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Alignment Healthcare Hires Former Amazon Executive to Drive Digital Health Solutions for Seniors
[July 06, 2017]

Alignment Healthcare Hires Former Amazon Executive to Drive Digital Health Solutions for Seniors

Alignment Healthcare announced today that Tisson Mathew has joined the population health company as its inaugural chief technology officer, tasked with developing transformative digital health solutions for Medicare beneficiaries. Mathew brings a wealth of entrepreneurial, data- and technology-based experience in health care, e-commerce and consumer retail, having led a team that built and operated the Amazon logistics technology platform that powers Amazon Prime Now, Amazon Fresh and Amazon Flex.

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Tisson Mathew, Chief Technology Officer, Alignment Healthcare (Photo: Business Wire)

Tisson Mathew, Chief Technology Officer, Alignment Healthcare (Photo: Business Wire)

"Data and technology have an extraordinary capacity to change lives, and I am looking forward to building a team at Alignment that can unleash that potential to fundamentally change how seniors experience health care for the better," Mathew said.

Alignment's care delivery model is built on proprietary machine-learning technology that generats real-time clinical interventions designed to keep patients healthy, allowing teams of clinicians to deliver care in one of Alignment's comprehensive care centers, at the patient's home or remotely via telemedicine. Founded in 2013, Alignment is a private equity-backed company that partners with doctors, hospitals and insurers to provide high-touch, coordinated care to more than 50,000 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in three states.

"More and more people are seeing how Alignment's approach is creating value for our patients and our partners, and I am positive that Tisson will be a transformative member of our team as we continue to grow," said CEO John Kao.

Most recently, Mathew was chief technology officer for Cambia Health Solutions, parent company to a family of health care businesses, including Oregon's largest health insurer. Prior to that, Mathew founded and served as CEO for a pair of enterprise technology companies, and was a research scientist with Intel (News - Alert) Corp. He holds four U.S. patents, with three more pending. He holds a Master of Science in computer science and engineering from Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore., and completed the Stanford Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.


Alignment Healthcare is redefining the business of health care by shifting the focus from payments to people. We've created a new model for health care delivery that cuts costs and improves lives by unraveling the inefficiencies of the current system to drive patients, providers and payers toward a common goal of wellness. Harnessing best practices from Medicare Advantage, our innovative data-management technology allows us to commit to caring for seniors and those who need it most: the chronically ill and frail. With offices and care centers across the country, Alignment Healthcare provides partners and patients with customized care and service where they need it and when they need it, including clinical coordination, risk management and technology facilitation. Alignment Healthcare offers HMO plan options to California residents through the Alignment Health Plan, and partners with select health plans in North Carolina and Florida to help deliver better benefits at lower costs. For more information, please visit

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