AccuReg Appoints Industry Veteran as New CIO and Chief Product Officer
Blair Baker brings nearly 30 years’ experience in technology innovation and new product development at leading healthcare companies
AccuReg, a healthcare technology solutions company offering a full suite of front-end revenue cycle management solutions for hospitals, announces Blair Baker has joined the company as chief information officer and chief product officer.
In his dual role, Baker will lead strategic technological development for the company’s patient access SaaS solutions. His contributions will also enhance the company’s technology development capabilities and ensure its industry-leading software continues to solve hospitals’ ever-evolving need to eliminate denials, decrease cost to collect, provide accurate patient price estimates, increase POS cash collections and improve patient engagement and satisfaction.
Baker has been a catalyst for product innovation and a driver of strategic expansion for industry-leading companies such as Omega Health Systems, CareMedic, HTP, Medhost, RelayHealth and Change Healthcare. Most recently, Baker served as senior vice president of product and development at Concert Genetics, connecting providers, laboratories and payers to the Genetic Health Information Network.
“Blair’s depth of expertise is unmatched working with hospitals across the country to realize the significant financial benefit that comes from focusing on the front-end of the revenue cycle. His deep understanding of the value of our product, combined with his proven leadership experience, is a tremendous asset to our organization,” said Paul Shorrosh, AccuReg Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Our customers recognize us as the market leader in patient access and Blair will be instrumental in helping us continue to provide innovative solutions our customers use to improve their financial outcomes and patient experience.”
“AccuReg has a unique combination of experienced healthcare leadership and innovative technology capabilities that will enable tremendous growth in the patient access market,” Baker said. “I’ve been part of several organizations focused on patient access, but none are better positioned to provide solutions to industry challenges and their relentless passion for delivering high-quality, customer-focused solutions is impressive.”
AccuReg, named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the second time in 2019, is experiencing rapid growth as hospitals increasingly realize it is significantly more cost effective to make improvements in patient access versus later in the revenue cycle. Baker’s experience defining product direction and requirements, vision, engineering and delivery will help spearhead the rapid development of the company’s suite of products.
About AccuReg: AccuReg helps hospitals reduce costs, maximize cash collection and revenue and enable price transparency by providing transformative patient access solutions. Its cloud-based integrated suite utilizes automation and artificial intelligence to improve revenue capture and the patient financial experience. By combining an exception-based workflow, a continuous learning QA rules engine, intelligent eligibility and benefit validation and complete prior authorization management, AccuReg predicts and prevents denial-causing issues at the front of the revenue cycle where cost is significantly lower than the traditional resource-draining back-end approach. AccuReg also helps hospitals achieve the price transparency patients want with accurate out-of-pocket price estimates and payment processing. For more information, visit www.AccuRegSoftware.com.