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Kate Shamsuddin Inducted to MM&M Magazine’s Hall of Femme

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FRAMINGHAM, MA – September 8, 2020 – Definitive Healthcare, the leading provider of healthcare data, analytics, and intelligence, today announced that its Chief Product Officer, Kate Shamsuddin was inducted into the 2020 MM&M Magazine Hall of Femme, an annual award program honoring standout women leaders in healthcare marketing.

I’m proud to be named to MM&M’s Hall of Femme, among an illustrious group of female executive leaders who are impacting all aspects of healthcare through diverse channels,” said Kate Shamsuddin, Chief Product Officer at Definitive Healthcare. “For me, my professional success is a product of working alongside so many bright and talented colleagues, and I’d like extend and share this award win to every person I work with.”

Shamsuddin is a 10-year healthcare industry veteran and has been a core member of the Definitive Healthcare executive team since joining the company in 2015. As Chief Product Officer at Definitive Healthcare, Shamsuddin has been the key architect in building a powerful product strategy and growth initiatives. She has driven product innovation with the ideation and execution of more than 25 product launches and releases.

I remain thoroughly impressed with Kate’s work ethic, strategic mind, and her knowledge of the healthcare market from top to bottom. She is incredibly deserving of this award,” said Jason Krantz, CEO of Definitive Healthcare. “Kate’s drive and commitment to excellence extend to not only the leadership team and our clients, but also to each and every single employee that she interacts with on a daily basis. I wholeheartedly congratulate Kate on this honor and look forward to continuing to work alongside her in years to come.

In addition to her responsibilities as Chief Product Officer, Shamsuddin is actively involved in the community. She was instrumental in founding the company’s DefinitiveCares charitable program in 2015, an employee-run initiative that contributes hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to local and national charities each year. Shamsuddin graduated with a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from Harvard’s School of Public Health, and previously worked at other leading healthcare organizations like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Deloitte & Touche Healthcare Practice, and non-profit institutions focused on national health initiatives (RTI International). Last year, Kate Shamsuddin also received the Worcester Business Journal’s 2019 Outstanding Women in Business award.

This year I’m especially excited by the variance in our list of nominees. We have scientists, researchers, communicators, creatives, marketers and more. It’s an amazing compilation of women all working towards the same goal of advancing healthcare. I truly cannot wait for this event,” said Haymarket Studio’s senior manager and MM&M Hall of Femme host Kara Giannecchini.

Shamsuddin will be honored alongside 17 standout U.S. healthcare commercial executives at healthcare technology, biopharma manufacturers, medical device, diagnostics companies, and healthcare marketing/communications firms in a virtual ceremony on September 22nd.

To view Kate’s MM&M Hall of Femme interview, please click here.

About Kate Shamsuddin, Chief Product Officer
Kate leads our product innovation and market strategy. She also oversees operational initiatives across sales and marketing that support market penetration and execution. Before joining Definitive Healthcare, she worked on the product development team within strategic services at Blue Cross Blue Shield. She began her career as a health analyst at RTI International, an independent non-profit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition worldwide. Kate was pre-med at Emory College and has a master’s degree from Harvard School of Public Health. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Worcester Business Journal’s “Outstanding Women in Business Award,” and in 2020, the recipient of the “MM&M’s Hall of Femme Award.”

About Definitive Healthcare
Definitive Healthcare is the most comprehensive and accurate source for data insights and analytics on the healthcare provider market. Its product suite provides the most comprehensive and highest quality data available anywhere on 8,800 hospitals and IDNs; 135,000 physician groups; 1.7 million physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals; 11,000 ambulatory surgery centers; 15,800 imaging centers; 85,500 long-term care facilities; 40,000 clinics; 1,800 ACOs and HIEs; and 5.7 billion medical commercial claims covering 313 million patient lives. The company’s data provides its 2,500 clients with the analytics and insight needed to effectively segment and research the healthcare provider market. Definitive Healthcare is backed by 22C Capital, Advent International, and Spectrum Equity. For more information, or to trial the service, visit

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