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Prognosis Health Information Systems Expands Executive Team

HOUSTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prognosis Health Information Systems has added several experienced health information technology executives to its executive team.  The leaders are expected to help Prognosis build upon the company's recent dramatic growth in in the electronic health record (EHR) market.

"We have tapped some of the top talent in the healthcare information technology industry. It is truly an exciting time for our company as these executives will bring the energy and knowledge that we need to continue to surpass expectations. With these leaders in place, we can provide innovative technologies and stellar service that healthcare providers across the country need as they strive to meet the government's EHR meaningful use incentives. And, ultimately we can serve hospitals as they leverage technology to improve the clinical care that they are delivering to their communities," says Ramsey Evans, CEO.  

Over the past year, Prognosis has increased revenue by more than 200%, doubled its staff and expanded into six states by providing EHR solutions to hospitals ranging in size from 25 to 250 beds.

To build upon this remarkable growth, Evans recently announced the following executive appointments to the Prognosis team:

Bryan Haardt, Executive Vice President of Technology. Haardt will be responsible for developing the integration strategy, process, and methodology for all third party software and hardware vendors as well as assisting with the technical direction of the mobile strategy. Haardt most recently worked as the Chief Technology Officer of C-Gate Health, a clinical laboratory information systems vendor. He has more than 15 years of information technology development, management and consulting experience. Haardt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and is currently an adjunct professor at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business.

Stephen Payne, Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Payne will oversee the corporation's financial reporting and analysis, accounting policy and treasury management as well as other administrative functions. Prior to joining Prognosis, Payne served as CFO of WraSer Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a specialty pharmaceutical marketer and distributor. In this position, he oversaw all finance, accounting, human resources and business operations functions and played a key role in corporate development. Prior to his tenure with WraSer, Payne spent more than ten years with BMC Software, Inc. in various financial and operational positions. Payne holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Paul Sinclair, Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Sinclair will provide general management and operations leadership to the company. He has more than 25 years of domestic and international experience in P&L/general management, operations and business development, having held senior management positions at a variety of companies such as Ingenix Consulting and Cerner Corporation. Sinclair holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from University of South Florida, and a master's degree in operations research from Texas A&M University.

Jay Colfer, Executive Vice President of Client Solutions. In this position, Colfer will lead and manage sales, marketing and business partner development efforts as the company continues to expand across the country. He brings more than 25 years of healthcare information technology sales, marketing and operations experience to the post. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of North American Sales for Eclipsys. He has previously held sales and executive positions with McKesson and with other information technology companies that serve healthcare providers. Colfer earned a Bachelor of Arts in health services administration from St. Mary's College.

In addition to these new hires, Melanie Breedlove Pita, who formerly held the position of Executive Vice President of Business Development, will transition to a new role, serving as Executive Vice President of Product Development. Pita will zero in on nurturing the Prognosis product portfolio to keenly meet the needs of the healthcare market. Prior to joining Prognosis, Pita worked as a healthcare attorney defending some of the nation's largest healthcare organizations. Pita received her bachelor's degree in speech communication from Indiana University and her law degree from Drake Law School.

The company's founders also will continue to provide strategic leadership:

Isaac Ning Shi will spearhead the company's technology development in his role as the Chief Technology Officer. His vision and innovation is a driving force behind ChartAccess® Comprehensive EHR, a cutting edge, interoperable solution that is distinguished by its novel web 2.0 architecture and framework and its multi-tiered, object oriented architecture pattern. Shi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in software engineering.

Roy McFadden will continue as Director of Professional Services. In this position, McFadden works closely with client organizations, leveraging his vast knowledge of systems integration delivery to help providers experience EHR success. His project experience includes software selection, strategic systems planning and analysis, business process improvement, IT governance and support. Additionally, he has engineered change management initiatives that have increased technology adoption and mitigated workflow disruption.  McFadden received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas State University.

Ramsey Evans will provide overall leadership and strategic direction as the company's President and CEO. He directs the company's daily operations to ensure that Prognosis meets the clinical, financial, and operational needs of hospitals, physicians, and nurses. Evans received his finance degree from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About Prognosis

Prognosis Health Information Systems, Inc., Houston, aims to improve the quality and safety of patient care through ChartAccess, a certified Comprehensive EHR.  Designed to be fully operational in less than six months at a predictable, affordable cost, the solution enables hospitals to meet meaningful use and improve patient outcomes by leveraging built-in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) milestone and quality measure tracking functionality. PHIS uses 21st-Century technologies to offer small community hospitals a pure browser-based system that can run on-premise or in the cloud. For more information, go to

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