MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI), a community healthcare solutions company, today announced that William J. Hayes, M.D., has been named Chief Medical Officer for the Company.
In this role, Dr. Hayes will oversee the Physician Adoption team and focus on improving the user experience community providers have with all CPSI solutions. Dr. Hayes will continue to leverage existing client channels such as the Physician Council, Early Adopter and Pilot programs, while searching for new, innovative ways to advance physician adoption, much like he did in his previous role as Medical Director.
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.
“Dr. Hayes brings a unique blend of executive experience and first-hand medical knowledge to CPSI that will serve the needs of our clients,” said Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI. “Dr. Hayes understands the importance of Physician Adoption to the success of community healthcare, and he will serve as a direct link between our client physicians and internal teams as we continue improving our healthcare solutions.”
In his new role, Dr. Hayes is passionate about his opportunity to have an impact on how healthcare is delivered across the spectrum. Hayes noted, “As a CMO, it’s my responsibility to make sure that we as a company continue to understand that we are providing a tool that ultimately improves the outcome for patients. As a healthcare solutions company, we are providing care to the patients. We do it through physicians, we do it through laboratory, we do it through revenue; whatever it is, it’s just another tool of delivery. We want people to rely on our system because it does the right thing.
“I never wanted to look back and say I might have been able to make an impact in the HIT/EMR world. I’d like to move the needle a lot, but in the right direction towards better adoption, usability, delivery, quality, the whole nine yards,” added Hayes.
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare solutions and services for community hospitals plus other healthcare systems and post-acute care facilities. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of four companies – Evident, LLC, TruBridge, LLC, Healthland Inc., and American HealthTech, Inc. Our combined companies are 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 community hospitals. TruBridge focuses on providing business, consulting, and managed IT services along with their RCM product Rycan, providing revenue cycle management workflow and automation software to hospitals, other healthcare systems, and skilled nursing organizations. 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. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com, www.evident.com, www.trubridge.com, www.healthland.com, www.healthtech.net or www.rycan.com.