DALLAS, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, HealthMine, Inc. announced that it has expanded its Advisory Board with two new members , Donald R. Fischer, MD, MBA and Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS. The HealthMine Advisory Board helps guide HealthMine as the company brings individual and population wellness into the digital era with its Personal Clinical Engagement solution.
Bryce Williams, President and CEO of HealthMine said: "The addition of Dr. Fischer and Dr. Patel to HealthMine's advisory board strengthens the clinical depth and knowledge of our company. Both are seasoned clinicians, with impeccable backgrounds. They have already been instrumental in HealthMine's transformation of the wellness industry from using simple lifestyle management checklists to recommending personalized health actions based on rigorous analysis of clinical data. The next generation of wellness will fully unlock the power of personal health data to improve healthcare outcomes and lower healthcare costs one person at a time." Donald R. Fischer, MD, MBA — Dr. Fischer is an independent health care consultant who was the Senior Vice President of Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at the health insurance carrier Highmark, Inc. from 2004 through 2015. Among his responsibilities were clinical strategy, medical management and policy, care management services, utilization management, quality management and preventive health services. Dr. Fischer practiced pediatric cardiology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for many years, and served as the Medical Director of the Children's Hospital from 1996-2000.