HRS is thrilled to welcome leader in nursing, Florence Kariuki, RN, BSN, MHA, FHELA to our growing team as Chief Clinical Officer.
As HRS Chief Clinical Officer, Kariuki will lead our clinical innovation and reimbursement strategies. Her focus will be on on articulating a clear vision of our clinical product offering, assisting in the development and execution of new product lines, and ensuring clinical quality is both maintained and accelerated as HRS scales.
“Engaging patients in their most comfortable environment and involving them in monitoring and managing their care is both a strategic and highly effective way to impact patient behavior and outcomes. I believe in identifying the key stakeholders and root cause issues in healthcare as the best resource to inform development of clinical innovation and solutions.
I am thrilled to join the HRS team working at the intersection of healthcare services and state-of-the-art technology to enable access to high-quality, best-in-class care. I look forward to leading the company’s development of clinical programs that optimize patient engagement towards better health outcomes.”
- Florence Kariuki, CCO
Kariuki joins the HRS executive team from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, where her work focused on innovation of Alternative Payment Programs, Value-Based Programming (PCMH, ACO, EOC), Population Health Management, Social Determinants of Health, Palliative Care, and Total Cost of Care Management strategies.
She has held critical care and maternal/child patient care positions at the Hackensack Meridian Health System.
“We are thrilled to welcome Florence and her incredible clinical expertise to HRS. The HRS platform is built for clinicians, by clinicians, with the patient experience at the center. Our goal is to maximize clinical enablement. Florence is the perfect person to lead us as we continue to advance this goal—that HRS products and services are delivered with clinicians and patients as the focus.”
- Jarrett Bauer, HRS CEO
Kariuki is a fellow with the New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy (NJ HELA), sponsored by the MSNJ, NJHA, and NJAHP. She is a task force member of the Conversations of Your Life (COYL) initiative by the NJHQI, and currently serves as an advisory board member for Prometheus Industry Analytics/Change Healthcare and Seton Hall University Alumni Boards.
Previously, Kariuki was a board member with the Health Coalition of Passaic County (HCPC) and New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute (NJHQI) Advisory Board.
She has held previous positions as a faculty assistant at Seton Hall University’s Nursing Program, faculty for the Center to Advance Palliative Care, and has been invited as a panelist or speaker at a variety of national conferences. Among other publications, Kariuki is recently featured as a co-author on the latest edition of a nursing graduate textbook, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 8th Edition, “Community Health Chapter.”
Kariuki graduated magna cum laude with a BSN from William Paterson University, and summa cum laude from Seton Hall University with a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA).
Welcome to the team, Florence!