenting health cost information to consumers. His work formed the basis for Medicare Health Plan Compare, which is still empowering consumers today. Subsequent to RAND, Mark was an executive at Abt Associates, where he led projects measuring and reducing medical errors and designing and evaluating healthcare treatment decision tools.

Across Mark's career, he has worked for many healthcare organizations across the government, commercial and nonprofit sectors. Mark received his PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

"We are very excited and humbled to have these very accomplished and well-respected leaders join the PatientBond team," stated Justin Dearborn, CEO of PatientBond. "PatientBond is heading into 2022 with very strong momentum, and their collective expertise and strategic mindset will catalyze exponential growth for PatientBond."

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