Mana Health is dedicated to streamlining data access, interoperability, and innovation in healthcare. Mana is a Hawaiian word that means “flowing energy.” We chose that word to represent what we do, because our mission is to help healthcare data flow more easily across the healthcare system (and our Co-Founder grew up in Hawaii). We began our journey in 2013, when we designed our award-winning patient portal around the idea that patients would bring their own data to create a unified health record. As value-based care accelerated, so did the need for greater innovation and interoperable solutions. We released our ManaCloud platform to support those broader needs to help power the future of healthcare the way we hope to see it evolve.
Mana Health is headquartered in New York City. Our team is made up of leading technologists and business operators who have many decades of experience across healthcare, secure data solutions, enterprise software, and operations. We are passionate about impacting the cost and quality of healthcare, and working with clients and partners who share that passion.
Co-Founder and CEO
Chris is a recognized thought leader and innovator in the world of healthcare data and interoperability. A son of two physicians, having grown up both in Italy and Hawaii, Chris learned from his parents that medical records provided immense amounts of information but not the insights they had expected. His early realization was that by combining medicine and computer science, raw data could be transformed into a highly effective and efficient tool to positively impact the health of patients on a massive scale. This realization was the foundation of Mana Health using the word “mana” in native Hawaiian which means “flowing energy.”
Chris has contributed to interoperability conversations at a national scale at the White House, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and in other important venues. He been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the NYU Presidential Service Award and the Harold Hertzberg Commencement Award. Chris was also honored to be a speaker at TEDxNYU 2012. He holds a B.A. in Neuroscience and Cell Biology, with a Minor in Cognitive Science from Rutgers University, and completed his M.S. in Computer Science from Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Chris is fluent in English, French and Italian.
Head of Engineering
Alex Apollonsky has over 20 years of technology leadership, software development, and project management expertise, reliably delivering mission-critical applications. Throughout his career Alex led many technology initiatives as Architect, CTO, and VP Engineering. Prior to joining Mana Health Alex led R&D at Bookish.com. Before that as CTO at Data Vision Group Alex led multiple high-visibility small government initiatives for City of New York and Philadelphia. We like to say Alex has worked on the kinds of data systems that he just can’t talk about or people with badges might show up here. Alex holds several US patents in the area of Business Intelligence/Knowledge Management. Alex is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Scrum Master. Alex holds Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from St. Petersburg Electrical Engineering University, Russia. He’s known also for his very healthy head of hair, managed for him by his very lovely wife.
Director of Integration and Client Success
Drew brings over 15 years of integration and project management expertise to Mana Health. Most recently he was Director of Integration at TigerText, a leading business in the secure messaging space supporting provider and patient based communication. Prior to that he managed large scale integration projects at Orion Health, handling every flavor of clinical data under the sun. He’s been working with HL7 before it was cool, and is known to be quite handy around the house (so we hear).