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LeanTaaS Announces Appointment of VP of Products

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LeanTaaS, a leading predictive analytics company for healthcare, announced the appointment of Dr. Laura B. Gardner as vice president of products. Dr. Gardner will oversee the development of the iGroup suite of products focused on reducing the rising medical burden on the workers’ compensation industry. Dr. Gardner is a 22-year veteran of predictive analytics in healthcare and workers’ compensation.

“The workers’ compensation industry is suffering from a lack of visibility and automation. The LeanTaaS approach of using data science and machine learning to optimize predictive accuracy is a revolutionary one, and that’s why I am excited to be part of this historic journey,” said Laura Gardner. “Dr. Gardner is an expert in workers’ compensation and has significant experience bringing innovative data-driven products to market. We are very excited to welcome her on board as we tackle the complex issues facing the workers’ compensation sector,” said Jayant Lakshmikanthan, president at LeanTaaS.

Laura B. Gardner, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., has extensive experience analyzing U.S. workers’ compensation and group health medical care data for the purpose of quality improvement. Prior to joining LeanTaaS, Dr. Gardner was for 22 years president and medical director of Axiomedics Research, Inc., a research, consulting and software development firm she founded in 1994. She has also served as principal investigator for the California Workers’ Compensation Institute; as chief knowledge engineer for Paradigm Management Services, a disease management company specializing in catastrophic occupational injuries; and as director of pharmacoeconomics for a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Dr. Gardner earned her bachelor’s degree in biology (magna cum laude) from Brandeis University, her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and both an M.P.H. in health policy and a Ph.D. in health economics from the University of California at Berkeley. As a physician, she is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health and is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

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About LeanTaaS iGroup

LeanTaaS iGroup is a suite of predictive analytics products focused on reducing medical costs in workers’ compensation. It is built upon decades of research on medical cost drivers and predictive modeling. The products include iGroup Detect which uses advanced machine learning and rules-based heuristics to identify key diagnoses and get to the core drivers of cost, and iGroup PUMA which helps optimize provider networks using a comprehensive view of provider performance. Leading rating bureaus, research establishments, payors and self-insured employers use iGroup for a range of analysis and cost-containment efforts. For more information, please visit

About LeanTaaS

LeanTaaS is the leading predictive analytics company that aims to lower medical costs using data-driven decisions. The iQueueproduct line helps hospitals lower wait times and increase patient volumes by optimizing patient pathways with data-driven optimizations. The iGroup product line helps insurance carriers and self-insured employers reduce workers’ compensation medical costs by identifying anomalies and key drivers. LeanTaaS customers include some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations and insurance companies. The leadership team includes veteran executives from Google, McKinsey, Stanford, MIT, SRI and more. LeanTaaS is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information about LeanTaaS, please visit To get breaking LeanTaaS news, follow the company on Twitter @LeanTaaS, Facebook at and LinkedIn at

LeanTaaS, LeanTaaS iGroup and LeanTaaS iQueue are trademarks of LeanTaaS. All other brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Tags: LeanTaaS, iGroup, iQueue, healthcare, predictive analytics, predictive modeling, workers’ compensation, machine learning, Laura Gardner, hospitals, data science, data analytics, big data, lean practices, risk analytics, risk management


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