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Applied Pathways Names Steve Lefar Chief Executive Officer

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Applied Pathways LLC, a leader in Enterprise Knowledge Management for healthcare, today announced that healthcare industry veteran Steve Lefar has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and will join its Board of Directors.  Founder and current CEO John Feldman will continue in an operating role as Chairman of the Board.

Lefar, 49, is an accomplished C-level executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience in the healthcare information technology industry and a reputation for building companies that become a part of the fabric of the industry.  Lefar comes to Applied Pathways following his 4-year tenure as President and CEO of analytics firm Sg2, which was acquired by MedAssets in 2015.

Lefar’s experience in the healthcare IT industry will accelerate Applied Pathways’ mission to improve healthcare delivery effectiveness through an interoperable and system-agnostic platform for curating, managing and integrating best practices and evidence into complex clinical and operational workflow.  Healthcare organizations across the country use Applied Pathways Enterprise Knowledge Management today to improve the efficiency and accuracy of telehealth, nurse triage, case and utilization management, point-of-care decision support, self-help portals and scheduling, as well as new technologies such as chat bots and interactive devices.

“Steve is a highly respected industry leader and an ideal fit for Applied Pathways as we seek to build upon a period of incredible growth,” said Feldman.  “He has an impeccable track record of accelerating and scaling businesses while delivering impactful, patient-centric solutions for healthcare.  I am thrilled to have him on our team.”

Lefar’s 25-year career demonstrates proven expertise across critical healthcare information technology specialties including analytics, content management, consulting, strategy, and developing software-as-a-service (SAAS) solutions.  At Sg2, Lefar led a transformation of the company into a recurring-revenue analytics and content firm while driving dramatic returns prior to its sale to MedAssets.  Before joining Sg2, he was President of MediRegs, a pioneer in SAAS applications and content for the healthcare compliance space that was acquired by WoltersKluwer.

“We provided growth capital to Applied Pathways because of John’s vision and success,”  said Ezra Mehlman at Health Enterprise Partners, the company’s first institutional investor. “Steve’s track record of repeatedly building great franchises with founders is simply unique.”

Lefar stated, “I share John’s vision for helping the industry achieve the Triple AIM of healthcare- improving experience of care; improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita cost.  John and his team have shown we can integrate best- and enterprise-specific practices into algorithms and workflows that help our clients improve the care of hundreds of millions of consumers and create value for healthcare organizations across the country.  I look forward to building upon that proven success and taking Applied Pathways to the next level.”


About Applied Pathways

Applied Pathways’ cloud-based clinical rules modeling and Enterprise Knowledge Management for Healthcare technology facilitates the development and distribution of interoperable, EMR-agnostic decision support and quality management solutions. Applied Pathways’ Curion Platform enables clinicians and business users to centrally develop, manage, and curate institutional knowledge and clinical best practices, for integration in third-party systems or Applied Pathways’ suite of applications. For more information, visit



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