Essence Group Holdings Corp. has named board chairman W. Michael Long as president and CEO of the St. Louis-based company that owns information technology companies ClearPractice, Essence Healthcare and Lumeris. Long, 58, will retain his chairman role as he succeeds Frank Ingari, who will become vice president of EGHC's board and president of its Medicare Advantage insurance business.
Essence Group Holdings names Long president and CEO
According to a news release, Long will work to advance the company's efforts to be at the forefront of supporting various healthcare delivery systems, including accountable care organizations, virtually integrated delivery systems and bundled payment programs.
Long recently worked with EGHC's Lumeris on an initiative to identify and address competencies for delivering accountable care. Lumeris provides clinical and business intelligence, risk management, clinical decision support, claims processing, customer service, medical management, value-based network contracting and comprehensive population health management through a secure service via the Internet.
Long's previous experience includes serving as CEO and later chairman of Healtheon/WebMD.
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