The accolades highlight Zimmerman’s leadership impact and reflect Upfront’s commitment to achieving health equity and patient engagement innovation
CHICAGO (September 21, 2023) — Upfront Healthcare, a leader in patient engagement technology, today announced that Dr. Lindsay Zimmerman, Ph.D, MPH, and vice president of the company’s Bartosch Patient Activation Institute, has been honored with three prestigious industry awards. The accolades — from Healthcare Innovation, Managed Healthcare Executives, and Crain’s Chicago Business — demonstrate Zimmerman’s dedication and innovative work around achieving health equity and keeping patients engaged in their care.
The Bartosch Patient Activation Institute is Upfront’s applied research center, drawing upon research, data insights, and behavioral science and design to minimize patient activation barriers and promote health outcomes. As vice president of the Institute, Dr. Zimmerman has been instrumental in shaping research and initiatives to support and advance industry-leading best practices in activation – embedding them directly into the company’s technology to drive outcomes for Upfront’s healthcare enterprise partners.
Zimmerman’s recent slate of awards include:
- Healthcare Innovation’s inaugural 40 Under 40 list, recognizing healthcare professionals who are making significant contributions to their organization’s success.
- Managed Healthcare Executives 2023 Emerging Leaders in Healthcare Award, celebrating early and mid-career health leaders who have made substantial strides in their respective careers.
- Crain’s Chicago Business 2023 Notable Women in STEM, honoring women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics roles and effecting change in their industry and community.
Zimmerman was additionally honored for her role in Upfront’s work with OSF Healthcare, where she applied evidence-based research and behavioral design to identify access barriers and used hyper-personalized outreach to close breast cancer screening care gaps, preventing potential deaths and advanced disease for more than 50,000 patients.
She was also celebrated for her on-the-ground work in the Chicago metro area, including prior roles at Cook County Health, and nonprofit positions with the Cook County Health Foundation and The Night Ministry.
“I am honored to be recognized by three prestigious publications, Healthcare Innovation, Managed Healthcare Executive, and Crain’s Chicago Business, for my work using data, technology, and design to empower patients to become partners in their care. It’s all driven by my deep commitment to improving the human experience, to create actionable tools to activate patients and advance health equity,” said Zimmerman. “Congratulations to my fellow recipients working hard to effect change in their respective communities and industries. I look forward to continuing my work at Upfront to empower patients in their healthcare journey.”
Zimmerman’s recent achievements reflect Upfront’s broader commitment to building a future-ready technology company anchored in healthcare. The company, founded by healthcare entrepreneurs Carrie Kozlowski and Ben Albert, is deeply invested in developing scalable patient engagement solutions through its innovative single enterprise platform. This year, the company’s efforts to break healthcare’s status quo landed it a coveted spot in the top 4% of the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies.
Since coming aboard Upfront in 2021, Zimmerman’s healthcare expertise and unique, interdisciplinary approach have elevated Upfront’s capacity to motivate patients to get the care they need, inspiring numerous healthcare enterprises to invest in their own patient activation success.
“We are proud to celebrate Lindsay’s well-deserved award wins that set her apart as a healthcare innovator,” said Carrie Kozlowski, COO at Upfront Healthcare. “Her relentless dedication to breaking down the barriers that stand between patients and their ability to access the care they deserve embodies the Upfront ethos, and we are thrilled to have her as a key leader now and in the future.”
Upfront is a mission-driven healthcare technology company delivering tangible outcomes to leading healthcare systems and provider groups. Its patient engagement platform makes each patient feel seen, guiding their care experience through personalized outreach. The backbone of the Upfront experience is its data engine, which analyzes clinical, sociodemographic, and patient-reported data. These insights, along with its advanced psychographic segmentation model, allow Upfront to individually activate patients to get the care they need while building a meaningful relationship between the patient and their health system. Upfront is rooted in partnership, leveraging best-in-class healthcare expertise to maximize the impact of technology and deliver a next-generation patient experience. To learn more, visit upfronthealthcare.com.