Medxoom, the industry leading Health Benefits and Payments platform, today announced that Dr. John W. “Rick” Richards, Jr., founder of Innovative Health Strategies™, AWAC.md, iProcert™ & iHealth™, has joined Medxoom as Advisor – Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Richards began his career as a family & emergency physician in 1979 with a 4-year tour in the US Army, then as a faculty member at the Medical College of Georgia until 1990. Dr. Richards, a serial entrepreneur, has pioneered concepts & products in pharma (mail order and office dispensing), healthcare delivery (ambulatory and home infusion), healthcare technology (predictive modeling AI), health promotion, disease prevention & management (nurse & dietician coaching), cost containment, managed care (Comprehensive Kidney Care™) and disaster management (real-time patient & resource tracking). Through his companies and their TPA, Reinsurance Stop Loss, MGU, self-funded employer and healthshare clients he has saved ERISA, Taft-Hartley, and healthshare plans more than half a billion dollars. He has also served as editor, associate editor, editorial board member and/or reviewer for several medical publications, and has authored 84 items for peer reviewed publications, 7 book chapters and 11 software programs. Dr. Richards earned Board certification in Family Medicine, Medical Management, Quality Assurance & Utilization Review, and a Masters in Medical Management at Carnegie Mellon University.
Atlanta-based Medxoom is a fast-growing digital healthcare, identity, payments, and engagement platform, used by employees at more than 2000 employers across the United States to access and manage their benefits. Medxoom is backed by leading venture funds Las Olas Venture Capital, TTV Capital, and the Castellan Group, the family office of the co-founders of Zelis Payments.
James Walsh | EVP Strategy & Business Development