COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- xG Health Solutions, a leading care redesign and clinical content company powered by Geisinger Health System's proven methods, is pleased to announce that Steven B. Pierdon, MD, MMM has been named the organization's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Pierdon joined xG Health Solutions in 2014 as a Senior Medical Director.
xG Health CEO Earl P. Steinberg, MD, MPP, said, "We are delighted to have Steve take on a leadership role and assume additional responsibilities as xG Health's CMO. After conducting a national search, it became clear that Dr. Pierdon's expertise in care redesign and management, as well as organizational leadership, made him the best choice for this role." Said Dr. Pierdon, "This is an excellent opportunity to continue to scale the many innovations that Geisinger develops, implements, and refines. I look forward to working with our clients and partners as we accelerate their path to value-based care through care redesign and management, content that supports best practice and efficient workflow, and data analytics." Before joining xG Health, Dr. Pierdon was Chief Medical Officer for Geisinger Northeast. Previously, he was the Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Operations and the Community Practice Service Line at Geisinger Health System. He led the establishment of the Community Practice Service Line (CPSL), developing its organizational structure, operating procedures, quality enhancement methodologies, and performance based compensation plan. During his leadership, CPSL initiated chronic disease and preventive care bundled measures, pay-for-performance contracting, and the Medical Home initiative. Dr. Pierdon brings extensive experience in enabling organizations to accelerate their clinical, operational and financial arrangements through value-based care.