WATERTOWN, Mass., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BlueMetal Architects, a leading design and technology services firm, today announced that it has appointed former Microsoft Health Solutions Group Director and Health IT entrepreneur, David Le Penske, to be Vice President of Health & Life Sciences. Mr. Le Penske will be based in BlueMetal's Boston office and will be responsible for leading the Health and Life Sciences growth strategy for the company across BlueMetal's Boston, New York and Chicago locations.
Mr. Le Penske has a long track record of entrepreneurial and corporate leadership experience across sales, marketing, and development of strategic partnership alliances, including the last 10 years specifically in the Health IT industry. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Business Development and Sales for Get Real Health, a leading Maryland-based consumer health software company. Prior to that, Mr. Le Penske served as Director, Microsoft Health Solutions Group where he was responsible for leading Microsoft's enterprise Amalga and consumer HealthVault sales and business development initiatives across Canada's government, business and consumer markets – including the MyHealth Alberta citizen portal project. Mr. Le Penske also managed the strategic partner relationship with TELUS concerning TELUS health space, powered by Microsoft HealthVault.
In 2003, Mr. Le Penske founded AccelMD, a leading supplier of healthcare information and navigation services and wellness solutions, to improve health and enhance the quality of life for individuals, groups and organizations. As co-founder and CEO, he led AccelMD's business growth strategy and was responsible for driving revenue and expanding service solution offerings including a distribution agreement with Manulife Financial Corporation's Group and Individual Benefits divisions. He and his partners sold the company to WorldCare of Boston, MA in 2012.
"In my view, there has simply never been a greater time in the history of medicine where technology can make such a profoundly positive impact," said Mr. Le Penske. "Similar to financial services a decade ago, healthcare data and insights should be securely and readily accessible to approved users on any device that connects to the internet, and modern applications will play a pivotal role in making our health easy to understand, self-serve and more accountably managed."
"David has a tremendous vision for the future of Health Care, where heterogeneous data can be combined into a highly secure cloud-based "big data" asset that can be connected to modernized workflows and applications to facilitate collaboration across the continuum of care," said Todd Bremner, CEO and Chief Architect of BlueMetal Architects. "BlueMetal's design and delivery capabilities will speed the impact of David's vision to enable research-based medicine to become a more connected and personalized evidence-based care."
In the coming year Mr. Le Penske will work with BlueMetal's practice teams and General Managers in Boston, New York, and Chicago to drive strategy and execution focused on winning key projects to advance the state of the art in Health and Life Sciences by increasing client, strategic partner and project revenue growth and market share across the Health and Life Sciences vertical.
SOURCE BlueMetal Architects