December 25, 2014 4:07 PM ET

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Company Overview of Accolade, Inc.

Company Overview

Accolade, Inc., a consumer healthcare engagement company, helps individuals and their families get the right care by giving them access to health benefits or healthcare information. The company offers analytics and decision support tools to help provide individualized help and clinical support for employees and family members. It also answers questions about benefits coverage, translates complicated claims forms, reviews bill accuracy, finds the right providers, explains treatment options, prepares questions for doctor visits, coordinates care, and more; and supports and helps drive participation in other employer-sponsored benefits, such as employee assistance programs and financial service...

620 West Germantown Pike

Suite 250

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

United States

Founded in 2007



Key Executives for Accolade, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Accolade, Inc. Key Developments

Accolade Adds Three Renowned Healthcare Leaders to its Medical Advisory Board

Accolade has added three new members to its Medical Advisory Board. These newest members are: Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, Medical Director for the Center for Diversity and Health Equity at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Horn is renowned for her expertise in health disparities, as well as the role of social media and mobile technology in healthcare communications. Wayne Katon, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Division of Health Services and Epidemiology, and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington Medical School. Dr. Katon is internationally renowned for his research in the prevalence of anxiety and depressive disorders in primary care. Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, Attending Physician and Director of Patient-Centered Care Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. Dr. Wen is the author of the best-selling book, When Doctors Don't Listen.

Independence Blue Cross and Accolade Collaborate to Transform the Consumer Health Care Experience

Independence Blue Cross, Inc. has formed a strategic relationship with Accolade to offer an innovative, highly personalized health assistance service designed to help members make the most of their benefits and get the right care. Accolade's Health Assistants(R) are now available to the employees and families of a select number of employer groups insured by Independence. Accolade Health Assistants serve as a single point of contact to help members and their families access the benefits and health care they need and smoothly navigate the often complex health care system. Health Assistants -- supported by a team of nurses, doctors, social workers, and other specialists -- build relationships with individual members and develop highly personalized and integrated plans that factor in not only the member's health status but also the emotional, financial, and social issues that affect the member's decisions about care.

Accolade, Inc. Announces Formation of Medical Advisory Board

Accolade announced the formation of a Medical Advisory Board to help guide clinical best practices and continual quality improvement. The board, made up of seven physicians selected for their multidisciplinary expertise, thought leadership and diverse geographic representation, also will help the company build its knowledge base of the best healthcare providers across the country - including the top medical centers and best physicians for treating complex conditions and performing complex procedures. Led by Dr. Spiro, the board includes: Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, is director of the Disparities Solutions Center, director of Multicultural Education for Massachusetts General Hospital, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and co-founder of Quality Interactions, Inc.; Samuel Hammerman, MD, MMM, FCCP, is senior vice president and chief medical officer for Select Medical; in his current role, he oversees the company's division of 110 long-term acute care hospitals. He is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Temple University School of Medicine and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Larry Kaiser, MD, FACS, is CEO of the Temple University Health System, senior executive vice president for the Health Sciences, and dean of Temple University School of Medicine; Bruce Korf, MD, PhD, is the Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Professor of Medical Genetics, chair of the Department of Genetics, and director of the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Andrew Lasher, MD, is chief medical officer of Aspire Healthcare, a home-and outpatient-based palliative care company based in Nashville; Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP, is the associate vice president for Health and Wellness for the Duke University Health System and executive director of Duke Integrative Medicine, contributing to the work of healthcare transformation within and beyond the university system; Saul Weiner, MD, is professor of medicine, pediatrics and medical education and vice provost of planning and programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also deputy director of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare, funded by the VA's Division of Health Services Research & Development.

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