About Longitude Health

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Inspired Journey.

Journeys are rarely undertaken without inspiration. The same holds true of oneís journey towards health. Physicians want to improve it. Employers want to insure it. You want to keep it. But it can be elusive, because improving health requires a change in behavior. And, that requires motivation.

Thatís where Longitude Health comes in. We provide incentive-driven health and productivity management solutions that encourage employers, physicians, health coaches, consumers and peers to collaborate on their journey to improved health.

Here are the ways Longitude Health can benefit you:

  • Employers reduce total health expenses while improving and rewarding employee health, productivity, performance and attendance.
  • Consumers take ownership of their health. The more informed they are, the more empowered they are to ask smart questions, make smart decisions, and take responsibility for their own health.
  • Physicians improve patient care and adhere to evidence-based guidelines.

Longitude Health delivers these benefits by inspiring employees, consumers and patients to achieve real health improvement with MyHealthVillage.com and their personal HealthGuide, which educates, motivates and rewards them to exercise, eat right and practice healthy lifestyles.

Management Team

Tracy W. Korman
Chief Executive Officer
Tracy has 19 years in medical publishing, telecommunications, management consulting and leading startups. Formerly Executive Vice President and General Manager for Ovid Technologies, a subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer, Tracy was responsible for driving new growth strategies and product introductions that reestablished market leadership for the leading aggregator of health and medical content and applications. Tracy was also the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Strategy for Broadview Networks, where he developed the brand, built the product line, established the sales channels and architected the service model for this leading competitive local exchange carrier. Before that, Tracy worked at Booz |Allen & Hamilton where he provided strategic consulting to Fortune 100 clients. Tracy earned a BA from Swarthmore College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jan Swaney M.D., M.S.P.H, F.A.C.P.
Chairwoman and Chief Medical Officer
Jan has 20 years experience as a practicing physician, medical school professor and managed care senior executive. Most recently, Jan served as Chief Medical Officer for Missouri Care Health Plan, a Medicaid HMO, where she created innovative disease management programs that drove cost containment and quality improvement. Currently, Jan is also a practicing internist and Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Missouri. Jan received her M.S.P.H. from the University of Missouri; and obtained her M.D. and residency at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine.

Raj Sadanand
VP Technology & Product Engineering
Raj has been building high volume enterprise applications for the finance, health care and e-commerce industries for more than 14 years. In his career, he has led key technology projects and initiatives at ADP, United Health Group, Quest Diagnostics and GiantBear, Inc managing multiple geographically dispersed teams. He has been the architect for several B2B and B2C applications that require complex rules-based expert systems. Raj earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Mysore University and an MBA in Operations Management from Indira Gandhi University, New Delhi.

Julie Stansfield, M.D.
VP Medical Operations
Julie has over 15 years of experience as a practicing internist and is on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she is a decorated teacher focusing on the needs of complex, chronically-ill patients with multiple co-morbidities in the outpatient setting. Julie completed medical school and residency training at the University of Missouri.

Professional Advisory Board

Jack Colwill, M.D. Professor Emeritus of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine; Member, Institute of Medicine; Former Director, Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Initiative and Member, Council on Graduate Medical Education

Vicki S. Conn Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. Potter Brinton Distinguished Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing-University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing, Columbia, MO; Editor, Western Journal of Nursing Research; Principal Investigator on $2.6 M in active research on adoption of exercise in management of chronic illness

Kevin D. Everett, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School, Columbia, MO; Principal Investigator on $3.2 M in active research trials on smoking cession

John M. Flack, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.H.A. Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine and Vice-President for Research, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI; Past-President, International Society on Hypertension in Blacks

Benjamin Francisco, Ph.D., R.N., P.N.P. Research Assistant Professor of Child Health and Director, IMPACT Asthma Development and Outreach, University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School, Columbia, MO; President, National Association of Asthma Educators

Timothy Gilligan, M.S., M.D. Associate Staff Physician and Co-Director of Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Kennon Sheldon, PhD Professor of Psychology, University of Missouri; NIMH Principal Investigator on positive psychology, self-determination theory and Co-Author, Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic: Motivating Physical and Mental Health

Betsy L. Thompson, M.D., Dr.P.H. Chief Medical Director, Luis Valley Health Maintenance Organization, Alamosa, CO; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Denver CO; former Chief, Statistics and Epidemiology Branch, Division of Prevention Research & Analytic Methods, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA

Fred E. Tonnies, M.S., F.A.S.H.P. Director of Pharmacy Fulton Regional Hospital; Independent Pharmacy Consultant Columbia, Missouri; Fellow, Wharton School Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Directors

Daniel C Vinson, M.D., M.S.P.H. Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School, Columbia, MO; Principal Investigator on numerous funded studies of early interventions in Alcohol Use Disorder

Board of Directors

Jan Swaney M.D. Chairwoman and CMO

Tracy W. Korman President and CEO

John Reno Former President, CEO and Chairman of Dynatech Corporation (NYSE) and a member of the Board of Directors for Millipore Coporation

Philip B. Smith Vice Chairman of IQ Venture Partners and former of Founder and CEO Citicorp Venture Capital

Richard Vietor President of R.R. Vietor, LLC and former Vice President of WebMD Corp and former Managing Director with Merrill Lynch

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