Healthcare expert brings 30 years’ experience guiding payers in their quest for transparency

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 17, 2015 — RemitDATA Inc., a pioneer of comparative data analytics technology focused on bringing 360-degree data transparency to healthcare, announced the appointment of Patrick Kennedy, founder of PJ Consulting, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“Patrick brings a valuable perspective to RemitDATA and a deep understanding of the challenges healthcare companies face managing their medical and administrative costs and processes in today’s environment,” said Dave Ellett, Chief Executive Officer of RemitDATA. “We appreciate his desire to serve on the board and help RemitDATA further expand our footprint within the payer market, bringing transparency tools to all healthcare entities.”

Kennedy joins the RemitDATA board with 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. In addition to joining the RemitDATA Board of Directors, Kennedy runs a healthcare consulting firm, PJ Consulting, Inc., established in 2001. Kennedy has consulted with payers and vendors – 39 Blues and 12 of the largest commercial payers – to create successful electronic networks that guide their transparency and collaboration initiatives, helping them to strengthen provider and member relationships.

“RemitDATA’s solutions provide business intelligence that enables payers and providers to review, compare and discover relevant operational and administrative data points, with an industry-wide view for analysis, insight development and benchmarking. This is a level of transparency that enables healthcare entities to reduce their administrative costs and medical cost of care,” said Kennedy. “As a member of the RemitDATA board, my goal is to help expand the availability of comparative analytics solutions further into the payer market.”

Prior to PJ Consulting, Kennedy held executive positions with GE, GTE, NEIC, Avicenna Systems and CareInsite, and has also worked with pharmaceutical companies and service vendors to create member communication programs. Having served on several boards in the healthcare industry, including GEMMS, the market leader for Electronic Medical Record Systems and MRO focused on disclosure management of Protected Health Information (PHI), Kennedy is a respected industry expert in areas such as payer processes and healthcare e-commerce.

Patrick received his Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Mount St. Mary’s College and a Master’s degree in mathematics from theUniversity of Maryland.