Webify Solutions Names Industry Veteran Walt Culbertson Chief Technology, Security and Privacy Officer
Company Bolsters Healthcare Executive Ranks With New Appointment
AUSTIN, TX, (PRWEB) November 12, 2003 -
Webify Solutions, the company that pioneered Business Services Networks, today announced that technology and healthcare veteran Walt Culbertson has joined the company as Chief Technology, Security and Privacy Officer. Widely recognized as one of the nationÂs leading HIPAA experts and healthcare technologist, Culbertson brings more than 28 years of technology and operations experience spanning all major facets of the health care industry to Webify Solutions. Culbertson assumes responsibility for WebifyÂs worldwide technology and product direction including technology strategy and communications, alliance and partner initiatives, and product and applications management.
Prior to Webify Solutions, Culbertson held senior executive positions at a number of corporations, from start-ups to publicly held firms, largely focused on the development and deployment of customer-centric business solutions. Most recently, he was the founding Chief Technology, Security and Privacy Officer of Availity, an integrated eHealth network co-owned by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and Humana. Under Walt's technology leadership, Availity earned the reputation as one of the most successful integrated Health networks. Earlier, Culbertson also served as Vice President of HIPAA Solutions for the TriZetto Group, Vice President of Healthcare for CMC, and was a senior healthcare consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP, performing in a consulting role as a Director within the Healthcare Consulting Practice.
"Walt brings a great depth of senior leadership experience and foresight around successfully implementing distributed applications, systems and technology," said Manoj Saxena, Chief Executive Officer of Webify Solutions. "His wealth of technology, product, and operations experience is a tremendous asset to the Webify team as we continue to build momentum in our key markets. We are fortunate to attract a seasoned executive of his caliber, and look forward to accomplishing great things with Walt as part of the team."
Culbertson has served as the keynote and featured speaker at dozens of conferences, forums, summits, and HIPAA events. He is currently serving as Co-Chair of a CMS Sponsored Insurance Commissioner Task Force, and is the founding Chair of the Southern HIPAA Administrative Regional Process (SHARP). Culbertson is also one of the founding Security and Privacy Co-Chairs for the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDi) Strategic National Implementation Process (SNIP).
"Webify Solutions is the emerging leader in Web services based business collaboration networks. The company has a strong heritage in innovative technologies and business models required to capture leadership position in emerging, high growth markets," said Walt Culbertson. "I look forward to helping the company build a large and loyal customer base by demonstrating the benefits of this powerful technology and solution framework."
"The Healthcare industry today spends over $300 billion annually in manual and administrative paperwork and unnecessary or duplicate tasks. The industry today is characterized by disparate and complex technology environments and a variety of point-to-point and Internet based technologies for mission critical business functions,Â added Culbertson. "Business Services Networks can save hundreds of millions of dollars each year by enabling healthcare organizations to leverage their existing investments and offer personalized, on demand business functions to their customers and trading partners. This will be our core focus as we expand our solution footprint and launch compelling new products and services in the coming months.Â
ABOUT WEBIFY SOLUTIONS
Webify Solutions pioneered the market for Business Services Networks and is the leading provider of loosely coupled, on demand applications and services. Webify's solutions connect systems, processes, and people within and across enterprises, to dramatically reduce costs and generate new revenue streams.
Webify Solutions was founded in early 2002 by a seasoned team of software and industry executives, to deliver the next generation of enterprise software and services with Business Services Networks. Privately held Webify Solutions is based in Austin, TX and Mountain View CA, and is backed by premier technology and financial partners.
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