With 30 years of experience in entrepreneurial enterprises and technology, Mark A. Anthony will be a tremendous asset to Polaris as it positions itself as the gold standard of behavioral health outcomes management services.
Online PR News – 17-April-2014 – Langhorne, PA – Polaris Health Directions is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark A. Anthony as chief executive officer.
With 30 years of experience as a corporate executive, Anthony’s expertise in entrepreneurial enterprises and technology will be a tremendous asset to Polaris as the company establishes itself as the emerging leader in qualitative and quantitative behavioral health assessment, reporting and outcomes management.
Anthony replaces Polaris co-founder Dr. Grant Grissom as CEO, enabling Dr. Grissom to focus his full attention on the research that has become the hallmark of the Polaris brand.
“We are pleased to have Mark at the helm as we move towards meeting our long term overall goal of helping people get well faster and stay well longer,” said Dr. Grissom. “Our systems represent the latest innovations in technology and treatment science, and Mark is uniquely suited to position Polaris as the gold standard of outcomes management services.”
Anthony will oversee the process of commercializing Polaris’s comprehensive family of products. Developed over 17 years with nearly $12 million in National Institutes of Health funding, these are efficient and effective platforms to facilitate the identification and monitoring of psychosocial and behavioral health issues. They also support the integration of medical and behavioral health care.
“Behavioral health has a major role to play in improving the odds of good outcomes for the entire health care eco-system,” Anthony said. “Polaris is in a unique position to identify and to define the opportunity to deliver better health care economics for all players, resulting in a happier and healthier patient.”
Before joining Polaris, Anthony served as CEO for the Americas based EfficientIP, which provides Internet host services and address management, or DDI, software. During his tenure for EIP, he successfully launched business operations in the Americas, establishing it as an industry standard.
Polaris Health Directions has been a pioneer in the development of behavioral health assessment and outcomes management platforms for nearly two decades. Polaris's enterprise cloud-based systems capture the information essential for determining the best course of care. Their advanced analytics help organizations execute quality improvement initiatives, apply needed services, identify cost reduction opportunities and, in many cases, indicate whether a particular course of treatment is likely to have a positive result. Systems are available for a wide range of health care settings; all support interdisciplinary coordination. By recognizing the nexus between psychosocial health and physical health, Polaris offers powerful solutions for better health care delivery. Learn more: http://www.polarishealth.com>.