BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CTG, an information technology (IT) solutions and services company, announced today that its board of directors elected David H. Klein, the chief executive officer of Lifetime Healthcare Companies, as a director of CTG. Mr. Klein has served as CEO of Lifetime Health Companies (and its predecessor companies), a $6.2 billion enterprise based in Rochester, New York, since 2003. The Lifetime Health Companies include Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Univera Healthcare, Med America Long Term Care Insurance Company, Lifetime Health Medical Group, Lifetime Care, and EBS-RMSCO Benefit Solutions. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and Univera Healthcare are health insurers that provide health coverage to 1.8 million members.
CTG Chairman and CEO James R. Boldt commented, "CTG is very fortunate to add a senior health payer executive of David Klein's caliber and experience to our board as we continue to expand our business in the health insurance market. Under David's leadership, the Lifetime organization successfully managed not only a major health insurance plan but also physician practices, a home care agency, and a benefits administration firm. As CEO of a health plan that is one of the highest- rated plans nationally for low cost and high quality care, he also spearheaded strategic investments to transform operations through business process standardization, systems conversions, and administrative cost reductions. David brings a perspective that will be invaluable to CTG as we market and develop services targeted to the payer market and continue our primary strategic focus on growing our healthcare IT consulting business which currently contributes about one-third of our total revenue."
Mr. Klein commented, "I am delighted to join the board of CTG, a national leader in healthcare IT with service offerings that can help payers become more efficient and lower costs without compromising member care. CTG's experience and expertise in the provider and payer markets also puts the company in an ideal position to grow its healthcare business as the two industries increasingly converge."