Scott Peterson, former chief information officer of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, has joined the data analytics division of healthcare consulting firm Avalere Health.
In his new role as vice president of data architecture, Peterson will lead efforts to bring big data, analytics and technology solutions to Avalere's clients, according to a news release.
Avalere has recently made efforts to offer data driven technology platforms like outcomes-based contracting for pharmaceutical manufacturers and health plans.
Peterson previously led information technology at Minnesota's health agency for two years. He was responsible for operating the state's payment system and health insurance exchange MNsure. As of Jan. 31, 2017, 265,534 people were enrolled in the exchange.
He began working for the state of Minnesota in 2010.
"Scott brings a wealth of experience in developing top-tier technology solutions for some of the most challenging healthcare issues," said April Todd, senior vice president at Avalere Health. "His leadership and expertise will play a critical role in supporting our clients as they look to incorporate new platforms to support their business needs."