Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer Joins Persivia’s Advisory Board

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – October 22, 2020 – Persivia, a provider of real-time care management solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer to its Advisory Board. Dr.  Kizer previously was founding President and CEO of the National Quality Forum, as well as Under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and CEO of the VA Health System, the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system. Dr. Kizer brings significant experience and wisdom from an accomplished academic, public sector, and private business career spanning more than three decades.

Currently, Dr. Kizer serves as Chairman of Medsphere Systems Corporation, a leading commercial provider of subscription-based open source healthcare information technology, as well as Chief Health Care Transformation Officer and Senior Executive Vice President at Atlas Research, LLC, based in Washington, DC. He serves as an advisor to a number of other companies.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Kizer join our Advisory Board here at Persivia. He is a great complement to our leadership team and adds a unique perspective, given his accomplished career in both the public and private sectors, where he has especially focused on improving population health and the quality of health care. Dr. Kizer is a well-known leader in the key areas where Persivia is focused, making his appointment a strategic and integral part of our company’s growth,” said Mansoor Khan, CEO of Persivia. 

About Kenneth W. Kizer, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kizer’s professional experience includes positions in academia and the public and private sectors. In addition to his roles at the NQF and VA, Dr. Kizer has previously served as founding Director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health, and a Distinguished Professor in the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, as well as Director of the California Department of Health Services; and Director of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

Dr. Kizer is an honors graduate of Stanford University and UCLA, and the recipient of two honorary doctorates. He is board certified in six medical specialties and/or subspecialties, and has authored over 500 original articles, book chapters and other reports.

He has been selected as one of the ‘100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare’ by Modern Healthcare magazine on several occasions, and his work has been featured in Time, BusinessWeek, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and numerous other magazines, newspapers and national television shows.

“I am excited to be joining the team at Persivia and believe that the CareSpace® platform can be a winning solution for healthcare organizations looking for a single platform to deliver personalized patient care and manage multiple Value Based Care programs.”  — Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer

About Persivia Inc.

Persivia enables hospitals, practices, payers, public health agencies, and EHRs to manage multiple value-based care models across all available datasets to arrive at insights in real time, personalized at the point of care. Our first-of-its-kind single platform solution, CareSpace®, follows a patient from admission through post-acute stays and into the home. Powered by our Soliton® AI engine, CareSpace integrates disjointed legacy systems to help align incentives across multiple reimbursement models. For health systems and providers, we help improve care delivery and quality scores through AI driven workflows and pathways to create personalized care programs, optimize risk adjustment and member prioritization at the point of care, both in person and virtually. Uniquely, for the public health sector, Persivia’s SmartLab module helps state departments of public health manage the high-volume electronic test ordering and resulting requirements of large-scale epidemics like the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Learn more at persivia.com.