Russell Olsen is vice president of product management at Phytel, bringing a background that combines product development with finance. Russell has helped create IT solutions for population health management, pay for performance and patient-centered medical homes. Before joining Phytel, he served as CIO and vice president of product management for MDdatacor. At MDdatacor, he led the enhancement of the company’s patented natural language processing engine. He also created medical-home and P4P products that were later used by five Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Prior to MDdatacor, Russell was with Ernst & Young’s Technology and Security Risk Services, where his work included Sarbanes-Oxley and financial audits for Fortune 500 companies. Russell holds a BS degree in electronics and information technology from Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and GIAC Systems Network Auditor.