About Us

Reliable solutions that improve outcomes and add value.

For decades, Geisinger Health System has been a leader in re-engineering care delivery.


A leader in care delivery and healthcare innovations, Geisinger Health System has leveraged an approach to care delivery that has proven to enhance patient outcomes and reduce the total cost of care. This approach focuses on these components:

Geisinger’s care strategy has six components:


  • Use a team approach, with all members operating at the top of their licenses.
  • Ensure evidence-based best practices are reliably provided across the continuum of care.
  • Use data analytics to guide care redesign and delivery.
  • Provide clinical decision support at the point of care.
  • Eliminate costs that do not deliver benefits to patients.
  • Redeploy resources in ways that increase value to patients.
  • Implement value-based reimbursement.

Using this framework, Geisinger has successfully redesigned care for many chronic and acute diseases, conditions, and procedures. To share this innovative approach, in 2013, Geisinger launched xG Health Solutions to formalize and scale their innovations to support providers and payers who wanted to improve their care delivery performance.


xG Health Solutions enables healthcare organizations to optimize clinical and financial performance through proven care redesign and management, analytics and clinical content and decision support. We have roots in one of America’s most innovative and successful health systems, Geisinger Health System. As experts in care management, xG Health Solutions develops and implements the services and products needed to improve patient outcomes, reduce total cost of care, and enhance efficiency.


Our solutions span care management, care redesign, population health analytics, and bundled payments while our products — xGLearn, xGCare, ProvenCare and ProvenHealth Navigator — scale and expedite change for our clients.


As healthcare organizations transition towards value-based care, xG Health focuses on care management design and build based on proven, clinical best practices, which comprise of two key service areas: clinical care management advisory services and clinical content and intelligence. Our care management design and build is a blueprint for creation, implementation and ongoing evolution of an evidence-based care management model, which includes the assessment of an organization’s current status, content design and recommendations, and the building of tools, training, consulting, implementation and analytics to transform care.

Best of all: Our solutions are highly reliable, based on processes and tools refined in a clinical setting over many years.

Mike Bertrand
Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer Mike Bertrand is a seasoned software executive with nearly three decades of experience leading the design and development of enterprise healthcare software solutions for hospitals, health systems and healthcare advisory firms.

Before joining xG Health, Mike was vice president of product development for HealthWyse, a leading provider of software solutions for the home healthcare industry. While at HealthWyse, he built and managed a highly regarded development group that was responsible for designing and delivering the leading mobile product for home healthcare professionals.

Previously, Mike spent more than eight years at PatientKeeper, a provider of EHR application integration platforms. As vice president of software development, he led the design and delivery of a large portion of the PatientKeeper product suite. Most notably he spearheaded the design and delivery of PatientKeeper’s computerized physician order entry (CPOE) application, which was voted “Best in KLAS” by KLAS, a leading healthcare research and insights firm. Before joining PatientKeeper, Mike also served as the director of software development for McKesson Corp. and as a software consultant at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts.

Andrew Blackmon, MBA, MHS
Chief Sales and Business Development Officer

Chief Sales and Business Development Officer Andrew Blackmon, MBA, MHS, has more than 18 years of experience in healthcare product sales, marketing, and strategy.

Before joining xG Health, Andrew was vice president of sales for population health and risk management solutions at McKesson. He came to McKesson through acquisition of MedVentive, an early population health vendor. Before MedVentive, he served as vice president of enterprise solutions development at MedAssets. He is a past president of the Georgia chapter of HIMSS, and he has held strategy and planning positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Orlando Health.

Andrew has an MBA and a Master’s of Health Science from the University of Florida Warrington, College of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rollins College.

Holly Barbella, RN, MBA

Risk Coordinator, Geisinger Health System

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Earl P. Steinberg, MD, MPP
Chief Executive Officer

Earl P. Steinberg, MD, MPP, is a nationally recognized expert in healthcare quality improvement and serves as xG Health’s chief executive officer. Earl also is an adjunct professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University and a member of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association’s National Medical Advisory Panel.

Before joining xG Health, Earl was executive vice president of Innovation & Dissemination, and chief, Healthcare Solutions Enterprise at Geisinger Health System.

Before joining Geisinger, he was senior vice president for Clinical Strategy, Quality & Outcomes at WellPoint, Inc., the largest commercial health insurer by membership in the US, and president and CEO of Resolution Health Inc. (RHI), a leading healthcare data analysis company that provides innovative quality improvement and cost reduction services to health plans, employers, pharmacy benefit managers, and disease management companies.

Before joining RHI, Earl spent six years as vice president of Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services Inc., director of its Quality Assessment and Improvement Systems Division, and co-director of its Outcomes Studies Group. He also spent 12 years on the full-time faculty at Johns Hopkins University, where he was professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management and director of the Johns Hopkins Program for Medical Technology and Practice Assessment, and four years on the Federal Physician Payment Review Commission. He co-chaired the Institute of Medicine’s panel on Standards for Development of Trustworthy Practice Guidelines.

Earl has received many awards, including the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar Award in General Internal Medicine (1984), the “Outstanding Young Investigator” Award from the Association for Health Services Research (1988), and a Special Presidential Visionary Award from the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) (2004) for his work as the scientific director of the NKF’s landmark Kidney Disease Outcomes and Quality Initiative, which produced more than 250 clinical practice guidelines for management of patients with end-stage renal disease. He also is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and AcademyHealth, and he has published more than 125 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Earl received his AB from Harvard College (summa cum laude), his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government. He performed his residency training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.