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Upfront COO named a Top 35 Leader in Digital Health

Soh Top Leaders Carrie Kozlowski

Chicago, IL – 06/24/2024 – Upfront Healthcare, the healthcare technology company behind the industry’s leading patient engagement platform, is pleased to announce that its co-founder and COO, Carrie Kozlowski, has been named a top digital health leader by Slice of Healthcare. She’s one of just 35 individuals to be recognized for her significant contributions to healthcare innovation in 2024.

The Top Leaders in Digital Health list, compiled annually by Slice of Healthcare, honors some of the most accomplished and influential figures who are redefining the digital health space. This year’s honorees were selected from over 400 nominations following an extensive research process that spanned more than six months. Selection criteria included industry impact and experience, funding, successful partnerships, and whether they exhibit the elusive “it” factor. Honorees include health system executives, serial entrepreneurs, first-time founders and seasoned leaders.

“I’m honored to be selected; but even more importantly, I’m grateful for the recognition it brings to our mission at Upfront Healthcare,” said Kozlowski. “As we continue to reimagine the patient experience — anchoring on equity, access, and outcomes — this reinforces our determination to make a meaningful impact in the lives of patients and the broader healthcare system.”

With over 25 years of healthcare experience, Carrie has combined her practical clinical knowledge as an occupational therapist with entrepreneurship and business acumen to lead strategy, operations, and talent development across multiple digital health startups. She’s devoted the bulk of her career to helping organizations drive health initiatives that close care gaps and enable equitable access to healthcare. Carrie’s passion lies in ensuring all patients receive the care they need, a vision she has relentlessly pursued since co-founding Upfront Healthcare in 2016 alongside CEO Ben Albert.

Under Carrie’s leadership, Upfront is reimagining patient engagement with an enterprise-level platform that breaks the barriers standing between patients and their care. By leveraging behavioral science and a proprietary psychographic data model, Upfront enables its partners to deliver hyper-personalized healthcare experiences that activate and motivate patients, win loyalty, and drive better operational and clinical outcomes.

To date, the company has helped more than 1,000 healthcare locations across the United States increase patient engagement over 2x the industry average. Upfront’s personalized, automated, and omnichannel outreach campaigns have closed critical care gaps, reversed disparities by screening rates in hardship zip codes by over 3.7%, and improved community health with a 50%+ increase in patients’ medication adherence.

“We spent months researching the nominees and are so excited to finally announce the 2024 Top Leaders in Digital Health award,” said Jared S. Taylor, founder at Slice of Healthcare. “Thank you to the honorees for continuing to impact digital health. We are excited for what the future holds!”

For more information about Slice of Healthcare and the 2024 Top 35 Digital Health Leaders, please visit sliceofhealthcare.com. For more information about Upfront Healthcare, visit upfronthealthcare.com.

About Upfront Healthcare

Upfront is a mission-driven healthcare 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 https://upfronthealthcare.com.

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