Founded in 2005 and based in Santa Ana, California, Advantmed, LLC is a healthcare information management company that provides healthcare organizations with the solutions they need to elevate their financial and clinical performance. Our transparent, innovative risk adjustment and quality improvement solutions drive better outcomes.
Our Leadership Team
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Akash Patel is the co-founder and CEO of Advantmed. In 2005, Akash and Jignesh Patel founded the company with a vision of helping Managed Care Organizations optimize risk adjustment scores and quality improvement. Prior to launching Advantmed, Akash served as Chief Financial Officer for medical record retrieval, consumer electronics, and business process outsourcing organizations. In addition to his work at Advantmed, Akash serves on the board for Aluratek, a digital technology company.
Akash holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from California Polytechnic State University of Pomona and is a Certified Public Account (CPA) in the State of California. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with his wife, two children, and his extended family.
DR. JIGNESH PATEL
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Dr. Patel is a co-founder of Advantmed. He brings more than 15 years of healthcare industry experience and has spent more than 10 years building, managing, and leading operations. As Chief Operations Officer, Jig oversees operations across all Advantmed’s solutions and services, including analytics, health assessments, medical record retrieval, and medical record review and abstraction. He is focused on continuous operational improvements that better serve our clients, create efficiencies, and drive results. Prior to founding Advantmed, Jig operations for CVS.
Jig holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Toby brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and technology environments, developing and implementing strategy, shaping business models, structuring and negotiating business relationships, raising capital, and optimizing organizations in high-growth environments. Prior to Advantmed, he spent six years at ConcertoHealth as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President and has held executive leadership positions at several other healthcare organizations, including Advanced ICU Care, Autism Spectrum Therapies, and Cogent Healthcare.
Toby received his BA in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
Doug is charged with leading Advantmed’s growth through effective sales, marketing, and account management. He brings more than two decades of healthcare sales and leadership experience. Doug spent the bulk of his career with Verisk Health, where he led the sales and client service organizations as the Chief Growth Officer. In this capacity, he was responsible for meeting both revenue and sales targets. He successfully led the team in meeting year after year quota goals across four broad product categories (risk adjustment, quality, analytics, and claims editing). He is focused on the continued growth of our client base through effective solution selling and bringing best-in-class solutions to the market.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
Tamie oversees Advantmed’s account management team, ensuring a standard, strategic approach to meeting our clients’ evolving needs, as well as communicating with our product and operational teams to exceed client expectations and drive industry best practices. She brings more than 20 years of health technology leadership, health plan account management, operations, and clinical experience to Advantmed. As a registered nurse, Tamie has held executive positions at leading heath technology companies, including Ciox, ComplexCare Solutions, and Connolly. For more than 12 years, Tamie was vice president at Excellus Health Plan where she led more than 100 employees in areas including contract management, payment integrity, and data quality.
NAZEER KHAN, MD
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Khan provides clinical expertise to inform and support our solutions, our operations, and our growth initiatives. A licensed internal medicine physician with 20 years of clinical and healthcare administration experience, Dr. Khan has held a number of executive roles within a variety of healthcare organizations, including primary care centers, a diagnostic center, independent physician associations (IPAs), management service organizations (MSOs), third party administrators (TPAs), retail and wholesale pharmacy, telehealth, a clinical trials company, Medicare Advantage Part-D (MAPD) HMOs, as well as, a global FDA registered health and wellness company. He also has worked closely with CMS and NCQA.
He received an undergraduate degree from Knox College and completed his MD at Rush Medical College. Dr. Khan currently holds medical licenses in multiple states.
LINDA GRIFFITH, CPC
VICE PRESIDENT, MEDICAL RECORD REVIEW AND RETRIEVAL OPERATIONS
Linda joined Advantmed in 2012. She brings extensive healthcare industry experience with a focus on risk adjustment. In her current role, Linda oversees Advantmed’s medical record retrieval and review operations, including production and quality for Medicare Advantage and commercial risk adjustment, HEDIS®, HEDIS supplemental, physician review, and ACO. Additionally, she conducts our annual client HEDIS training. She also collaborates with clients to address special requests. A certified coder, Linda held several roles in provider settings prior to Advantmed, which involved medical transcription, billing, chart review, patient satisfaction, office processes, and EMR implementation. She also ran a medical billing company and led an auditor team for risk adjustment and E/M coding.
AMIT PATEL, PMP
VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY AND SECURITY
Amit joined Advantmed in 2015. He currently oversees Advantmed’s software development, information technology, and compliance functions. In this role, he focuses on enhancing and developing innovative, robust, and secure information technology to serve our clients and their emerging needs. Prior to Advantmed, Amit spent 12 years in the healthcare and entertainment industries leading technology and security efforts.
VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING
Kristin leads Advantmed’s marketing efforts including, branding, content development, social, and communications. She brings more than 15 years of healthcare marketing and business development experience. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Marketing at Good Measures, an innovator in nutrition science and care management. Prior to that role, she led corporate communications at Verisk Health (now known as Cotiviti), overseeing internal communications, public relations, sales support, and content marketing programs. She has also held roles at Health Dialog, Strategic Communications, and Hill Holliday.
Kristin received her bachelor’s degree in English from Denison University.
VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCT STRATEGY
As Vice President of Product Strategy, PJ leads Advantmed’s product team with a focus on strategy, innovation, and building partner relationships. Prior to joining Advantmed, PJ led the development of Hart’s data platform and company growth. He got his start working in the Advanced Technology Group at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researching, developing, and implementing the latest technologies within the NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers. He has also worked with the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Children’s National Medical Center.
PJ holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Advantmed employs multiple processes and protocols to ensure the highest level of data protection. We are in strict compliance with the Privacy Rule of the Health Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (HITECH Act). Additionally, we have been HITRUST certified since 2018.
Our information management strategy ensures that we securely collect, store, manage, and maintain PHI in all its forms. Advantmed has taken the following security measures for data protection:
- SSAE 16 SOC1, TYPE II-compliant processing centers
- Independent third-party annual risk assessment audit
- Connections secured with 128-bit SSL encryption to ensure proprietary data is protected
- Multilayered firewalls
- Partnerships with industry-leading, Tier 1 (SSAE16-compliant) data centers that provide world-class security and support
- Measurable assurance that all devices housing client information are secured with the latest available patches and virus protection
- Role- and row-based user security, which ensures user access is established according to job responsibilities and each client’s data access authorization guidelines