Former Navy Physician and Medical Leader to Oversee Company’s Healthcare Practice as Chief Medical Officer
Washington, D.C., August 22, 2016 — Apprio, a leading provider of specialized technology solutions, particularly for the health, defense and homeland security markets, today announced the appointment of Dr. David Wade as its chief medical officer (CMO). In this role, Dr. Wade is responsible for Apprio’s clinical health innovations and offerings for federal agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Guard Bureau and the U.S. Coast Guard.
He comes to Apprio with a deep background in healthcare spanning more than 25 years in both the public and private sectors. His expertise ranges from serving as a surgical oncologist in the Navy, to his work as the deputy commander of the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) and his role as the CMO of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
During Dr. Wade’s high-profile career, some of his major accomplishments included his efforts as the chief of staff of the National Capital Area Multi-Service Market Office to develop the business plans associated with closing Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, expanding NNMC to be the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and building the new community hospital at Fort Belvoir, VA. In this role, he led efforts to integrate military healthcare delivery in the National Capital Area. As the co-organizer of the Hartford Consensus, Dr. Wade has been deeply involved in efforts to improve survival in mass casualty events and is an established leader in federal health throughout the Washington Metro area.
“We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Wade to the Apprio team and have him lead our healthcare practice,” said Darryl Britt, Apprio’s president. “During his tenure as a doctor and his time working as a CMO, he has advanced federal health and promoted a more positive future for military medicine. Dr. Wade will bring a unique perspective to our customers’ programs, being able to come up with real-world, practical solutions to their challenges and complex needs.”
Apprio has a history of hiring medical personnel within its health IT practices to ensure all of its healthcare focused work is solidly grounded in technology best practices and the practical needs of healthcare practitioners. Dr. Wade’s expertise will impact all health programs operated throughout Apprio.
During Dr. Wade’s decorated career, he has served in numerous leadership positions within NNMC, the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, the Naval School of Health Sciences, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, the Naval Health Clinic at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, the Department of Defense Tricare Management Activity, the FBI, and most recently, as the CMO of Hayes Inc., a health technology assessment company.
“Federal health programs are multifaceted and rank among the most important initiatives the government is working on today – from serving our military and veteran communities, to supporting the care for the elderly and impoverished,” said Dr. Wade. “Apprio has nearly two decades of managing health technology programs for customers and building the capabilities that advance federal agency missions. I’m excited to be a part of this important work and use my medical knowledge for the benefit of improving our nation’s health posture.”
Dr. Wade graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy majoring in biosciences. He earned his medical degree at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and holds an appointment as a clinical professor of surgery at USUHS. He is a Hayward Award winning graduate of the Naval War College and earned a diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes from the College of Apothecaries of London.
His military awards include the Legion of Merit (5), Meritorious Service Medal (3) and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2).
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.