Pamela Coleman has been named senior vice president of government programs at Inspiris, the Brentwood-based provider of care management systems focused on chronically ill, frail and elderly patients.
Coleman recently retired as deputy director of the Medicaid/CHIP division of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. In that job, she ran programs serving more than 3 million people.
"Pam worked with Texas Medicaid programs for nearly three decades and developed a chronic care model of health care delivery that is a model for the nation," said Inspiris CEO Mike Tudeen. "Pam's experience aligns with our goal to make [our] programs available to the Medicare and Medicaid populations nationwide."
Twelve-year-old Inspiris works with health plans in eight states and is projecting growth of about 30 percent this year.
"I am passionate about what INSPIRIS is doing to lower costs while enhancing care for the chronically ill through home based care and coordinated service delivery. This focus on primary care management and community based services is an important component of an improved health care system."