ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 4 /CNW/ - 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
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
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financial performance. These forward-looking statements involve known and
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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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