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SPH Analytics Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

SPH Analytics announced today that Dr. Bill O’Connor is joining the action analytics leader as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. O’Connor’s deep expertise in medicine and HIT will provide leadership to SPHA’s Practice Transformation Network and the product development and client services teams who deliver best-in-class solutions and transformative technologies for provider, payer, and health networks.

Dr. O’Connor brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience to SPHA. He is an industry leader whose experience has focused on operations, strategic planning, consulting, client delivery, and thought leadership. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. O’Connor has significant provider experience, as well as deep commercial experience with notable organizations such as McKesson, Allscripts, Orion Health, and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Dr. O’Connor specializes in assisting large health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and health plans leverage healthcare information technology and operational improvements to advance their clinical and financial outcomes. Additional experience includes EHR and HIE implementations, “meaningful use” assessment and planning, clinician adoption, analytics, clinical decision support, provider operational analysis, and clinical process redesign.

Al Vega, CEO of SPH Analytics said, “We are pleased to welcome Dr. O’Connor to SPH Analytics. It is both an exciting and challenging time to be in healthcare, and Dr. O’Connor’s experience will guide SPHA as we continue to create solutions that empower physicians and health plans to meet these challenges. As MACRA payment reforms are implemented by CMS, Dr. O’Connor will ensure our action analytics incorporate regulated measures, enabling physicians, health plans, and healthcare systems to optimize performance for maximum reimbursement.”

Dr. O’Connor commented, “Joining SPH Analytics allows me the opportunity to work with a stellar company that is helping both providers and health plans deliver improved performance for regulatory measures, quality measures, and reimbursement while enhancing clinician/patient interaction, improving both clinician satisfaction and patient engagement, and delivering high quality outcomes.”

Dr. O’Connor earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York University School of Medicine and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors.