New COO at axialHealthcare

Former Evolent exec also led Silvercare

By Geert De Lombaerde

A veteran executive of Evolent Health and Silvercare Solutions, among others, has been named COO of pain management and opioid data firm axialHealthcare.

Frazer Buntin comes to axialHealthcare after working as COO of local value-based manager Episode Solutions for about half a year. Before that, he spent nearly six years at population health manager Evolent, most recently as president of value-based services, and was CEO of Silvercare for more than four years starting in 2009. At axialHealthcare, he will oversee all operations, account management and information technology work.

“I am excited to join axialHealthcare as we help solve a national problem with significant quality of life, community, and financial implications,” Buntin said in a release. “The passion of the employees for engaging providers and patients in a meaningful way is energizing, and I look forward to building a great company together.”

Word of Buntin’s arrival comes a few months after axialHealthcare CEO Carter Paine and his team announced they had closed on a $15 million funding round and hired Chief Medical Officer Dirk Wales. That funding is helping the company refine its services to focus on a care coordination platform that connects patients dealing with substance use disorder with treatment, recovery specialists and community resources.

“We’re thrilled to have Dirk and Frazer onboard — both of them have made an immediate impact,” Paine said. “They are incredibly strong and experienced executives, and their interest in joining axialHealthcare is indicative of the significant opportunity in front of us, the strength of the team we have in place, and the worthiness of our mission.”

via the Nashville Post

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