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Eastman joins Availity as Chief Financial Officer

Health information network Availity has named Nate Eastman as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective March 10, 2014. Eastman brings more than 16 years of experience in financial leadership, and has a history of excellence as a strategic business partner in high growth, complex business environments.

“With Nate joining our team, we further strengthen our ability to deliver the actionable insights and expansive network reach that health care businesses need to get an ‘edge’ in an industry constantly redefined by change. Just as we have a brand commitment to help our customers drive measurable and meaningful business improvements, so will Nate help us achieve the same objective. We’re looking forward to having him here,” said Russ Thomas, Availity CEO.

Most recently, Eastman was CFO of Maryland-based health care analytics firm Inovalon, where he was central to strategic planning and decision making in the financial, treasury, and banking functions, in addition to providing executive leadership for budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and tax matters. Prior to that, he led the client audit function at Express Scripts and served as a director in the mergers and acquisitions practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

“Availity’s nationwide Health Information Network® is distinctive in both its breadth and relevance to the health care marketplace today. For this reason, I believe the company is exceptionally well positioned to continue to innovate and deliver measurable value to its clients during this exciting time in health care. I am very pleased to be joining the management team at Availity,” said Eastman.

Eastman, a Certified Public Accountant, earned a Masters of Business Administration in finance and marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, after having completed his undergraduate degree in accounting at St. Norbert College.

He will be based at Availity’s Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters.

About Availity

Availity delivers revenue cycle and related business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations. Availity has the powerful tools, actionable insights and expansive network reach that medical businesses need to get an edge in an industry constantly redefined by change. For more information, including an online demonstration, please visit www.availity.com or call 1.800.AVAILITY (282.4548).

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