New role drives operations, product marketing and customer support for SyntraNet, UpHealth’s integrated care management platform.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — UpHealth, Inc. (NYSE: UPH) today announces the appointment of its new EVP of Integrated Care, Ashish Chona, who joins the UpHealth executive leadership team effective immediately.
Chona will oversee operations, delivery, implementation, customer experience and optimization of SyntraNet, UpHealth’s integrated care management platform. Chona will also help drive go-to-market plans aligned with UpHealth’s core mission to power the world’s most trusted health institutions to overcome disparities of access, empower patients and providers at the point of care, and enable new models of care to drive quality care and improved health outcomes for all. Chona’s purview includes client support and customer experience for managed care organizations, counties and health systems using the SyntraNet’s cloud-based platform, domestic and internationally.
“The SyntraNet platform is big driver of growth for UpHealth as the industry moves to new models for care delivery and health management. Ashish’s leadership and expertise will help drive continued growth,” said UpHealth CEO Ramesh Balakrishnan. “Managed care organizations, health systems, and governments are increasingly looking for a comprehensive and integrated set of capabilities for data integration, interoperability, analytics and population health management, such as those offered by SyntraNet, and we are uniquely positioned to meet this need.”
Chona said, “I’m excited to be joining UpHealth, and contribute to its dynamic growth and vision for healthcare. One of my primary focus areas will be to further integrate UpHealth’s services, such as our medical interpretation and translation platform, behavioral health and pharmacy services, with SyntraNet.”
Chona comes to UpHealth with over 20 years of experience in IoT, Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) and Cloud-based middleware and application software. He has previously held several leadership positions, including corporate management, business development & strategy, marketing, consulting and integration services for leading high-tech companies and Silicon Valley startups. Prior to joining UpHealth, he was an entrepreneur, co-founding several technology companies with successful exits. Most notably, he served as the CEO and co-founder of InSync Software, a company focused on asset tracking and monitoring that enabled the digital transformation of supply chain, manufacturing and asset management operations.
In 2015, Chona spearheaded the acquisition of InSync by ORBCOMM, a leading provider of cellular & satellite IoT solutions for the Transportation and Heavy Equipment Industries. He later served as the Senior Vice President of IoT Business Development at ORBCOMM where he was responsible for driving solutions including analytics across all key verticals and strategic enterprise accounts. Earlier in his career, Chona co-founded Radiance Systems which was acquired by Asyst Technologies, a leading provider of factory automation solutions for the global semiconductor & electronics industries. At Asyst, he was responsible for global software business development, sales and marketing. He holds a master’s degree in Dynamic Systems, Controls & Robotics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. He lives in the SF Bay Area with his family and enjoys travel, sports and reading.
UpHealth is a global digital health company that delivers digital-first technology, infrastructure, and services to dramatically improve how healthcare is delivered and managed. UpHealth’s solutions holistically enable clients to deliver on their affordability, access, quality, outcomes, and patient experience goals. UpHealth’s technology platform helps its clients improve access, coordinate care teams, and achieve better patient outcomes at lower cost, with care management solutions, analytics, and telehealth tools that serve patients wherever they are, in their native language. Additionally, UpHealth’s technology-enabled virtual care infrastructure and services improves access to quality primary and acute care, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. UpHealth’s clients include health plans, global governments, healthcare providers and community-based organizations.
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