About Us

For nearly 20 years, AMS has challenged the healthcare analytics status quo with innovative financial and clinical insights that provide healthcare payers with strategic intelligence to guide business initiatives.

Our Focus

We specialize in identifying and analyzing those relatively few claims and members responsible for a large percentage of healthcare spend.

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Experts & Innovators

Our team of medical experts, innovative data analysts and industry veterans is passionate about positively impacting healthcare costs.

    • Stacy Borans, MD

      Stacy Borans, MD

      Founder and Chief Medical Officer

      Dr. Borans is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Advanced Medical Strategies, the leader in strategic intelligence software for clarity into complex claims.

      AMS was founded with the purpose of combining technology, clinical expertise, financial insight, and data science to help manage and mitigate the disproportionate impact catastrophic claims, specialty pharmaceuticals, and implant costs have on overall medical cost trend increases. Through AMS, Dr. Borans has streamlined the way payers all across the healthcare spectrum can better understand and address the most costly and complex claims problems they encounter every day.

      Dr. Borans is a respected and much in-demand speaker at seminars worldwide for claims professionals. She has appeared on a multitude of educational panels, workshops, and podcasts, in addition to hosting webinars on a regular basis.

      Prior to forming AMS, Dr. Borans was Medical Director at Executive Health Resources, where she oversaw insurance denial management, appropriateness of care, and length of stay programs in over 50 hospitals spanning 15 states. She began her professional career in medicine as a private practice physician at Fountainville Medical Specialists in Doylestown, PA.

      Dr. Borans earned her medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA. She completed an internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. She holds a BA in Biology from Brandeis University.

      Away from AMS duties Dr. Borans is the volunteer President of the Board for a no-kill cat shelter and rescue non-profit organization.

    • Peter Borans

      Peter Borans

      Co-Founder & CEO

      Peter Borans is the CEO of AMS (Advanced Medical Strategies) a company he co-founded in 2003. Peter, alongside his partner and sister Dr. Stacy Borans, conceptualized and created AMS’ Predict Platform which includes PredictDx, PredictRx, PredictIx, Profiler, CensusRater, and FACS. AMS’ AI-powered Predict Platform combines clinical insights and financial analysis of the costliest and most complex medical diagnoses to guide enterprise-wide initiatives.

      Prior to AMS, Peter held executive roles with Sierra Atlantic, an Oracle consulting company based out of Boston that was ultimately acquired by Hitachi, as well as of Sceptre Database Consultants where he had a key role in building the privately owned 8-person Oracle outsourcing and consulting company into a 25-person, multi-million-dollar organization that was ultimately bought by Sierra Atlantic.

      Peter also enjoyed a long career with Back Bay Restaurant Group rising from Assistant General Manager to Vice President of IT/IS. As a member of its executive committee Peter was responsible for growth and strategic direction of the 35 unit, $100 million, multi-concept restaurant company.

      Peter is a 1993 graduate of the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

    • Nic Andre

      Nic Andre, CSFS

      Vice President, Product Development

      Nic Andre is Advanced Medical Strategies’ Vice President of Product Development. Having worked at AMS since his first year of college, Nic’s skillset is finely tuned to the self-funded industry. Nic is a Certified Self-Funding Specialist (CSFS), is a member of HCAA’s Emerging Leaders Program, and holds a degree in finance from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

      Nic leads a nimble team within AMS that is responsible for the conception and creation of the next generation of AMS products, such as Predict FACS, Profiler and CensusRater. This team also assists in the maintenance of AMS’ Predict Suite as well as devising new ways to make use of AMS’ ever-growing claims data warehouse.

      Outside of AMS, Nic plays the keyboard, drums, and is an expert skier. Nic also enjoys mountain biking, reading philosophy, and working on cars that are older than he is.

    • Stephanie Belschner, CSFS

      Vice President, Client Relations

      Stephanie Belschner is Advanced Medical Strategies’ Vice President of Client Relations. Stephanie has been with AMS since 2013 and developed the organization’s client management division. In addition to spearheading relationship management and outreach, Stephanie develops and implements strategies for pursuing new business, delivers educational presentations, and determines short and long-term resource requirements.

