Name: David Brailer
New title: Executive vice president and chief health officer, Cigna
Brailer will assume his new role in early September, and will be Cigna’s first chief health officer.
In his role, he will focus on bringing together Cigna products, technologies and services in new ways in an attempt to drive more value and help improve overall health, according to the release.
He will report to Cigna Chairman and CEO David Cordani and will serve on the company’s enterprise leadership team.
"I am thrilled to have Dr. Brailer join our company at a time when advancing our strategy to make health care more affordable, predictable, and simple has never been more important," Cordani said in the release.
Brailer is a founder and chairman of Health Evolution Partners, a healthcare investment firm, and is also vice chairman of the Duke-Margolis Health Policy Center. He will continue to be actively involved with both organizations.
In 2004, he was appointed by President George W. Bush as a health policy adviser and the nation’s first National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Before that, he was founder and CEO of CareScience, an early health data analytics company.
He has also served on the boards of directors or as an adviser to healthcare companies including Walgreens Boots Alliance, VillageMD, Censeo Health and Prolacta Bioscience.