1upHealth Announces New Chief Technology Officer

Data technology expert brings deep data and computer science experience to oversee technology strategy and innovation in healthcare interoperability

BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 7, 2022 – 10 a.m. ET 1upHealth, a modern FHIR® data platform and health data cloud, announced today that Pieter De Leenheer has joined the executive team as the chief technology officer. Pieter will oversee the company’s technology strategy and capabilities including platform engineering, architecture, data science, technical support, and more.

In his new role, Pieter will grow the engineering team and the technical capabilities across 1upHealth to support the security, scalability, and open data access requirements that the 1up data cloud provides to its customers.

“With Pieter’s extensive background in computer science, data innovation, and early-stage companies, we are excited to have him lead our technology team through our next phase of company growth,” said Joe Gagnon, CEO of 1upHealth. “His leadership experience from Collibra and guidance on data architecture will significantly impact 1upHealth’s customers as we continue to define the health data cloud for this industry in the coming years.”

Pieter brings 20 years of deep technical expertise and experience in building next generation technologies that solve critical business problems at scale. Prior to 1upHealth, Pieter was the chief technology officer at ZenOptics, an analytics catalog and governance software company. Pieter also previously founded Collibra, a data intelligence platform where he was the chief science officer for more than 12 years. Pieter managed the growth of Collibra’s technology departments as they raised over $500M in total funding and expanded to over 500 global customers. He has held academic positions at Harvard Business School, Columbia University, and San Diego Supercomputer Center and currently serves as an advisor to the European Commission.

“The company vision at 1upHealth is exciting as we are modernizing the platforming of data for connectivity and computing using FHIR® to drive needed change and innovation in healthcare interoperability,” said Pieter De Leenheer, CTO of 1upHealth. “I am thrilled to be leading the engineering team as we work to help solve healthcare’s complex technical challenges and transform the future of healthcare technology.”

1upHealth plans to continue to grow its executive leadership and launch new capabilities in 2023 to enable its customers to leverage a cloud-data strategy that unlocks their data using the FHIR® standard. In today’s world, it’s crucial for health plans, providers, CROs, digital health companies, the government, vendor partners, and more to utilize data that is high quality and easy to access to improve quality, care, and the overall patient experience. 

About 1upHealth 

1upHealth is a modern health data platform for healthcare enterprises to connect, control and compute healthcare data. Health plans, providers, biopharma, and digital health companies use 1upHealth’s platform to transform legacy data to the FHIR® standard, driving population-level analytics and improving patient outcomes. Founded in 2017 with the vision of becoming the most trusted interoperability network, 1upHealth is connected to more than 10,000 clinical and payer endpoints and covers over 280 million patients throughout the U.S. 

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