PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Transparent Health Marketplace, Inc. (THM), the leading transformative healthtech company, has announced that Senator Tom Harkin has become a valued advisor to its board and management team, effective immediately. As THM continues its growth and innovation, it is the addition of distinguished leaders like Senator Harkin that will help accelerate and advance the important mission of transparency for all in healthcare.
Senator Harkin represented Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985 and was a U.S. Senator from 1985 to 2015. Senator Harkin’s legislative career includes Healthcare Access and Reform, Labor and Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Retirement Security, Wellness and Nutrition, and Federal Farm Policy.
“Having been involved in health policy for nearly 30 years in the U.S. Senate, I see THM as fulfilling three long sought goals: transparency, accuracy, and timeliness in the delivery of healthcare, for patients, providers and payors,” said Senator Harkin.
Senator Harkin served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. He currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the National Committee for Social Security and Medicare. Since his retirement from the U.S. Senate, Senator Harkin has served on various boards, and as Senior Advisor to the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement (harkininstitute.org), at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
“We are excited to have Senator Harkin join our team at this critical time for tangible healthcare reform and change on a national level,” said Munawar Ali, Chairman of THM’s Board of Directors. “We know that THM’s technology will be part of the change to deliver access, affordability and improved outcomes for all.”
About Transparent Health Marketplace, Inc.
Transparent Health Marketplace (THM) operates Opyn Market, the first marketplace of its kind to provide real-time price transparency and analytics with the ability to easily shop, book and pay for medical services in healthcare and workers’ compensation. The simple, intuitive digital platform automates scheduling, billing, and payment processes to give providers more time to deliver quality healthcare to their patients. Opyn Market delivers increased speed to care, cost savings, growth opportunities, access to affordable quality healthcare, and through Opyn Insights, actionable data that empowers payors and providers to create value-based relationships and optimize their business.