HARTFORD, Conn. – Aetna (NYSE: AET) a leading global diversified health care solutions company, announced today that Douglas Cusick, 50, has been appointed head, International Population Health Solutions (IPHS), for its international business segment, Aetna International. In this new role, Cusick will be responsible for driving growth for the company’s clinical and technology-based health management services for international businesses and provincial and national governments. The appointment is effective immediately.
Aetna’s IPHS seeks to help governments around the world with their health care reform efforts to better manage costs, improve the delivery of medical care and empower their people to lead healthier lives. IPHS also provides services to international corporations, including assessing the health risks of their workforce and delivering wellness and care management programs to improve employee health and productivity.
Cusick, who will be based in Seattle, joins Aetna from Clinovations, a consulting firm offering strategic, clinical and health IT advisory and management services. There, he was a partner in charge of sales and payer services.
“Doug has an extensive track record delivering technology solutions to improve population health in both developed countries and emerging markets,” said Sandip Patel, head of Aetna International. “Building on our recent successes in the Middle East and Asia, he will help us leverage Aetna’s many health management and health IT tools around the world and enlarge our footprint in this key growth market.”
In his more than 20 years in health information technology services, Cusick has held several senior positions at major technology companies. At Hewlett-Packard (HP), he served as vice president and general manager of the Americas, Healthcare and Life Sciences Division. In that role, he formed HP’s international health care business unit to offer the company’s consulting and product portfolio to governments and private organizations seeking new ways to streamline health care systems. Previously, at IBM, he executed the strategy for delivery of health information hardware, software and services to Europe and emerging markets. He also managed sales and delivery for IBM’s Global Business Services Healthcare in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Earlier in his career, he worked in several health care consulting and technology roles, including co-founding OnScribe, a web-based pharmacy/physician software and technology applications company.
Cusick holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Washington and is a registered pharmacist.
About Aetna International
Aetna International is committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community by delivering comprehensive health benefits and health management solutions worldwide. Aetna International’s expatriate business is one of the industry’s largest and most prominent international health benefits providers, supporting more than 500,000 members worldwide. The organization’s expatriate offerings include medical, dental, vision, life, disability and emergency assistance. Aetna International’s health management business collaborates with health care systems, government entities and plan sponsors around the world to design and build locally applied health management solutions to improve health, quality and cost outcomes. For more information, see www.aetnainternational.com.
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.3 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services and health information technology services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.