Cedar announces Hassan Sultan as Chief Technology Officer
Sultan previously played an integral role in architecting the investment platform for Bridgewater Associates and brings 15+ years of engineering leadership to the role.
NEW YORK - Cedar, a patient payment and engagement platform, today announced that Hassan Sultan, an experienced leader of engineering teams, has taken on the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the company.
Technology is central to Cedar’s business as its digital platform relies on advanced algorithms and data science to deliver a personalized payment and communications experience to healthcare consumers on behalf of hospitals, medical groups and health systems. In the newly created role, Sultan will lead the highly skilled engineering team responsible for architecting, integrating and implementing Cedar’s platform at health system sites. His engineering vision will serve as a direct input to inform Cedar’s product roadmap and future functionality.
Prior to joining Cedar, Sultan co-founded Navya, a clinical informatics and cancer patient services company, where he also served as CTO. He also played a range of technical roles at the investment management firm Bridgewater Associates, where he worked directly with Bridgewater’s CTO to build out a new department responsible for core technology products and services.
“At Cedar, Hassan has demonstrated exceptional technical leadership in growing a world-class engineering team and culture,” said Arel Lidow, Cedar’s co-founder and president. “When Hassan joined Cedar in 2018, he successfully galvanized the engineering team within several months and created a more scalable team structure for integrations.
“[Cedar co-founder and CEO] Florian Otto and I both feel incredibly lucky to work alongside Hassan as we grow Cedar into the company that will become the interface between consumers and the U.S. healthcare system.”
Sultan has witnessed firsthand how the work of Cedar and its engineers benefits patients. “Our platform enables health provider networks to not only improve their patients’ experience but also simplify administrative operations,” said Sultan. “We’re delivering an experience for patients and administrators that is as easy as shopping on your favorite e-commerce sites. We’ve made some exceptional inroads but there is still a lot of opportunity to improve the experience currently offered to healthcare consumers. I’m passionate about this mission and excited to lead this technology team as we achieve even more advanced technical feats.”
Sultan received a Bachelors, Computer Science from Harvard University in 2005.
Cedar is a healthcare financial engagement platform for hospitals, health systems and medical groups that clarifies and simplifies the financial experience for patients, improving bill resolution and payment outcomes for providers. Using intuitive design and advanced data science, Cedar facilitates patient-centric financial engagement across the care journey. To learn more, visit www.cedar.com.