Pager Welcomes Mark Wagar to Advisory Board
NEW YORK – June 19, 2019– Pager, a digital health company that connects consumers with the experts they need to make the right health care decisions, today announced that Mark Wagar, President of Heritage Medical Systems, an affiliate of the Heritage Provider Network, has joined the company’s advisory board.
“Enabling the consumer to easily connect and collaborate with physicians and other providers and payers has been a missing piece of the health, care and cost puzzle for too long,” said Mark Wagar. “Pager brings consumers a needed digital age opportunity that can help make healthcare access timely and easy for them”.
Mr. Wagar previously served as president and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, New York's largest health insurer. He has also served as senior vice president at WellPoint Inc. and has held executive leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Wagar currently sits on the board of directors of the New York Academy of Medicine and TurningPoint.
As a member of Pager’s advisory board, Mr. Wagar will provide both business leadership and value based care counsel to the company as it continues to grow and collaborate with more leading healthcare organizations to deliver seamless, tech-enabled services and solutions.
“Mark is a true leader who’s proven track record of leading health plans and successfully managing risk with provider organizations is going to be a huge asset to the Pager team. His decades of experience heading up complex healthcare organizations will better enable Pager to forge new and deeper relationships with payers, hospitals, healthcare technology partners and ultimately the many patients we serve everyday,” said Walter Jin, Chairman and CEO of Pager.
Pager delivers a “doctor in your family” healthcare experience by making it simple for consumers to connect with the trusted experts they need to make the right healthcare decisions. Through AI-enabled technology, Pager brings consumers, nurses, doctors and other members of the care team together through text, voice and video chat, all in one place. We partner with healthcare organizations to deliver seamless, tech-enabled services and solutions for a consumer experience that leads to better decisions, outcomes and healthier lives. Started in 2014 and based in New York City, Pager is led by seasoned technology and healthcare entrepreneurs to redefine the way that consumers engage with their healthcare.