PE-owned Symphony Performance Health hires new chief medical officer

Symphony Performance Health, which is owned by Symphony Technology Group, has named Dr. David S. Hanekom as chief medical officer. Hanekom is the former chief medical officer and vice president of medical management of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Symphony Performance Health is a provider of best-in-class information, analytics and technology solutions for health network clients.


Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014
Symphony Performance Health (SPH), a company that empowers healthcare transformation by providing best-in-class information, analytics and technology solutions announced today the appointment of David S. Hanekom, M.D., FACP, CMPE, as Chief Medical Officer of the company. Dr. Hanekom joins SPH with thirty years’ experience in healthcare, healthcare IT and analytics.
Al Vega, CEO of SPH says, “We are excited to have Dr. Hanekom join us as our new chief medical officer. David brings a wealth of knowledge as an actual provider of patient centered medical homes, and the growing information needs of providers and payers around transforming clinical quality of care and reducing costs. As both a director and executive of a highly regarded payer organization he brings a great quantity of positive, on the ground experience to his new role.”
“I am excited to be joining a leadership team and organization with the depth of experience, track record, and capabilities expressed in the creation of Symphony Performance Health,” said Dr. Hanekom.
Dr. Hanekom is well regarded for his efforts in the development of novel approaches assisting payers and providers better manage their patient populations, improve quality of care and reduce costs. Dr. Hanekom has served as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Management of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, where he supervised a spectrum of medical management activities, including utilization review, case management, mental health services, chiropractic services, medical policy, pharmacy, wellness, quality assurance, referral management and health informatics. Hanekom joined BCBSND in 2007 as a medical director in Medical Management. Dr. Hanekom designed and implemented the nationally acclaimed MediQHome Quality Program in North Dakota.
Prior to Dr. Hanekom’s joining Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, he served as an internal medicine physician at Sanford Southpointe Clinic in Fargo, where he was involved in ambulatory and hospital-based internal medicine. He also practiced palliative care in the Palliative Care Unit at Sanford South University, and was Director of Chronic Disease with a focus on ambulatory diabetes care throughout the health system. He earned his medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand medical school and received post-graduate training in family medicine at the Medical University of Southern Africa and in internal medicine at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
SPH was founded through the merger of Voyance Health and MDdatacor, and is part of a larger ecosystem of healthcare solutions companies that bring together industry-leading solutions to help payers, providers and health networks improve their performance, productivity, and profitability by delivering high-value data, analytics, and innovative performance solutions. SPH’s health and life sciences ecosystem includes Symphony Health Solutions (, Evidera (, and Archimedes (
Symphony Performance Health is owned by Symphony Technology Group (STG), a strategic private equity firm that makes long-term investments in its companies to build long-term value for customers. STG is a global leader in data management and analytics with 15,000 portfolio employees across North America, Europe, and Asia. The company’s deep commitment to customer-driven innovation and partnership starts with its Chairman, Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, and is shared throughout the company to all its employees.
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About Symphony Performance Health
Symphony Performance Health helps clients achieve growth and enables a transformation of the healthcare ecosystem by providing best-in-class information, analytics and technology solutions with actionable insights. The company connects and integrates claims and clinical data, analytics and consulting, leveraging this rich data to deliver a comprehensive perspective on the real dynamics that drive business in the payer and provider markets. For more information, please visit