State Representative Nicholas Duran is taking over the reins at Primavera Health to help expand the company and its markets throughout the U.S.
Primavera Health, an all-in-one healthcare software suite, announced on Wednesday that Duran would take over as president and CEO and be tasked with leading the company as it continues to grow. In a press release, the company also highlighted Duran’s legislative experience crafting health policy, as well as his history of leading organizations and working alongside professionals in the health and health tech sectors.
“We are extremely pleased and excited have Nick with us,” said Manny Arce, Primavera’s General Counsel. “Primavera has been at the forefront of healthcare technology from the very beginning, leading with data analytics. And over the last two decades, our team has created, developed, and managed complex IT architecture and relationship database systems, honing their skills to construct a variety of innovative tools that empower our users and deliver the best outcomes. Consisting of technologists, practitioners, and healthcare business executives, Primavera engineered a revolutionary healthcare operating system to transform the patient-doctor-payor relationship across the care continuum. And recently, the team has turned its creative focus to finding a healthcare solution for an-all-too common information gap.”
Founded in 2017, Primavera Health’s overall mission creates intuitive healthcare technology, maximizing benefits for healthcare providers, care managers, caregivers, and ultimately, patients. Primavera empowers healthcare teams with easy-to-use telehealth software systems that provide actionable data and streamlined communication.
Duran has served in a variety of leadership roles in the health care sector and also serves in the Florida House representing House District 112. Prior to joining Primavera, he was the executive director of the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (FAFCC). During his tenure, FAFCC members have provided more than $1 billion worth of free and charitable care to Floridians and consistently secured bi-partisan support from the Florida House, Senate, and Governor.
In the Legislature, Duran serves on several health care committees. He is the ranking Democratic member of the Health and Human Services Committee and is on the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee. As well as being appointed to the Appropriations Committee, Finance and Facilities Subcommittee, and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
Duran also serves on the board of directors for the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Epilepsy Florida, Miami-Dade Public Health Trust, and is a member of Leadership Florida. He previously acted as a board member for The Children’s Trust, was the immediate past chair for the University of South Florida Covering Kids and Families State Coalition. He is a graduate of The University of Florida and New York Law School and is a native South Floridian. Duran lives in Coconut Grove with his wife Danielle and two kids.
“During my time working in both the healthcare sector and as a legislator crafting healthcare policy, I’ve seen how much opportunity there is to improve how the sector leverages data and analytics to impact all aspects of healthcare from the payors down to the patient,” Duran told The Capitolist. “I’m excited to join a company focused on creating intuitive healthcare technology to maximize the benefits for healthcare providers, care managers, caregivers, and, ultimately, the patients.”