nTelagent names CEO

Former Data Advantage leader replaces founder Winter

nTelagent Inc., has named Hal Andrews CEO.

Andrews (pictured) replaces nTelagent founder Earl Winter, who remains on the revenue cycle manager's board of directors.

Andrews previously served as CEO of Data Advantage, a health care information technology company acquired by Press Ganey. During his tenure there, he led the launch of the Hospital Value Index, the first index to study the value of care delivered by U.S. hospitals to their patients.

Prior to his stint at DA, Andrews was co-founder of Mainland Morgan & Co, a holding company with interests in health care, information technology and real estate. Andrews also served as managing director of The Martin Companies, where he was responsible for leading the firm’s health care investment activities, including creation of the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund. He is also a board member at Seattle-based health care data analytics venture Medify (read more here).

Andrews earned undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University in history and real estate and is a graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Law.

“nTelagent’s technology solutions are needed more than ever in today’s healthcare environment and provide valuable benefits to industry stakeholders, including healthcare providers, payers and, most importantly, patients,” Andrews said in a release. “I look forward to working with Earl and the nTelagent team to further build the company’s success.”

Nashville-based nTelagent provides point-of-service solutions for managing accounts receivable that enable health care providers to settle accounts on the front end of the revenue cycle via real-time, customized scripts.