Former U.S. Department of Commerce Data Strategist Assumes Role in
Accelerating Customer-centric Technology Innovations
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2017--
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), announced today that Ian Kalin has joined
the organization in the role of chief data officer. Mr. Kalin brings
more than 15 years of experience modernizing highly complex, regulated
systems in the private and public sectors. Prior to eHealth, Mr. Kalin
was the first chief data officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce.
eHealth operates eHealth.com, the nation’s first and largest private
online health insurance exchange.
In his role, Mr. Kalin assumes leadership of all data operations for
eHealth, including unlocking new applications for eHealth’s data assets
and empowering customers with the information they need to navigate
important healthcare decisions.
“I’m very pleased to announce Ian’s appointment as chief data officer, a
role well served by his extraordinary record of data-driven
innovations,” said Scott Flanders, CEO of eHealth. “Ian’s leadership and
experience build on eHealth’s rich history of being a trusted provider
of health insurance information and discovering new ways to empower our
As chief data officer, Mr. Kalin’s role is cross-functional and
enterprise-wide. In addition to leveraging business intelligence to
improve operations and optimize products, he oversees research into the
development of new data services to revolutionize the health care
industry. Mr. Kalin also manages the creation of a new data science
practice designed to equip eHealth’s industry-leading health insurance
specialists with today’s most powerful digital technologies. eHealth
job opportunities are posted now for this new data science team. Mr.
Kalin brings his experience working in heavily regulated data
environments to all these initiatives.
“I believe eHealth’s immense data resources can be used to create new,
innovative tools and efficiencies for consumers,” said Mr.
Kalin. “eHealth.com is an amazing, vast marketplace full of insurance
products with more than 15 years of data that we can use to help people
take control of their health care.”
A seasoned data tactician, Mr. Kalin comes to eHealth with a wealth of
experience from both the private and public sectors. As the U.S.
Department of Commerce’s first chief data officer he oversaw data
strategy and pioneered new products that transformed the way government
agencies accomplish their missions. As a former Presidential Innovation
Fellow, Mr. Kalin led the U.S. Energy Data Initiative, leveraging open
data to spur entrepreneurship, empower citizens and support economic
growth. He also acted as a consultant to Google and had leadership roles
in data and clean-tech start-ups. Mr. Kalin began his career in the U.S.
Navy, where he served as a counter-terrorism officer and a nuclear
Mr. Kalin holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics from
Georgetown University and a master’s degree in engineering management
from Old Dominion University. He was also awarded the Robert Seamans
Fellowship from Harvard Kennedy School for leadership in technology and
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) owns eHealth.com, a
leading private online health insurance exchange where individuals,
families and small businesses can compare health insurance products from
leading insurers side by side and purchase and enroll in coverage
online. eHealth offers thousands of individual, family and small
business health plans underwritten by many of the nation's leading
health insurance companies. eHealth (through its subsidiaries) is
licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District
of Columbia. eHealth also offers educational resources and powerful
online and pharmacy-based tools to help Medicare beneficiaries
navigate Medicare health insurance options, choose the right plan and
enroll in select plans online through Medicare.com (www.Medicare.com),
and PlanPrescriber.com (www.PlanPrescriber.com).
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