      As part of the executive team, Stephanie promotes the company’s products, services, and accomplishments by directing sales and marketing initiatives. Stephanie is a Certified Self-Funding Specialist (CSFS) and possesses a vast knowledge in the handling of medical malpractice, personal injury, and workers compensation claims as well as other areas of litigation.

      Stephanie’s formidable client relations, public speaking, networking and leadership skills developed from her career experiences both with private firms and more than a decade of public service in the state of Massachusetts.

      Building trust, confidence, and goodwill with AMS' clients is Stephanie’s top priority and the driving force in her success as well as client’s success.

      When Stephanie is not supporting the Predict Suite Member Community, you can find her cooking up something delicious in the kitchen, organizing a family event or planning AMS’ Annual Conference.

    • Vladimir N. Cadet

      Vladimir N. Cadet, MPH

      Executive Vice President, Business Development & Partnerships

      Vladimir N. Cadet

      Vladimir N. Cadet, MPH

      Executive Vice President, Business Development & Partnerships

      Vladimir N. Cadet is Advanced Medical Strategies’ Executive Vice President of Business Development & Partnerships. Prior to joining the AMS team, Vlad served on its Board of Directors for nearly 5 years. Vlad’s passion and focus to AMS’ executive strategy makes him an integral part of the team.

      With an extensive experience in the medical device industry and in healthcare analytics, Vlad provides clients with a unique insight into provider operations and pricing.

      Vlad earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Administration, Management, and Policy at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) in Atlanta, Georgia. Vlad also completed several years of coursework and clinical rotations in MSM’s Medical Doctorate (MD) program. He graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Health Studies in 2004.

      Feel free to ask Vlad about his passion for fitness, as he has been a personal trainer and wellness coach for the past 15 years.

    • Kristin Cartier

      Chief Success Officer

      Kristin Cartier is AMS’ Chief Success Officer. In this role she engages with large scale clients to ensure successful installations, grow client relationships, and develop key strategic partnerships. Kristin brings nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, payment integrity, large scale client management and successful management of complex project installations.

      Prior to joining AMS, Kristin served as Director of Vendor Strategy & Oversight at UnitedHealthcare Group’s Payment Integrity team. Earlier in her career, she gained considerable experience and insurance risk knowledge in roles at Cigna, Sedgwick CMS, and The Hartford.

      Kristin received her Executive Business Management degree from Bay Path University. She is an avid reader, volunteer, and enjoys cruising and travel.

    • Jay Donoghue

      Jay Donoghue

      CTO & Data Protection/Privacy Officer

      Jay Donoghue is Advanced Medical Strategies’ CTO & Data Protection/Privacy Officer. Hired in 2015, Jay has long worked behind the scenes at AMS developing the first client portal and providing a myriad of IT services all before officially joining the AMS team.

      As Chief Technology Officer, Jay is responsible for driving development and support for all things IT, including the Predict Platform of software, internal HIPAA and HiTrust compliance, and the aforementioned client portal maintenance/updates.

      Jay obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to his employment at AMS, Jay enjoyed a twenty-year career at Analog Devices. At the onset, Jay designed hardware and software to perform electrical verification of semiconductor products. Moving forward, he turned his focus to software, managing a team responsible for the design, development, and support of applications to drive the industrial supply chain. This included enterprise data integrations, invoice verification and manufacturing process instructions. Finally, Jay rose to Quality Engineering Manager, leading a group of engineers responsible for customer quality issue resolution using the 8D process.

      Jay is a certified ASQ Six Sigma green belt.

    • Heather Fox

      Heather Fox, RN

      Vice President, Financial And Clinical Surveillance

      Heather Fox is Advanced Medical Strategies’ Vice President of FACS (Financial And Clinical Surveillance). Heather began her journey at AMS as a Clinical Review Nurse and now leads her team of clinical staff to integrate PredictDx, PredictRx, PredictIx and Policy specific rules/edits to the AMS FACS members. These rules/edit provide for a quick and easy pull of claims on the subscriber end that have clinical, financial, policy and/or code specific issues that merit a review.

