As Vice President, Strategic Enablement, Steenland appointed to accelerate value for Valenz clients
PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 9, 2021) — Vālenz® is pleased to announce the appointment of Maurice Steenland as Vice President, Strategic Enablement.
In his new role, Steenland will be responsible for synchronizing departments to accelerate strategic initiatives that bring greater value to Valenz clients, fulfilling the company’s strategic vision and mission. He will continue to drive the expansion of the firm’s data engagement solution, v-Lens, to advance predictive modeling, data-driven decision enablement and transparency across the ecosystem.
“We are excited to welcome Maurice to this key strategic role on our senior leadership team,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Executive Officer of Valenz. “With deep expertise in uncovering operational efficiencies and enabling data and analytics to inform better decisions, Maurice is an excellent fit for the Valenz team. His highly strategic and analytical approach will no doubt add higher levels of transparency across our data-driven ecosystem to deliver smarter, better, faster healthcare.”
Steenland brings 20-plus years in executive roles for health-related organizations. Most recently, he was principal consultant for SISIX, LLC after serving as Vice President, Informatics for Optum, where he managed the Informatics and advanced analytics and data science teams that developed client outcomes reporting, predictive tools and methods to identify emerging risk and cost containment programs.
Steenland also has held leadership positions at CIGNA Healthcare, Coventry Health Care and Intracorp, with specialization in operations, utilization management, strategy and business development. He earned his master’s in business administration from the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
“I’m thrilled to join such a future-focused team at Valenz and have the opportunity to pave the way toward quality, utilization and cost transformation through transparency, efficiency and data-driven solutions,” Steenland said. “As we combine analytics-driven approaches with influencing skills to drive change and efficiencies, I look forward to providing greater savings and solutions for our clients in the self-insured industry.”
Valenz enables self-insured employers to make better decisions that control costs across the life of a claim while empowering their members to lead strong, vigorous and healthy lives. Valenz connects cost and quality data from comprehensive care management services (Valenz Care), high-value provider networks (Valenz Access), claim flow management (Valenz Claim), complete bill review (Valenz ProteKHt), and solutions for payment integrity, revenue cycle management and eligibility compliance (Valenz Assurance) for smarter, better, faster healthcare. More information is available at valenzhealth.com. Valenz is backed by Great Point Partners.