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Scott Peter­son has been named VP of data ar­chi­tec­ture at health­care con­sult­ing firm Avalere Health, based in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

Peter­son was most re­cently CIO of the Min­nesota De­part­ment of Hu­man Ser­vices. Dur­ing his two-year ten­ure, he was re­spon­si­ble for op­er­at­ing the state’s pay­ment system and health in­sur­ance ex­change, MN­sure. He be­gan work­ing for the state in 2010.

In his new role at Avalere, Peter­son will lead ef­forts to de­velop data, an­a­lyt­ics and tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions. Avalere re­cently made ef­forts to of­fer data-driven tech­nol­ogy plat­forms such as out­comes-based con­tract­ing for phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal man­u­fac­tur­ers and health plans.

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