Health IT Veteran to Lead Expansion of Company’s Federal Healthcare Practice and Oversee Customer Care
Washington, D.C., Feb. 23, 2015 — Apprio, a leading provider of specialized technology solutions, particularly for the health, defense and homeland security markets, today announced the appointment Bobbie Peterson as the new executive vice president of Apprio Healthcare Solutions. Peterson will oversee Apprio’s growing federal healthcare practice that includes work with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“We’re excited to have Bobbie lead our growing healthcare practice and lead our expansion into new areas within the market,” said Darryl Britt, Apprio’s president. “Not only will Bobbie oversee the healthcare team’s activities, she’ll be responsible for setting the strategy and ensuring our customers have the solutions they need to meet their missions. She has a long track record of successfully working with federal healthcare clients, and I look forward to seeing what she can do with the talented Apprio team we have in place.”
Peterson brings more than 25 years of experience in business management and project management to Apprio, recently as vice president, government solutions division with Medsphere Systems Corporation, a leading provider of flexible open source health IT solutions to VA, Indian Health Service and commercial clients. She has played key roles in federal health IT and health science business acquisition through leadership positions at companies focusing on solving healthcare issues. While providing innovative technical healthcare solutions to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the DoD and the VA, Peterson has led efforts in solving healthcare challenges such as modernizing electronic health record systems, achieving Meaningful Use certification, and most recently, providing VA medical scheduling enhancements.
“My health IT priorities are aligned with Apprio’s—they include solving complex healthcare challenges for federal clients with a focus on customer excellence and outcomes. Apprio is in a perfect place in the healthcare sector; one where there are a lot of opportunities for expansion,” said Peterson. “I’m pleased to be a part of such an innovative company and look forward to adding value to Apprio’s already solid foundation and reputation.”
Peterson’s commitment to the healthcare industry includes participation in HIMSS NCA, AFCEA Bethesda, OSEHRA, ACT-IAC and PMI. As a HIMSS senior member, Peterson continues her commitment to advancing healthcare and has served on numerous industry boards and committees.
She earned a master’s degree in information systems technology management from George Washington University and is recognized as a certified project management professional and a certified professional in healthcare and information management systems.
Apprio is a provider of specialized technology solutions, particularly for the health, defense and homeland security markets. The company provides innovative IT and program services in healthcare IT, emergency response management and financial management. Apprio delivers the methodologies, discipline and thought-leadership provided by the large integrators, with the cost structure and collaboration offered by smaller firms.