PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AdaptHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: AHCO) (“AdaptHealth” or the “Company”), the third largest provider of home medical equipment (“HME”) in the United States, today announced the appointment of Andy Palan as its first Chief Technology Officer.
Mr. Palan brings to AdaptHealth more than 15 years of senior-level healthcare technology experience, including CVS Health (Head of Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation and Chief Technology Officer), Intarcia Therapeutics (Chief Business Technology & Information Officer), Accolade (Chief Information Officer), and Accenture (Senior Manager, Technology & Strategy). Prior to his executive experience, Palan spent 11 years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Throughout his career, Mr. Palan has helped create and deploy scalable information technology (“IT”) solutions that address critical business needs in the front- and back-office, sales and marketing, finance, and acquisitions, including mobile app development and adoption, business transformation initiatives, and technology integrations.
At AdaptHealth, Mr. Palan will be responsible for the Company’s enterprise-wide IT platform and spearhead the development of digital-first technology solutions that drive operational improvements, enhance efficiencies, heighten customer experience, and support M&A.
“AdaptHealth is a leader in the home medical equipment industry and I am honored to join the experienced team to further reimagine and enhance customer experiences from end-to-end,” said Mr. Palan. “I look forward to harnessing and leveraging business and IT best-practice solutions that improve how we operate today, while exploring applications of automation, analytics, lean supply chain, connected home, and digital business platforms.”
“We are excited to have Andy join our team,” said Josh Parnes, President of AdaptHealth. “We continue focus on applying technology to support our continued growth, build operational efficiencies, deliver enhanced value to our healthcare partners, and enrich our patient experience. We expect that Andy’s experience will help lead the next wave of digital transformation at AdaptHealth and we look forward to creating a digital-first HME company.”
Mr. Palan earned an M.S. in Systems Engineering & Information Technology Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Missouri. He serves as a board Director at the Green Electronics Council, Lighthouse Health & Wellness, and local civic non-profits.
About AdaptHealth Corp.
AdaptHealth Corp. is the third largest provider of home medical equipment in the United States. AdaptHealth provides a full suite of medical products and solutions designed to help patients manage chronic conditions in the home, adapt to life and thrive. Product and services offerings include sleep therapy equipment (CPAP and BiPAP machines and supplies), respiratory equipment (including oxygen, invasive and non-invasive ventilation), mobility equipment, wheelchairs, walkers, and hospital beds. AdaptHealth also provides diabetic supplies, custom bracing services, hospice focused HME services, wound therapy and nutritional HME services. The Company is proud to partner with an extensive and highly diversified network of referral sources, including acute care hospitals, sleep labs, pulmonologists, skilled nursing facilities, and clinics. AdaptHealth services beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance payors. Following the acquisition of PCS in January 2020, AdaptHealth services over 1.4 million patients annually in all 50 states through its network of 187 locations. Learn more at www.adapthealth.com.
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