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July 31, 2019

Utilize Health Adds Experienced Healthcare Executive to Medical Advisory Board

NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 31, 2019 — Nashville neuro solutions company Utilize Health welcomes a new member to its medical advisory board this month. Debra S. Poskanzer, MD, has over 30 years of clinical executive experience under her belt with a proven track record as a practicing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician and health plan Medical Director.

“I am thrilled to add Dr. Poskanzer to our Medical Advisory Board, and I know she will help steer us in a direction of immense growth,” said Utilize Health Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Harthcock “Our Medical Advisors play a crucial role in helping achieve success, and Dr. Poskanzer has a great deal of clinical and industry knowledge she brings to our team.”

Dr. Poskanzer is currently Senior Medical Director of Quality and Medical Affairs at Tufts Health Plan in Massachusetts, where she has been since 1996. Other positions she’s held within the Tufts Health Plan Organization include the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Quality Management, Medical Director of Continuous Quality Improvement and Medical Affairs, and Medical Director of the Tufts Health Plan Rehabilitation Management Program. Aside from her work with Tufts Health Plan, Dr. Poskanzer has been a practicing Physiatrist (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician) for the New England Rehabilitation Hospital and the Lahey Clinic.

“Dr. Poskanzer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will serve Utilize Health well by guiding the growth and innovation of our clinical model in ways that continue to be groundbreaking,” added Utilize Health Chief Clinical Officer, Rebecca Baker. “Her vision will help us develop new and even greater innovative care pathways that change the lives of patients with complex neurological conditions.”

Dr.Poskanzer is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She also serves as a trustee for Hebrew Senior Life as well as an advisor to the Committee on Quality of Medical Practice for the Massachusetts Medical Society.