David Zona has joined IPRO as Senior Director of Managed Care Analytics. In this role, Zona will lead the analytics staff that support IPRO’s Managed Care Department and External Quality Review Organization (EQRO) clients. IPRO is an EQRO in 11 states and Puerto Rico, evaluating the quality, timeliness, and access to health care services provided by managed care plans to Medicaid beneficiaries.
Zona has extensive experience with managed care data, analytics, HEDIS, and operations, having held leadership roles at Geisinger Health Plan, Centene Corporation, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, MVP Healthcare, and Preferred Care. He earned a bachelor’s degree as well as a Master of Business Administration at the University of Rochester. He holds a number of certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP), Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt), and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). At IPRO, he will help drive analytic product development and service delivery and will help advance the organization’s capabilities in predictive modeling and other types of artificial intelligence.
“We are excited to welcome David to our growing Data and Analytics team,” said Herman Jenich, Senior Vice President, Chief Data & Analytics Officer at IPRO. “The skills and experience he brings to IPRO will enhance the work we do overseeing the quality of care delivered by managed care companies.”
A native of Rochester, Zona currently resides in upstate Greece, New York.