Bush appointee named Cigna’s first chief health officer
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name: David Bleiler
New title: Cigna Executive Vice President and Chief Health Officer
Brailer will assume his new role in early September, making him Cigna’s first Chief Health Officer.
According to the release, his role will focus on integrating Cigna’s products, technologies and services in new ways to create more value and improve overall health.
He will report directly to Cigna’s Chairman and CEO, David Cordani, and join the company’s enterprise leadership team.
“We are excited to have Dr. Bleiler join us at a time when it has never been more important to advance our strategy to make healthcare more affordable, predictable and simple. ‘” Koudani said in a release.
Brailer is Founder and Chairman of Health Evolution Partners, a healthcare investment firm, and Vice Chairman of the Duke-Margolis Health Policy Center. He will continue to be actively involved in both organizations.
In 2004, he was appointed by President George W. Bush as a health policy advisor and the first US national coordinator for health information technology. Prior to that, he was the founder and CEO of CareScience, an early health data analytics company.
He has also served on the boards and advisors of healthcare companies such as Walgreens Boots Alliance, VillageMD, Censeo Health and Prolacta Bioscience.