Doug Ghertner and George Lazenby, IV, add significant expertise to the healthcare payer technology company’s board of directors

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 30, 2020 – ClarisHealth, the company transforming health plan operations with its comprehensive payment integrity technology platform Pareo®, today announced two additions to its Board of Directors. Doug Ghertner and George Lazenby, IV, both healthcare technology veterans, were approved unanimously.

Ghertner currently serves as the CEO of IVX Health, a national provider of infusion and injection therapy for individuals with chronic disease. He brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience to the Board, including senior leadership positions at CVS Health, Change Healthcare and Emdeon. As CEO of Change Healthcare, Ghertner oversaw its acquisition by Emdeon in 2014 and assumed the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer through 2017.

Lazenby co-founded and serves as CEO of OrderInsite, a provider of tools and advanced analytics to manage and control prescription drug inventory. He has more than 20 years of healthcare IT experience, including CEO of Emdeon, the nation’s largest health information network. Lazenby led Emdeon through a successful IPO in 2009 and sale in 2011. He also serves as a board member for Concert Genetics, ProxsysRx and CarePayment. 

In just three years, ClarisHealth has grown Pareo to tens of millions of health plan members supported by the platform today through leading national and regional payer partnerships. Given the company’s strong market momentum, leadership expects to exceed 100 million members supported by Pareo over the next 18 months.

“ClarisHealth has experienced rapid adoption of our leading platform Pareo®, and it is important for us to routinely tap into thought leaders who will help us navigate the opportunities of a fast-growing business. Doug and George each bring a unique and incredibly valuable perspective to our Board of Directors, ” said Jeff McNeese, CEO of ClarisHealth. “We credit the leadership of our Board with the strategic success of ClarisHealth and look forward to seeing that grow in the coming years under the guidance of proven leaders in our industry.”

Mr. Ghertner and Mr. Lazenby join co-founders Darby Brown and Jim Sohr, who formed the company in 2013 to bring unique technology-enabled solutions to the payment integrity industry. ClarisHealth works with leading health plans across the country to drive significantly higher recovery performance while maximizing productivity.

About ClarisHealth

ClarisHealth is the answer to the health plan industry’s siloed solutions and traditional models for identification and overpayment recovery services. ClarisHealth provides health plans and payers with total visibility into payment integrity operations through its proprietary advanced cost containment technology platform Pareo®. Pareo® enables health plans to maximize avoidance and recoveries at the most optimized cost for a 10x return on their software investment. For more information please visit


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