For Immediate Release
Contact: Carol Ann Campbell
Gary Mann, Founder of Newark-based JASFEL Analytics, Brings His Expertise
To Quality Institute’s Mission to Improve Health Care Quality, Safety, Access
PRINCETON — October 17, 2022 — A computer scientist and entrepreneur committed to using data to improve the delivery of health care has joined the board of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute. Gary Mann, founder of JASFEL Analytics, a Newark-based data analytics and integration company, provides valuable insight into how payers and providers of health care can use data to improve outcomes and reduce inequities.
“Analyzing data is essential to so much of our work, and Gary’s expertise will strengthen our efforts to advance health care safety, quality, and access,” said Linda Schwimmer, President and CEO of the Quality Institute. “We are also thankful for Gary’s overall commitment to our mission and critical initiatives.”
Mann founded JASFEL Analytics in 2018 and currently serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. The company helps businesses and other organizations gain insights from data to inform decisions. The company works with several Federally Qualified Health Centers. Mann previously worked at Information Builders Inc. and Global IDs Inc., both data integration companies.
“I have been working in the business intelligence and data integration industry for 25 plus years, including with payers and providers of health care,” Mann said. “Providers in particular need support on how to organize their data as they work with payers — and to use data to manage their operations and put that data out to their partners and patients. I am eager to bring what I know to support the Board of the Quality Institute.”
The Quality Institute is driving initiatives in areas such as maternal child health, integrated care for children, health care safety, quality improvement, and community health.
Mann noted that alternative payment models offer incentives to health care providers who provide better preventive and maintenance care for their patients, which may be more costly upfront, but has the potential to reduce overall total costs of care by reducing complications and hospital usage.
“There is a great deal of pressure on providers to capture, analyze and report on many metrics under alternative payment models. A lot of health care providers are struggling with that,” Mann said.
Mann also said a growing area in data is demographic data.
“It’s about making sure that members of underserved communities are being treated equally from a health care perspective,” Mann said. “You want to keep patients in underserved communities as healthy and well as everyone else. They are just as important.”
Mann’s personal story resonates with the work he’s accomplishing today. He grew up in Newark and received an academic scholarship through an organization called A Better Chance to attend a top-rated high school in Amherst, Massachusetts.
“I grew up poor in a single parent household. My mother did a great job, God bless her. And I got a scholarship for high school,” Mann recalled. He chose to return to New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University, where he majored in engineering and computer science. Since March 2021, Mann has been a board member of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ).