HealthTap, the world’s first global health practice providing 24/7 immediate access to top doctors via video, text or voice, announced today that Dan Edmonds-Waters has joined as Vice President of Strategy and Global Sales Operations.
Before joining HealthTap, Dan Edmonds-Waters spent 17 years as a senior executive at industry leader, Kaiser Permanente, an organization well-known for delivering high quality healthcare in a fully integrated delivery system at scale. During his tenure, he held several leadership roles including VP National Sales Operations, VP Strategic and Capital Planning, and Chief of Staff to the President and CEO. Dan was a part of the national executive team as the organization implemented multiple core IT systems including Epic’s EMR, Salesforce.com, and a digital mobile platform. His leadership and oversight helped create revenue gains, successfully implement a robust IT infrastructure, and promote brand recognition worldwide.
Dan has also been appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s top-rated Health Services Management program, of which he is an alum. Dan brings HealthTap deep experience in healthcare and strategy, as well as know-how in building highly effective sales organizations. His experience and expertise in insurance markets, multi-hospital systems, and provider practice organizations will bolster HealthTap’s growth and the company’s expertise in large-scale rollouts of health IT systems.
“I have been looking for some time for a company that offers a truly disruptive innovation at scale for healthcare markets,” says Dan Edmonds-Waters. “Our generation has the opportunity to transform healthcare with technology – improving quality and access, while simultaneously reducing costs. I feel obligated and privileged to do what we know really works. I remain a fan of Kaiser Permanente but I strongly believe that HealthTap, by enabling virtual care in partnership with providers and payers, will lead the next giant leap forward in healthcare. HealthTap offers significant improvements in every part of the value chain in healthcare, changing the lives of millions for the better. It is a really exciting win-win-win scenario and I couldn’t+ wait to be a part of it.”
The addition of Edmonds-Waters as the head of Strategy and Global Sales Operations amplifies HealthTap’s commitment to becoming the global leader in digital healthcare – helping providers, payors, and governments worldwide. HOPESTM, the company’s robust Health Operating System is well-prepared to bridge long-standing gaps in healthcare systems both in the US and around the world. The high-engagement, interoperable, cloud-based platform is agile and fast to implement, making it ideal for population care systems that are struggling to improve quality, manage healthcare costs, and significantly improve access. As the latest addition to HealthTap’s executive team, Dan is leading the go-to-market strategy and sales effort facilitating rapid growth and successful deployments in the US and globally.
“In addition to hundreds of millions of users we’ve successfully served worldwide, our large enterprise customers have been extremely satisfied with our products and services,” says Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO of HealthTap. “With the scale and pace of inbound inquiries from health systems and population health managers from around the country and across the world, I was keen to find the best person to spearhead operations for our global growth and prepare the company for efficient and effective partnerships with new customers. I am thrilled to have Dan join the HealthTap team to help us grow faster and become a leading force in the global healthcare arena. After our successful trip to Europe this week, it is clear he shares our vision and passion for reinventing high quality, patient-centered healthcare and our commitment to improving efficiencies while reducing costs. With Dan on board, I am sure we will get there even faster, improving the lives of billions of patients, and doctors everywhere.”