NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dec. 9, 2015 – Intermedix Corporation announced Wednesday the launch of a new business unit focused on data analytics and the appointment of Justin Schaper as its leader.
|Justin Schaper - SVP, Analytics|
With a focus on improving provider performance and organizational operations, the business unit will build out the organization’s predictive and prescriptive analytics tools and services.
“Our increased focus on analytics represents a rapid expansion of new technologies and solutions for our clients, as well expansion to new markets,” said Intermedix CEO, Joel Portice. “This is the first of many steps that will demonstrate our commitment to growth in the analytics space.”
Earlier this year, Intermedix announced the creation of an innovation laboratory in its new Nashville office. The analytics business unit will be the first function of the organization to utilize the space.
The business unit’s appointed leader, Justin Schaper, is no stranger to data analytics.
Schaper has served as the Intermedix vice president of practice management since 2012. He led the creation of the company’s provider business intelligence solution, including the Tool for Optimizing Provider Schedules, or TOPS, which uses granular data and statistical modeling to address the staffing challenges faced by emergency department medical directors.
“I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the inventive solutions that Justin has delivered to our emergency physician clients,” said Portice. “Justin has the extensive knowledge and creative vision necessary to lead our analytics efforts.”
Schaper, who has more than 28 years of experience in information technology, analytics and healthcare industries, was promoted from his current role to serve as senior vice president of analytics.
“It’s an exciting prospect to head a business unit on the forefront of such a major shift in the way we conduct business,” said Schaper. “The Intermedix analytics business unit will lead this trend by applying advanced analytic techniques to optimize our clients’ operations, offering sophisticated technology to maximize their revenue, and delivering management teams greater insight into provider performance to help drive data-driven decisions in the new world of value based reimbursement.”
Schaper served as chief information officer for PSR before the company was acquired by Intermedix. He also served as chief technology officer for WynTec, Inc. and director of clinical systems development for Quadramed, Inc.