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Jonathan C. Javitt, MD, MPH, CEO & Vice Chairman (email@example.com) is a physician with expertise in information technology, health economics, and public health. He has been a founder of health information technology companies that have become part of Siemens, Inc., United Health Group, Inc., and Aetna, Inc. In 1994 he founded Certitude, Inc., which was acquired by United Health Care (NYSE:UNH) as part of the Ingenix formation. Following a term of service as Senior VP and National Medical Director, he left to co-found eMEDx, Inc., which became part of Active Health Management. Dr. Javitt served as Chief Scientific Officer of Active Health until its acquisition by Aetna (NYSE:AET). He went on to serve as a member of the Office of the CEO and Chairman of FCG, Inc. as a lead architect of the Gateways offering, which was acquired by Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX). He has played a leading role in pharmaceutical and medical device development teams at Merck, Allergan, Alcon, and Pfizer.
Dr. Javitt has served as a medical advisor to several Presidential administrations. He was appointed as Expert Consultant to Medicare during the Reagan and Bush administrations. He served in the Executive Office of the President on the Health Reform Task Force under President Clinton. He was Commissioned by President Bush in 2003 to chair the Health Subcommittee of PITAC and also served as a Special Employee of the Undersecretary of Defense (ATL). Dr. Javitt led PITAC’s report, Revolutionizing Health Care through Information Technology, which served as the blueprint for creation of the Office of the National Coordinator under Executive Order 13335. Dr. Javitt was also appointed by the White House as an at-large delegate to the 2006 White House Conference on Aging. He continues to serve as Senior Fellow in the National Security Health Policy Center of the Potomac Institute.
Dr. Javitt’s academic background has focused on ophthalmology, information technology, and health economics. He is a graduate of Princeton University (AB 1978), Cornell University (MD 1982) and Harvard University (MPH 1984). He trained in Ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital and the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute. He joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 1988 and continues to serve as an adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology. He joined the faculty of Georgetown University in 1990, where he directed and participated in more than $20 million of federally-funded research focused on outcomes of, and delivery of, health care including diseases of the eye, diabetes, and breast cancer. Jonathan authored the first book on computers in medicine in 1984 and has published more than 200 scientific works in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and numerous other peer-reviewed publications.
John R. Dwyer, Jr, JD, Chairman, (firstname.lastname@example.org) first became a CEO at the age of 30. In the twenty years that followed, he has held “C” level positions in 6 emerging growth companies in the healthcare or financial services industries. Mr. Dwyer previously served as CEO of e-MEDx and COO of Active Health Management, which was acquired by Aetna in 2005, where he worked with Messrs. Javitt and Bjork. After his last executive assignment as the CEO of Vetcentric, a specialty on-line pharmacy, he joined the Washington based law firm of Arent Fox LLP advising numerous early stage healthcare technology and biotechnology companies.
Mr. Dwyer is a frequent speaker on financing and regulatory issues of critical importance to emerging health technology companies. He has spoken on health information issues, business risks associated with the FDA approval process, and patent insurance at a variety of forums including the BIO/CEO and AdvaMed annual conferences.
Mr. Dwyer co-founded the first political action committee focused on Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Action PAC. He is also on the Executive Council of Leaders Engaged against Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD), a multidisciplinary group focused on developing and executing a national strategic plan for addressing the national threat Alzheimer’s poses to millions of patients and the country as a whole. He was also a member of the Obama Administration’s HHS transition team and has played an active role in the HHS, FDA, and Commerce transition and staffing plans of the Administration. Mr. Dwyer currently serves on the Boards of a number of private and not-for-profit organizations including CodeRyte, Inc., the Earth Conservation Corp., and the Trust for America’s Health. He is a graduate of Marquette University and the Cornell Law School.
David Bjork, President, has more than twenty years of executive experience in healthcare information technology and healthcare services. He has held leadership roles in a number of disciplines including: business development, strategic planning, M&A, sales, marketing, operations, and product development.
Prior to joining Telcare, Mr. Bjork served as Senior Vice President for PolyMedica Corporation (d.b.a. Liberty Medical), the world’s leading supplier of glucose meters and related testing supplies for people with diabetes, acquired by Medco (NYSE:MHS) in 2007. At Polymedica, he was responsible for numerous acquisitions, developing and contracting with the commercial health plan market, and developing strategic relationships with payers, PBMs, and partners. Prior to Polymedica, Mr. Bjork served as Senior Vice President of IntelliCare, a leading clinical call center organization where he was responsible for business development, account management, sales and marketing. At IntelliCare, Mr. Bjork diversified the business into the health plan and disease management markets, grew the company at an 85% CAGR during his five year tenure, and orchestrated the sale of the company to PolyMedica.
Before joining IntelliCare, Mr. Bjork served as Executive Vice President at Active Health Management, an innovative healthcare analytics and disease management services firm. Active Health was acquired by Aetna in 2005. Mr. Bjork joined Active Health through its acquisition of e-MEDx, a business in which Mr. Bjork was a co-founder and Executive Vice President. Prior to e-MEDx, Mr. Bjork was with Physician Computer Network (PCN), a practice management system software company that supported over twenty thousand physician offices and over 80,000 physicians.
Mr. Bjork graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1984 with a dual degree in Business Administration and Economics. Mr. Bjork currently serves on the Advisory Boards of several healthcare IT and services companies.