|By Business Wire||
|June 25, 2014 03:27 PM EDT||
Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) today announced that Shareh Ghani, M.D., chief medical officer of Magellan of Arizona, was recently named to the Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC) Board of Directors. The Arizona Health-e Connection is a public-private partnership that improves health and wellness by advancing the secure and private sharing of electronic health information.
“I am honored by this appointment, and look forward to working with my colleagues on the board,” said Ghani. “By making electronic health information more easily available, while still ensuring its integrity and privacy, we can help improve the health and wellness of individuals across Arizona. This is important work, and I am excited by this opportunity.”
“We are pleased to have someone with Dr. Ghani’s background and experience on the Arizona Health-e Connection Board. We look forward to his participation and contributions,” said Melissa Kotrys, chief executive officer of Arizona Health-e Connection.
Ghani is the chief medical officer of Magellan of Arizona, which has served approximately 20,000 individuals with Serious Mental Illness and more than 60,000 individuals with general mental health and substance abuse challenges, as well as children and youth. Prior to his time with Magellan of Arizona, Ghani worked in direct care, first as chief psychiatrist at a local outpatient clinic, and then as the medical director for the Maricopa Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams. Ghani has been the primary author of national mental health publications, and has presented at various national and international conferences. Ghani recently participated in a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) work group on suicide prevention strategy and was one of the primary authors of the final paper. He was instrumental in developing the electronic health medical record system Claimtrak Clinical Advisor, which has been the electronic management platform for individuals served by Magellan in Maricopa County and the State of Louisiana.
Magellan Health recently announced its plan to relocate its headquarters to Scottsdale. Several executive leaders, including chairman and chief executive officer, Barry M. Smith, will be based there.
About Magellan Health: Headquartered in Avon, Conn., Magellan Health, Inc. is a healthcare management company that focuses on fast-growing, complex and high-cost areas of healthcare, with an emphasis on special population management. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. Magellan’s customers include health plans, managed care organizations, insurance companies, employers, labor unions, various military and government agencies, third party administrators, consultants and brokers. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.
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