ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MedcomSoft(R) Inc., a provider of the next generation of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs), announced today that James Haveman, a prominent health and human services expert who was appointed in 2003 by President George W. Bush to the Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority, has joined the MedcomSoft Healthcare Advisory Board. Members of the Board are drawn from both the public and private sector and provide guidance on several corporate programs, including product enhancements and strategic marketing.
"We are very impressed by the distinguished service Jim Haveman has brought to the highest levels of government, business, and human services, and by his strong leadership and expertise in shaping health policy," says Sami Aita, MD, founder and CEO of MedcomSoft. "This experience and expertise will enhance the development and market uptake of our product offerings, propelling the recognition of our company as a source of the most robust, integrated health care data available."
In addition to his new appointment to the MedcomSoft Advisory Board, Haveman is currently a member of the Defense Business Board of the U.S. Department of Defense and the International Aid Board of Directors, among others, and has served on nearly 70 other healthcare and social service boards throughout his career.
Haveman served from 2003 to 2004 as Senior Advisor for Health to the Ministry of Health in Iraq where he oversaw reconstruction of a healthcare system that has 120,000 employees and serves nearly 26 million citizens. In that time, Haveman also served as deputy to the Director of Civil Affairs in the Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority, assisting with the coordination of 13 ministries.
A resident of Michigan, Haveman has served in leadership positions within government and non-profit health agencies for 31 years, including terms as the director of the Michigan Department of Public Health and the Michigan Department of Mental Health. He spent 12 years in cabinet-level positions under Governor John Engler of Michigan. In 1996, Engler named Haveman the first director of the Michigan Department of Community Health - an agency that consolidated a number of healthcare functions into one department and that provided care to 1.5 million people. Haveman held that position until 2003.
Havemen is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. A member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers, Haveman has garnered more than 20 professional and civic service awards, including the U.S. Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service (2004) and the Detroit News Michiganian of the Year Award (2004).
"MedcomSoft exemplifies the power of a pioneering spirit to drive innovation, and I am honored to be a part of its distinguished Advisory Board," says Haveman, president of the Haveman Group, a consulting firm specializing in business development, health policy, media relations, management assessment, and government relations, "MedcomSoft Record, a fully integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) and practice management solution, represents a significant step toward a truly interoperable healthcare system. I also expect that it will play an important role in improving patient care as well as the quality of life for physicians and their staff."
About MedcomSoft Inc.
Founded in 1994, MedcomSoft(R) Inc. develops cutting edge software solutions for the healthcare industry. MedcomSoft has pioneered the use of numerically codified point-of-care clinical terminologies to create a new generation of highly interoperable EHRs, which significantly enhance disease surveillance and accelerate clinical research. The Company has achieved strong growth in license sales year after year and industry recognition. MedcomSoft Record 2006 placed first in KLAS' Ambulatory EMR 1-5 Physicians Category in the 2007 Mid-Year Report and has received a 5-STAR rating from the AC Group Inc., while a MedcomSoft practice was recently awarded a 2007 HIMSS Davies Award. http://www.medcomsoft.com
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding MedcomSoft's expectations and beliefs with respect to future events and/or financial performance. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, but are not limited to, competition and rapid change in the software industry, including price, product feature competition and consolidation; the introduction of new products by existing or new competitors; the economic environment; government regulation and the regulatory environment in general, including government initiatives and guidelines in healthcare technology and the ability of the Company to obtain and maintain certification of its products from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT); dependence on distributors; the impact of the Company's enlarged direct sales force; the timing and customer acceptance of new or upgraded products; and the ability of the Company to develop, market, and support new products and enhance its existing products in an environment of rapidly changing technology. The reader is referred to the documents that the Company files from time to time with applicable Canadian securities and regulatory authorities for a discussion on certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those projected, anticipated or implied. MedcomSoft does not undertake to update forward-looking statements.
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