DENVER - December 5, 2011 - The TriZetto Group, Inc. today announced that it has named Pierre Samec executive vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) and a member of the company's leadership cabinet. Joining TriZetto from Expedia, Inc., Samec will have overall responsibility for driving innovation, technological productivity, enhanced integration and long-term solution development roadmaps.
"Pierre's more than 20 years of technology leadership and expertise will be invaluable in advancing a comprehensive, integrated solution portfolio that continues to help healthcare organizations meet their business goals," said Trace Devanny, chairman and chief executive officer of TriZetto. "Adding further depth to our development of a world-class leadership team, Pierre will help TriZetto move upstream in the provider markets and re-platform solutions to meet our payer customers' needs now and well into the future."
"With technology-enabled solutions that touch more than half of the U.S. population and the broad reach of a solution portfolio across both payers and providers, TriZetto is well positioned as a unique, strategic technology partner for the healthcare market," said Samec. "I look forward to leveraging my technology expertise to help TriZetto drive further cost and quality improvements in the healthcare industry."
Samec served as executive vice president and CTO at Expedia, where he led the company's successful evolution to a modern, highly productive technology organization with robust processes and an innovative service-oriented architecture. Earlier in his career, Samec held the position of vice president, quality operations and services, at Business Objects, Inc.,
where he led the product group's re-start after three years without a major release and drove process implementations that transformed Business Objects into a top-10 worldwide software engineering development firm prior to its acquisition by SAP. Shortly after receiving his Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University, Samec founded PetroVision, a company that leveraged supercomputer technology and database technology to enable reservoir modeling for oil and gas exploration in complex areas.
TriZetto provides world-class healthcare IT software and service solutions that drive administrative efficiency, improve the cost and quality of care, and increase payer and provider collaboration and connectivity. TriZetto solutions, many of which are patented or patent-pending, touch half the U.S. insured population and reach more than 21,000 physician practices. TriZetto's payer offerings include enterprise and component software, application hosting and management, business process outsourcing services and consulting. Provider offerings, delivered through TriZetto's Gateway EDI wholly owned subsidiary, include tools and services that monitor, catch and fix claims issues before they can impact a practice. TriZetto's integrated payer-provider platform will enable deployment of promising new models of post-reform healthcare. For information, visit www.trizetto.com.