David Watson to Join SSI Group as Chief Operating Officer

“His extensive healthcare technology experience and leadership will be an excellent addition to the team as we continue to innovate and focus on client delivery.”

09.08.16 • Press Release

SSI Group, a leading provider of revenue cycle management solutions, today announced that David Watson has joined the company as an Chief Operating Officer. Previously Watson was CEO of Cal INDEX, a statewide, next-generation health information exchange (HIE) for providers, payers and patients across California. Watson brings to SSI extensive strategic and leadership experience in both provider and payer markets in the healthcare industry.

“We are excited for David to be joining the team as SSI continues to grow,” said Jimmy Lyons, Chief Executive Officer of SSI. “His extensive healthcare technology experience and leadership will be an excellent addition to the team as we continue to innovate and focus on client delivery.”
In his new role, David will be responsible for strategic initiatives for the payer market and provide leadership in the ongoing development of SSI’s analytics products.

“I look forward to bringing my passion for the challenge of applying technology to healthcare and the delivery of improved care, greater efficiency and better patient experiences to SSI product development efforts.”

Previous to Cal INDEX, Watson held a number of senior roles including leading healthcare product strategy for Oracle. Prior to Oracle, he was chief operating officer of MedeAnalytics, where he was responsible for product management, software engineering and client services for its portfolio of analytic solutions. Before joining MedeAnalytics, Dave served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for Kaiser Permanente, where he was the prime architect of the KP HealthConnect™ initiative that produced one of the most successful large-scale clinical system deployments in the world. He also led technology strategy, architecture and information security services across Kaiser’s hospitals, medical groups and insurance businesses, which today serve over 9 million members in nine states. Earlier in his career, Dave served in a variety of executive IT roles at Baxter Healthcare and Allergan.

“I am excited to join such a smart and innovative team that quickly assesses market needs to provide real solutions to an industry that is transforming,” said Watson. “I look forward to bringing my passion for the challenge of applying technology to healthcare and the delivery of improved care, greater efficiency and better patient experiences to SSI product development efforts.”

Watson is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School’s Executive Development Program and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California.

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