Portrait of Maurice Steenland, Vice President, Strategic Enablement at Vālenz

Maurice Steenland Joins Vālenz Leadership Team

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.”


About Valenz

Vālenz® 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.

Next Generation RBP Roundtable: Evolving Collaborative Approaches for a Balanced Reimbursement Strategy

The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented impact on healthcare’s delivery, consumption and expense. While the use of virtual care has skyrocketed, 20 percent of U.S. households reported delaying care for serious problems during the pandemic, which can lead to major complications and catastrophic claims.

It is more important than ever for self-insured employers to have strategies in place that ensure their members are getting the right care, at the right time, from the right providers.

Vālenz® hosted a roundtable discussion focused on how the next generation of reference-based pricing programs focus on active collaboration between all parties to improve health outcomes while ensuring transparency.

Watch as Valenz CEO Rob Gelb and Adam V. Russo, Esq., Co-Founder and CEO of The Phia Group, discuss how innovative reimbursement strategies can bring balance to the quality-utilization-cost equation.

You will learn how the next generation RBP model integrates deep analytical insights with member-centric services to:

  • maximize plan dollars
  • improve health outcomes and the member experience
  • create positive, equitable relationships with providers
  • drive improved savings of 20-40% on your total healthcare spend

Click here to download a PDF of the slides.

Portrait of Randy Dorshorst, Vice President, Ecosystem Success at Vālenz Portrait of Patty Onion, Vice President, Claims Operations at Vālenz

Vālenz Appoints Dorshorst, Onion to Leadership Team

New Vice Presidents Poised to Enhance Data-Driven Solutions, Cost Savings and Operational Excellence

PHOENIX, Ariz. (December 4, 2020) — Vālenz™ is pleased to announce the appointments of Randy Dorshorst and Patty Onion to the leadership team.

Dorshorst has joined Valenz as Vice President, Ecosystem Success, to advance the innovation behind the company’s health administrative ecosystem, combining data analytics with care service delivery to minimize claims costs for the self-insured industry and promote quality care.

“We are thrilled to welcome Randy to our senior team to oversee the continuing success of our product, data and client program solutions,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Executive Officer. “Randy offers 30 years of expertise in driving growth, technology and value through custom solutions, which makes him an outstanding fit to lead Valenz in the purposeful expansion of our ecosystem.”

Most recently, Dorshorst served as Vice President for AViDEL Medical Management in Irving, Texas. With his comprehensive leadership and management skills, he directed the successful launch of AViDEL as a sister company to Service Lloyds Insurance Company, where he was Vice President for Medical Management Service. Dorshorst also has held executive positions at HealthSmart Casualty Claims Solutions, Web TPA and CorVel Corporation.

Onion, who has more than 30 years’ experience in workers’ compensation, medical cost containment and managed care, joins Valenz as Vice President, Claim Operations.

“Patty’s proven success in setting strategic direction and implementing managed-care platforms and services makes her uniquely well-positioned for this role,” said Amy Gasbarro, Chief Operating Officer of Valenz. “She brings tremendous expertise in claim operations and process improvements that will help us go even farther to drive results for our clients and offer the highest possible level of service.”

Onion most recently served as principal for Milana Health Systems in Kansas City, Mo., specializing in workers’ compensation managed-care consulting. She was CEO of Berkley Medical Management Solutions and has held executive roles with numerous health-related companies including Coventry Health Care, Premera Blue Cross and Mercy Health Plan.

“I have been fortunate to know Patty and Randy for years, and most recently we have benefited from their guidance and counsel as consultants to Valenz,” Gelb said. “Today, I couldn’t be happier to have them on board full time, as they both bring outstanding leadership and deep expertise that will empower us to further deliver on our promise of smarter, better, faster healthcare.”


About Valenz

Through a complete health administrative ecosystem, Valenz connects cost and quality data on a single-source, end-to-end analytics platform for smarter, better, faster healthcare. Valenz solutions integrate data from comprehensive care management services (Valenz Care), high-value provider networks (Valenz Access), claim flow management (Valenz Claim), and solutions for payment integrity, revenue cycle management and eligibility compliance (Valenz Assurance) into the ecosystem. More information is available at valenzhealth.com. Valenz is backed by Great Point Partners.


About Great Point Partners

Great Point Partners (“GPP”), founded in 2003 and based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading healthcare investment firm, currently with approximately $1.8 billion of equity capital under management and 28 professionals, investing in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. Learn more at www.gppfunds.com.