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Mana Health Taps Nita Stella as Head of Product Strategy

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Strategic product development expert joins healthcare transformation leader

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mana Health, a leading healthcare technology company that has developed an award-winning patient health portal designed to empower patients and support healthcare transformation, announced today that Nita Stella, a healthcare veteran with more than 20 years of experience in product and strategy development and management, has joined their expanding team. Previously, she served as senior vice president for product development at ActiveHealth Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aetna. At ActiveHealth, Nita led the development and management of all new products and online initiatives, including the web portal for patient use that was rolled out for ActiveHealth and Aetna.

"Well before Nita came to Mana Health, we were aware of the great things she was doing in the industry to improve healthcare for consumers through the use of technology," said Raj Amin, co-founder and executive chairman, Mana Health. "Nita's extensive experience in healthcare strategy and product development make her a most welcome addition to our team, particularly as Mana Health continues to expand our product portfolio."

In her new role, Ms. Stella's primary focus will be on product strategy development, working closely with the Mana Health development team to construct the most effective, user-friendly and beneficial tools for both clinicians and patients. Prior to her role at ActiveHealth, Nita was vice president of consumer strategy at CVS Caremark and assistant vice president of product management at Consumer Health Interactive. A published researcher on patient portals, Nita has also held senior positions at NYU Medical Center, Ernst and Young Health Care Consulting, and Kaiser Permanente. Ms. Stella brings diverse experience in large and small healthcare enterprises, start-ups and mature companies in exit or acquisition phases.

"My previous roles in consumer healthcare technology have enabled me to bring a variety of extremely relevant expertise to a healthcare market in need of advocates," said Ms. Stella. "I am proud to join a company with such a strong dedication to transforming patient care and a focus to becoming an advocate for healthcare transformation."

About Mana Health
Mana Health is a healthcare technology company that uses data to make healthcare work better. Based in New York City, their team is comprised of experts from across healthcare, software development, consumer experience, and analytics. Mana Health's first product, the Mana Patient Gateway, offers an engaging experience that empowers patients through their HIE, hospital, and employer data. Mana Health's innovative portal designs won the Patient Portal for New Yorkers Design Challenge. To learn more about Mana Health, visit www.manahealth.com.

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