      Heather earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. For over 18 years Heather has been a nurse with a specialization in Medical-Surgical, Critical Care and Surgery. Heather first made the cross over to non-clinical nursing as a Cost Containment Nurse with an insurance organization focused on the development, underwriting and servicing of alternative risk products, including captives and specialty insurance programs.

      In Heather’s free time you can catch her kayaking, hiking and biking along the Ohio trails with family and friends.

    • Alice G. Jamba

      Alice G. Jamba, RN

      Vice President, Clinical Integration & Services

      Alice G. Jamba is Advanced Medical Strategies’ the Vice President of Clinical Integration & Services. Alice joined AMS in 2014 and has been the instrumental in the upkeep and expansion of AMS’ PredictDx module.

      Alice has worked in health care since 1974, starting as a staff nurse in Emergency Services at New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell in New York. Subsequently, Alice garnered additional experience in the fields of maternal-child, occupational health and psychiatry/substance abuse, bolstering her already-solid clinical background.

      In 2003, Alice entered the insurance arena at Health Market in Norwalk, CT in the small group underwriting division. From there she gained insight into provider perspective, tackling utilization review in the areas of mental health. Alice moved into the stop-loss industry in 2007 working at Greenwood International Insurance, an MGU in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked actively with Greenwood’s underwriting team on cost projections and high-risk liability for full groups as well as individual clients. In addition to underwriting, Alice managed the clinical progress of active clients by advising on payment of high dollar claims. Alice holds a nursing degree and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

    • Derek Moore

      Derek Moore

      Chief Growth Officer

      Derek Moore is Advanced Medical Strategies’ Chief Growth Officer. Derek began his career here at AMS in 2017 as Vice President of Business Development and now leads the sales division as CGO accelerating and ensuring smart measurable growth of the organization. He is responsible for facilitating business growth by working together with clients as well as business partners.

      Derek has more than 20 years of business development experience working in self-funding, benefit plan design, stop-loss, claims administration, cost containment and provider network environments. His comprehensive knowledge of the managed care and employee benefits industry is extensive. His expertise in fostering relationships with large employers, third party administrators, labor unions, insurance carriers, HMOs, government employee health plans, brokers and benefit consulting firms is held in the utmost regard.

      Find Derek on the green golfing when he is not at his desk.

    • Lee Patrick, RN, BHA, MBA, CPHRM, HEM, CPASRM

      Lee Patrick, RN, BHA, MBA, CPHRM, HEM, CPASRM

      Vice President, Clinical Informatics

      Lee Patrick, RN, BHA, MBA, CPHRM, HEM, CPASRM

      Lee Patrick, RN, BHA, MBA, CPHRM, HEM, CPASRM

      Vice President, Clinical Informatics

      Lee Patrick is Advanced Medical Strategies Vice President of Clinical Informatics. In 2017, she began her career as a Clinical Review Nurse supporting the AMS’ core services area and Predict Suite of products. Now, Lee leads a team that is responsible for the upkeep and development of PredictRx and the Oncology Treatment Module.

      Lee is a detail-oriented nursing professional with extensive, progressive healthcare management expertise with experience in Risk Management and Patient Safety, Process Improvement and Case Management, Patient Satisfaction and Customer Service, Operations and Budgeting, Healthcare Informatics and Software Development, Organizational Restructuring and Integration, Administration, Grievances, Appeals, and Medical Review. Her experience includes the areas of acute care; physician office practice; acute, subacute, and post-acute physical rehabilitation; long term acute care and long-term care; as well as managed care insurance, independent review organization external appeals, and healthcare information technology.

      Lee is a certified professional in healthcare risk management (CPHRM) and has served on the Board of the Philadelphia Area Society for Healthcare Risk Management (PASHRM), a state chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), as Secretary, Webmaster, and President. She is also currently on the Board of the Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Quality (PAHQ) as Webmaster and is a member of the Greater Delaware Valley-American Nursing Informatics Association (GDV-ANIA) formally known as the Delaware Valley Nursing & Computer Network (DVNCN). She also holds a certification in healthcare environmental management (HEM) and is a certified professional in aging services risk management (CPASRM).

      Fun facts about Lee, she won two beauty pageants as a teen and loves fancy, fast cars, especially Porsches.