Kris Jamsa Joins BridgeHealth as Chief Technology Officer

BridgeHealth Expands Its Executive Team

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#bestsurgeons–BridgeHealth, an industry-leading provider of surgical advocacy and centers of excellence (COE) programs, announced today that Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA has joined its executive team as Chief Technology Officer.

Jamsa brings extensive computing and healthcare knowledge and experience to BridgeHealth. He has previously served as chief information officer for a publicly traded healthcare company, chief technology officer for a healthcare startup that leveraged innovative solutions to put patients in control of their electronic medical records, and vice president of product for a healthcare-data-science company. Most recently, he was the Distinguished Enterprise Architect for Cox Automotive.

Leveraging his entrepreneurial spirit, Jamsa successfully grew two companies from startup through acquisition. A life-long learner, Jamsa holds a doctorate in Computer Science, a second doctorate in Education, an MBA, and four additional master’s degrees (Computer Science, Information Security, Project Management, and Education). He earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force Academy. Jamsa has authored 115 books on all aspects of programming, computing, and security, and he is currently working on his most recent book titled Data Mining and Analytics.

Jamsa will report to Mark Stadler, BridgeHealth’s President and CEO, and oversee all information-technology and data-science solutions, system security, and business-intelligence capabilities for BridgeHealth.

“Kris is highly regarded in the technology and academic worlds as an inspiring and transformational leader and will be responsible for further growing and developing BridgeHealth’s technology, security, data and business intelligence infrastructure to drive overall company success as we bring on additional Fortune 100 companies as clients in the coming year,” said Stadler. “I am pleased that he is joining our dynamic team.”

“BridgeHealth is transforming how healthcare is delivered and how patients are treated – emotionally, financially, and clinically – starting with planned surgery,” said Jamsa. “I’m excited to join the BridgeHealth team. I look forward to leveraging data and technology to build a “smarter” business that supports our team in creating better healthcare experiences for our clients and their members as well as our provider partners.”

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About BridgeHealth

BridgeHealth ( is a provider of value-based healthcare services that guide members to surgical Centers of Excellence nationwide. Its bundled rates allow self-insured group health plans to improve the quality and outcomes of surgery while reducing costs from 30% to 50% on average per procedure. Members are supported through concierge-level care coordination, eliminating the stress of planning and preparing for surgery. Our top-level member experience is evident in our consistent 90+ Net Promoter Scores.


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