AdaptHealth Corp., a provider of home medical equipment (HME) in the United States, announced the appointment of Andy Palan as its first Chief Technology Officer.

Palan has more than 15 years of senior-level healthcare technology experience, including CVS Health (Head of Technology Strategy, Architecture & Innovation and Chief Technology Officer), Intarcia Therapeutics (Chief Business Technology & Information Officer), Accolade (Chief Information Officer), and Accenture (Senior Manager, Technology & Strategy). Palan also spent 11 years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

At AdaptHealth, Palan will be responsible for the Company’s enterprise-wide IT platform and spearhead the development of digital-first technology solutions that drive operational improvements, enhance efficiencies, heighten customer experience, and support M&A.

“AdaptHealth is a leader in the home medical equipment industry and I am honored to join the experienced team to further reimagine and enhance customer experiences from end-to-end,” says Palan. “I look forward to harnessing and leveraging business and IT best-practice solutions that improve how we operate today, while exploring applications of automation, analytics, lean supply chain, connected home, and digital business platforms.”

“We are excited to have Andy join our team,” says Josh Parnes, President of AdaptHealth. “We continue focus on applying technology to support our continued growth, build operational efficiencies, deliver enhanced value to our healthcare partners, and enrich our patient experience. We expect that Andy’s experience will help lead the next wave of digital transformation at AdaptHealth and we look forward to creating a digital-first HME company.”

Palan earned an M.S. in Systems Engineering & Information Technology Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Missouri. He serves as a board Director at the Green Electronics Council, Lighthouse Health & Wellness and local civic non-profits.