MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI), a leading provider of healthcare information solutions, today announced that William J. Hayes, M.D. has joined the Company as a Medical Director with its Physician Adoption team.
As part of the Physician Adoption team, Dr. Hayes will focus on improving the user experience rural providers have with all CPSI solutions. He will work with fellow CPSI Medical Director, Ron Louks, MD and MBA, collaborating with physicians across the CPSI family of companies. Leveraging existing client channels such as the CPSI Physician Council, Early Adopter and Pilot programs, the Physician Adoption team is focused on ensuring clinical solutions are aligned to meet their needs and preferences when it comes to workflows, training, and education specific to physicians.
“Bill Hayes brings additional experience to our organization and to our focused efforts to align our products and services with the unique needs of rural physicians,” said Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI. “Physician Adoption is critical to the success of community healthcare. Representing the interests of our client physicians and consulting directly with them will be an important role for Dr. Hayes.”
Anticipating his new role, Dr. Hayes said, “I am looking forward to working with CPSI and Dr. Louks as an advocate for physicians who are dedicated to improving population health in their communities. I am proud to be representing the voices of thousands of physicians. I think we can make real progress by addressing the unique challenges in rural America and making it easier for physicians to do what they do best, which is keeping their patients healthy.”
In addition to his M.D. from Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Hayes completed his MBA from the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama. He has also been a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Hayes’ most recent experience has been as a Physician Executive with Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Medical Director of Cardiovascular Diagnostic Services for Internal Medicine Center in Mobile, as well as an Executive Physician Consultant for Eclipsys Corporation of Atlanta. He has held several other executive positions and was a partner/owner of Cardiology Associates PC of Mobile, where he practiced cardiology and critical care medicine at five hospitals. He was previously a Chief Cardiology Fellow at Texas Heart Institute.
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions and services for rural and community hospitals and post-acute care facilities. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of five companies – Evident, LLC, TruBridge, LLC, Healthland Inc., American HealthTech, Inc., and Rycan Technologies, Inc. Our combined company is focused on helping improve the health of the communities we serve, connecting communities for a better patient care experience, and improving the financial operations of our customers. Evident provides comprehensive EHR solutions and services for rural and community hospitals. TruBridge focuses exclusively on providing business management, consulting and managed IT services to rural and community healthcare organizations, regardless of their IT vendor. Healthland provides integrated technology solutions and services to small rural and critical access hospitals. American HealthTech is one of the nation's largest providers of financial and clinical technology solutions and services for post-acute care facilities. Rycan provides revenue cycle management and workflow and automation software to hospitals, healthcare systems, and skilled nursing organizations. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com, www.evident.com, www.trubridge.com, www.healthland.com, www.healthtech.net or www.rycan.com.
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