Chris Betz named Chief Technology Officer of aptihealth

Betz brings wealth of behavioral health platform, EHR, and technology expertise to leading virtual-first behavioral healthcare provider

aptihealth, the leading tech-driven behavioral healthcare provider built for higher-acuity care, today announced that Chris Betz has joined the organization as Chief Technology Officer.

Most recently, Betz was Senior Director of Software Engineering at Brightside Health where he led a team of over 30 engineers and engineering managers—driving mental health software development, EHR initiatives, strategic technology decisions, and third-party software integration. Prior to that, Betz served as CTO at New Ocean Health, overseeing the creation of a suite of software products, and playing an essential role in shaping the company’s vision and strategy.

“Chris will be an invaluable addition to the aptihealth team,” said Tim Koehler, aptihealth’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “His experience in creating native EMR applications, building effective teams and industry-leading products will be critical to realizing aptihealth’s vision to improve outcomes for our patients, and improving our first-of-its-kind platform for managing value-based care contracts in behavioral health.”

Betz joins aptihealth at a time of significant growth, having served over 15,000 patients for leading national and regional health plans. aptihealth expects to more than double its patients in 2023, with a majority covered by value-based care contracts.

“Joining a company with values as inspiring as aptihealth’s is a thrilling next step in my journey,” said Betz. “The commitment to innovative thinking, paired with an unwavering dedication to turning ideas into impactful solutions, resonates deeply with me. I’m excited to be a part of this passionate team that doesn’t settle for anything less than breakthrough results; results that are truly making a meaningful difference in people’s lives.”

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