LEXINGTON, Ky., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VHGI) has named Robert Tapales as the new Vice President of Operations effective immediately. Robert previously served as COO and EVP of VPS Holdings, LLC, for the past 4 years and joined VHGI as part of its acquisition of VPS Holdings in September 2006.
Robert has over 21 years experience in the healthcare industry, ranging from clinical care, to the development and implementation of integrated practice management/EDI solutions for physicians. Prior to joining VPS Holdings, LLC he held key management positions with several leading healthcare IT companies in California, Texas, Florida and Atlanta. He has extensive background in Practice Management having worked with the first Physician's Billing System in the 1990's to fully integrate electronic claims as part of its core application. Robert also led the implementation team of Veriscrip(TM) by working with state lawmakers to develop a real-time prescription drug monitoring pilot in Kentucky, the first of its kind in the nation.
Robert will continue working on the expansion of Veriscrip(TM) in each state while acting as General Manager for VPS Holdings, LLC. In his new expanded role with VHGI he will be focused primarily on the development of synergistic opportunities for the companies and in managing the direction of the emerging and existing products and their corresponding services.
He holds a Degree in Microbiology from California State University of Long Beach and he also earned California teaching credentials for Medical Office Management, Billing and Coding. He is a member of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and previously the Medical Group Management Assoc and Health Information and Management Systems Society.
Jim Renfro, President stated "Over the past several months our business model has changed which has opened the door for many other opportunities that we need to focus on. Robert has demonstrated his varied range of capabilities in several key areas and functions of the company. This reorganization will put Mr. Tapales in a key role to oversee and manage our overall strategy going forward."
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectations regarding future events. While these statements reflect the Company's best current judgment, they are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ significantly from projected results due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to assumptions, beliefs and opinions relating to the business and growth strategy of VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Verified Prescription Safeguards, Inc., VPS Holdings, LLC, Envoii Healthcare, LLC, Medical Office Software, Inc. and implementation thereof, based upon the Company's interpretation and analysis of financial and market conditions, the decisions of businesses with whom the Company is either engaged in business with or negotiating, healthcare industry trends and management's ability to successfully finance, develop, market, sell and implement its e-commerce and internet solutions, clinical and financial e-transaction services and software applications to physicians, pharmacies, governmental agencies, laboratories, insurance companies, HMOs, and payers. These factors and other risk factors are more fully discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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