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New IDC Health Insights Research Director to Oversee Payer IT Strategies

IDC Health Insights today announced the appointment of Deanne Primozic Kasim to Research Director, responsible for research on Healthcare Payer IT Strategies. In this role, Deanne's coverage includes the evolving policy, cost, regulatory, and delivery issues of today's U.S. health care system, including the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance exchange practices and payer organization contract terms, patient safety and outcome measurement tools and programs, and the operations of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. With more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry, Deanne also boasts an extensive knowledge of IT applications supporting various health care topics.

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Previously, Deanne co-founded and served as a managing partner at Santesys Solutions. Santesys helps private, public-sector, and non-profit organizations navigate the market, economic, regulatory, and IT waves of change throughout the health care delivery system. Prior to that, Deanne was the Director of Marketing at the Academy for Healthcare Management (affiliated with AHIP), where she managed the development of the health IT curriculum for a new professional designation program. Before being promoted to Director of Marketing at the Academy for Healthcare Management, Deanne served as Senior Program Manager at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).

"Deanne's rich background and hands-on experience in the health care industry is an asset to our customers and our research team as we continue to monitor the evolving U.S. health care system and highlight the increasingly important role of technology to facilitate the delivery of care," said Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President, IDC Health Insights. "Her research on the most pressing trends affecting today's payer community will round out our comprehensive industry coverage and bolster our fact-based research to arm today's health care IT leaders with the information needed to fuel strategic business-based IT decisions. We welcome Deanne to the team."

To learn more about Deanne, please visit: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=PRF004333.

You can follow Deanne on twitter @DKASIM.

For additional information or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with Deanne Primozic Kasim, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or [email protected].

About IDC Health Insights

IDC Health Insights assists health businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the payer, provider and life sciences industries. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc-hi.com, email [email protected], or call 508-935-4445. Visit the IDC Health Insights Community at http://idc-community.com/health.

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