Bethesda, Md., Oct. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aledade announced today that the company has added Ritwik Tewari to its leadership team as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Aledade, Ritwik served seven years as senior director of engineering at Meta (formerly known as Facebook), where he led the artificial intelligence infrastructure for the company’s multi-billion dollar advertising platform. In his new role, Ritwik will lead Aledade’s technology team, providing innovative solutions to support and expand the company’s technology offering to primary care physicians across the country.
“We are pleased to welcome Ritwik to the Aledade leadership team and his expertise in innovative technological solutions will be a tremendous asset to Aledade and the healthcare professionals we serve across the country,” said Farzad Mostashari, CEO and co-founder of Aledade. “Aledade strives to empower primary care physicians with the best tools and technology to help them deliver the highest quality care to their patients. Ritwik’s skills, energy and passion make him the ideal person to not only lead this work, but to take it to the next level.”
Ritwik brings nearly two decades of experience as a technology leader to Aledade, which includes developing world-class artificial intelligence and automation software. Prior to Meta, he spent ten years at Microsoft, where he helped found the company’s Azure cloud and held various management positions in the company’s technology and engineering teams. Ritwik started his technology career with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati – one of the top institutions in the country.
“Growing up, I was inspired by my mother’s steely determination and kind heart,” said Ritwik. “Throughout my career, I’ve strived to be like them by trying to find uncomplicated solutions to complex challenges. Aledade’s compelling vision provides a roadmap for where the healthcare industry needs to go to solve major societal problems. I look forward to supporting this mission and GPs so more patients can receive quality care and stay healthy.”
Ritwik joins Aledade at an exciting time for the company. Aledade recently announced that the company has saved more than $1.2 billion in unnecessary healthcare spend since its inception, an incredible validation of its innovative model. In August, the company also announced a partnership with Elevance Health to expand value-based care nationwide and added Chief Legal Officer Phuong Phillips to the team in July. Today, Aledade works with more than 1,000 independent primary care practices, including more than 140 state-qualified health centers, encompassing more than 11,000 physicians in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Aledade’s nearly 150 value-based care contracts, including 98 Medicare contracts, collectively cover more than 1.7 million patients and $17 billion in total healthcare spending.
Founded in 2014, Aledade is the leading physician support company, empowering independent practices, health centers and clinics to deliver better care to their patients and thrive in value-based care. Through its proven, scalable model that includes state-of-the-art data analytics, easy-to-use guided workflows, healthcare policy expertise, strong payer relationships and integrated care solutions delivered through Aledade Care Solutions, Aledade empowers physicians to be financially successful by keeping people healthy holds . Together with more than 1,000 practices in 37 states, Aledade shares the risk and reward of more than 140 value-based contracts representing more than 1.7 million patient lives managed. To learn more, visit www.aledade.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.