Former CMS Chief Data Officer Joins MPIRICA’s Board of Advisors

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SEATTLE, WA – May 30, 2018 – MPIRICA Health Inc., a leading healthcare quality analytics company, announced a new addition to their board of advisors — Niall Brennan, President and CEO of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI).

Brennan is a nationally recognized expert in healthcare data analytics and transparency. His work at HCCI is focused on increasing levels of understanding on the drivers of trends on US healthcare spending.

Prior to this role, he served as the first Chief Data Officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where he directed the agency’s data-driven strategies to give patients better access to high-quality care, at a lower cost.

His commitment to an open and transparent healthcare system resulted in troves of novel data-sets being made available to the public, including unprecedented releases of information on physician prescribing patterns and utilization. For these and other efforts, he was recognized with the National Health Data Liberator Award in 2015.

“Few people in the healthcare data space are as knowledgeable or as influential as Niall,” said Shakil Haroon, Founder and CEO of MPIRICA. “And his deep grasp of data, policy and pricing will be invaluable to MPIRICA’s efforts at transforming surgical decision-making through data-driven metrics.”

“Quality transparency is one of healthcare’s most intractable problems, and the MPIRICA Quality Score gets it right,” said Brennan, “by distilling complex quality data into a simple, intuitive figure, decision-makers can make smarter choices in surgical care.”

About MPIRICA Health, Inc.

MPIRICA is a digital health company founded in 2014 to demystify healthcare quality transparency for payers, patients, and healthcare benefits professionals using an intuitive measurement of surgeon and hospital performance. The three-digit MPIRICA Quality Scores represent providers’ past medical outcomes for specific surgical procedures. The Quality Score, incorporated with MPIRICA’s suite of value-based surgery analytics, helps self-insured employers achieve the most appropriate, effective and cost-efficient care for their employees.

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