Aledade Strengthens Product, Technology and Clinical Leadership

Aledade recently announced a series of promotions in its leadership team. Co-founder Edwin Miller has moved into the role of Chief Product Officer; the company named athenahealth veteran Brady Richards as its new Chief Technology Officer; and Emily Maxson, MD, was named the company’s first Chief Medical Officer.

“Aledade’s success would not be possible without the insight and expertise of those in our executive team, who are some of the best minds in primary care, technology, and data analytics,” said Aledade CEO and Co-founder Dr. Farzad Mostashari. “Under Edwin, Brady, and Dr. Maxson’s leadership, we will continue to bring out unique, value-based care model to independent physicians and their patients across the country.”

Miller was previously Aledade’s Chief Technology Officer. His new role represents a strategic reorganization to focus the product team on data-driven innovation, faster development, and tech-enablement of Aledade’s population health initiatives via the Aledade App platform. In his new role, Miller is responsible for ensuring product strategy aligns with Aledade’s growth, value-based care cost savings, and practice engagement goals

As the company’s new CTO, Richards will lead the continued development of Aledade’s technology platform and the cloud-based application used by all participants in Aledade Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Prior to joining Aledade, Richards was vice president of software engineering at the Medicare Advantage plan, Devoted Health, and spent more than 10 years leading software development for athenahealth.

Dr. Maxson’s promotion to Chief Medical Officer is the result of her success in helping Aledade’s network of independent providers significantly improve the quality of care and patient health outcomes across a variety of measures. She is responsible for overseeing and impacting the company’s clinical strategy and acting as the “voice of the physician” among the company’s executive team.

These changes to Aledade’s leadership team come on the heels of the company’s two announcements expanding its work with leading commercial health plans, including an agreement with Humana to bring value-based care to Medicare Advantage members in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia; and a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to expand value-based primary care throughout the state.

Read the full press release here.