John G. Murtha

John Murtha sets the strategic direction for IBM’s Global Health Plan Segment and works with priority accounts envisioning next generation health plans, including single payer initiatives globally. 

IBM Global Government, Healthcare & Life Sciences group is charged with working with IBM’s Distinguished Engineers, Brand Leaders, Quantum Network, and extensive portfolio of patented technologies to determine how best to deploy these to deliver Healthcare’s Quadruple Aim. A critical element of IBM’s strategy long term strategy is industry focus – and creating platforms that enable Providers of care to make optimal decisions for their patients that is founded on research and member’s personal preferences. 

A twenty year health plan industry veteran, John has led several large scale transformation initiatives that extensively used technology, and reengineered processes. Prior to joining IBM, he was the Chief Operating Officer with full profit and loss responsibility of VNS CHOICE Health Plans a $1.7B entity which offered multiple Medicare and Medicaid lines of business, including Select Health and HIV Special Needs Plan with the highest HIV Suppression Rate in the country. John earned an MBA in Finance as well as a Masters in Public Health in Effectiveness and Outcomes Research from Columbia University. 

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