BridgeHealth, an industry-leading provider of surgical advocacy and
centers of excellence (COE) programs, announced today that Kris Jamsa,
Ph.D., MBA has joined its executive team as Chief Technology Officer.
Jamsa brings extensive computing and healthcare knowledge and experience
to BridgeHealth. He has previously served as chief information officer
for a publicly traded healthcare company, chief technology officer for a
healthcare startup that leveraged innovative solutions to put patients
in control of their electronic medical records, and vice president of
product for a healthcare-data-science company. Most recently, he was the
Distinguished Enterprise Architect for Cox Automotive.
Leveraging his entrepreneurial spirit, Jamsa successfully grew two
companies from startup through acquisition. A life-long learner, Jamsa
holds a doctorate in Computer Science, a second doctorate in Education,
an MBA, and four additional master’s degrees (Computer Science,
Information Security, Project Management, and Education). He earned his
undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force Academy. Jamsa has
authored 115 books on all aspects of programming, computing, and
security, and he is currently working on his most recent book titled
Data Mining and Analytics.
Jamsa will report to Mark Stadler, BridgeHealth’s President and CEO, and
oversee all information-technology and data-science solutions, system
security, and business-intelligence capabilities for BridgeHealth.
“Kris is highly regarded in the technology and academic worlds as an
inspiring and transformational leader and will be responsible for
further growing and developing BridgeHealth’s technology, security, data
and business intelligence infrastructure to drive overall company
success as we bring on additional Fortune 100 companies as clients in
the coming year,” said Stadler. “I am pleased that he is joining our
“BridgeHealth is transforming how healthcare is delivered and how
patients are treated – emotionally, financially, and clinically –
starting with planned surgery,” said Jamsa. “I’m excited to join the
BridgeHealth team. I look forward to leveraging data and technology to
build a “smarter” business that supports our team in creating better
healthcare experiences for our clients and their members as well as our
To learn more about BridgeHealth, visit www.bridgehealth.com.
is a provider of value-based healthcare services that guide members to
surgical Centers of Excellence nationwide. Its bundled rates allow
self-insured group health plans to improve the quality and outcomes of
surgery while reducing costs from 30% to 50% on average per procedure.
Members are supported through concierge-level care coordination,
eliminating the stress of planning and preparing for surgery. Our
top-level member experience is evident in our consistent 90+ Net