CenCal Health Welcomes Chief Information Officer Barrie Parker

April 13, 2016
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SANTA BARBARA/SAN LUIS OBISPO — CenCal Health is pleased to welcome Barrie Parker as the new Chief Information Officer. Parker has more than 30 years of technology experience and 14 years of experience at the senior executive level in the insurance and healthcare sectors.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Barrie as our new Chief Information Officer,” said Bob Freeman, CEO of CenCal Health. “In his role, he will oversee our technology infrastructure to ensure it meets the needs of our growing number of members and provider network.”

He most recently served as the Chief Information Officer at the Community Health Alliance in Knoxville, Tenn. and Consumers Choice Health Plan in Charleston, S.C., where he directed all information technology operations. At Consumers’ Choice Health Plan, Parker also served as Senior Vice President of Operations and oversaw provider relations, eligibility, claims, member services, marketing, clinical operations and administration.

Prior to joining the Community Health Alliance and Consumers Choice Health Plan, Parker served as the Chief Technology Officer at Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company in Algona, Iowa, the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation in Baton Rogue, La. and the Stirling Cooke Insurance Corporation in Dallas, Texas and London. He has also served as an independent IT consultant and Vice President of Systems Re-engineering at CIGNA Corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Parker obtained his Masters of Art from Rowan University and Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine.

About CenCal Health: CenCal Health is the largest local insurer in the region, providing health coverage for approximately 20 percent of residents in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. CenCal Health coverage is accepted by the vast majority of local health providers. CenCal Health also provides education and assistance to its members in order to reduce potential health problems from chronic illness such as diabetes and asthma. For more information, visit www.cencalhealth.org. Find CenCal Health on Facebook.

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