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Feb 06th

Daniel Abdul joins UCare as Vice President, Chief Information Officer

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dan abdul 2014UCare has hired Daniel Abdul as the nonprofit health plan's new Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). He assumed his new responsibilities in January 2014.

Abdul most recently was Chief Information Officer for the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs in St. Paul, Minn., 2010. He reports to Hilary Marden-Resnik, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, UCare.

In his new position, Abdul provides vision and strategic direction for UCare's technology staff and systems to enable the health plan to cost-effectively serve its more than 350,000 members. He oversees the development of companywide technology programs, infrastructure, and Information Services Department staff who administer the health plan's technology activities. Abdul also pursues opportunities for technology to advance UCare's strategic provider relationships, member and provider experiences, health outcomes, regulatory requirements, and organizational efficiency

"Dan Abdul is an experienced information technology leader with extensive data management knowledge. He has a strong record of enterprising technology solutions for claims, date security, compliance, and other areas critical to the efficient delivery of quality health care today," said Marden-Resnik. "Dan's skills will contribute significantly to UCare's growth and success."

Abdul has worked in the information technology field for approximately 13 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science-Computer Science degree at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and his Master of Science-Software Engineering degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. He completed his Master of Business Administration-Business Strategy degree at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He also served in the United States Army/Minnesota National Guard as a Squad Supervisor and Flight Medic for eight years.

Abdul holds a Certified Healthcare CIO certificate from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives; a Project Management Professional certificate from the Project Management Institute; and is certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundations versions 2 and 3. He is a board member of ThinkIT, a bureau speaker for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and is involved with the administration of several technology organizations including Minnesota Digital Government and the Minnesota High Tech Association.

Abdul and his family live in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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