Nadine Hays Named President of Verisk Health

JERSEY CITY, N.J., November 19, 2013 — Nadine Hays has been named president of Verisk Health, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) that helps organizations identify, manage, and mitigate healthcare risk to improve quality, reduce costs, and maximize profitability. Hays was formerly executive vice president and head of sales, marketing, and strategic partnerships at Verisk Health.

As president of Verisk Health, Hays will be responsible for the overall performance and strategic direction of the company. Hays will report to Verisk Analytics President and CEO Scott Stephenson.

“In my new role as president, our focus at Verisk Health will be ensuring that each and every customer is realizing optimal value through the use of our broad suite of solutions and services, while also enjoying a close partnership with our very talented people,” said Hays.

Hays further stated that: “We will also continue to help our customers navigate the unprecedented challenges that the healthcare market is facing, leveraging our deep understanding of both the market and our customers’ needs. I am excited to lead our 1,850 employees across Verisk Health in this mission.”

“Nadine brings a wealth of experience both in the healthcare industry and within Verisk Health,” said Verisk Analytics President and CEO Scott Stephenson. “She has deep professional expertise and an exceptional understanding of the industry. She is well known and respected by our customers and employees and is uniquely qualified to lead the healthcare vertical of our business. We remain enthusiastic about our healthcare business, and we’re excited to have Nadine to take our business to the next level.”

In her previous role at Verisk Health, Hays was responsible for strategic alliances, sales, and marketing across the market segments served by Verisk Health and has been a key driver of the growth of the business. She has nearly 25 years of healthcare IT experience, specializing in clinical informatics, compliance, and claims payment solutions. Hays joined Verisk Health through her role as the chief marketing officer of D2Hawkeye, a healthcare data analytics company acquired by Verisk Health in 2009.

Previously, Hays led the product strategy and business development team for McKesson Health Solutions, the integrated care management and claims performance arm of McKesson Inc. She also served as an executive at various healthcare software companies, including Optum, Iameter, and National Healthtech.  

Hays earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Joel Portice, formerly president of Verisk Health, is leaving to pursue other interests.

About Verisk Health
Verisk Health, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), helps organizations identify, manage, and mitigate healthcare risk to improve quality, reduce costs, and maximize profitability. Our data-driven risk assessment technologies and business decision analytics enable clients to proactively seize opportunities for improving clinical, financial, and performance results. Our solutions optimize the efficiency of key business objectives, including care management; risk identification and stratification; HEDIS compliance; benefit program measurement; fraud, waste and abuse prevention; payment accuracy; and revenue cycle management. For more information, please visit

About Verisk Analytics
Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, financial services, government, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision support solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. For more information, visit

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