American Specialty Health Appoints Mary Jane Osmick, MD to the Role of Medical Director and Vice President

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) and its subsidiary Healthyroads have appointed Mary Jane Osmick, MD as vice president and medical director of medical services. Dr. Osmick will provide medical management expertise and support across all ASH products, including utilization management, condition management, wellness, and fitness services.

Dr. Osmick is a board-certified internal medicine medical physician serving in direct patient care for 18 years. She received her medical degree from Temple University Medical School, and completed her medical residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a physician executive at Crozer Keystone Health System in southeastern Pennsylvania, a tertiary care health system, leading quality and case management, as well as building some of the first provider-based disease management (DM) programs. Additionally, she served as the medical director of the Crozer Keystone Health System employed-physician group and as chief medical officer of their Medicare Plus Choices Demonstration. Subsequently, Dr. Osmick served as national medical director for Disease Management and Health Promotion at CIGNA (Intracorp). She also co-founded a start-up that developed online-enabled interactive games for health to support individuals with health conditions.

American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is a national health and wellness company that provides prevention and wellness services, specialty network management programs, and fitness and exercise services to health plans, insurance carriers, employer groups, and trust funds. Based in San Diego, ASH has more than 800 employees and serves over 25.9 million members.

Healthyroads, Inc., a total population health management program, offers a wide range of personal health solutions-including award-winning telephone-based lifestyle and health coaching programs, member engagement promotion programs (, incentive management programs, competitive challenges, worksite wellness programs, and/or an integrated online health improvement portal, Healthyroads offers wellness and prevention programs to more than 6.1 million members nationally. Effective January 1, 2012, the company will offer comprehensive Condition Coaching and related services as a complete replacement for disease management programs.