LOUISVILLE, Ky., & BOSTON – Humana will create a digital health and analytics innovation hub to expand its technology, digital health and analytics capabilities.
The insurer is establishing the Humana Studio H, a center for digital health and analytics that will focus on pioneering new products and services that will then be developed for use across the organization. Led by Heather Cox as the chief digital health and analytics officer, Studio H is expected to employ as many as 250 individuals at a Boston location within the next five years.
“What we’re developing in Boston is a critical capability that can help Humana leap forward and overcome friction points to create a simplified, connected and personalized health care experience for our members and the physicians and others who provide their care,” said Bruce Broussard, Humana president and CEO, in a statement. “Digital technology and analytics are building blocks for devising products, tools and services that deliver on the promise of whole-person health care, and Heather Cox has the experience, vision and drive to innovate and boldly lead Humana’s efforts in these important areas.”
Cox brings 25 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as chief technology and digital officer at USAA.
In addition to the digital health and analytics group, a team of individuals focused on creating a new health experience for seniors will also reside in Studio H under the direction of Beth Bierbower, who has been with the company in a number of senior-level leadership positions.
“I look forward to collaborating with Heather as we work to bring next-generation products to life at Humana,” said Bierbower, president of this new Humana initiative, in a statement. “I’m confident that Humana members will appreciate what we come together to develop.”
Humana Studio H will be housed in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood, where Humana has leased 40,000 square feet of office space on two floors. The company expects to complete the project in the summer of 2019.