ATLANTA, November 12 /CNW/ - MedcomSoft(R) Inc., (TSX:MSF) a provider of
the next generation of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs),
announced today that Robert I. Kramer, MD, a nationally prominent physician
and healthcare business leader, has joined the MedcomSoft Healthcare Advisory
Board. Members of the board will provide guidance on a number of corporate
programs, including product enhancements and strategic marketing. Additional
MedcomSoft Healthcare Advisory Board members will be drawn from academia,
industry and the private sector.
"We sought out Dr. Kramer for both his business acumen and eminent
position in pediatric medicine. He exemplifies the caliber of the individuals
who will be joining this board and helping to shape our product offerings,"
says Sami Aita, MD, founder and CEO of MedcomSoft.
A valued consultant to several of the nation's leading corporate and
non-profit institutions, Dr. Kramer brings a wealth of experience to his new
role at MedcomSoft. Dr. Kramer was one of the first Pediatric Pulmonologists
in the Southwest and served for 28 years as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
and Pulmonology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He was
also the Medical Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, a founding
partner of the largest private pediatric practice in Dallas, and the former
Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor University Medical Center.
"MedcomSoft Record is an ideal EHR to support medical practices in the
effort to improve patient care, increase profitability, and enhance the
quality of life for physicians and their staff," says Dr. Kramer. "Further,
the widespread adoption of interoperable EHRs will go a long way toward
resolving several longstanding problems in the healthcare system."
Educated at Brown, Tufts, Yale and the University of Texas Southwestern,
Dr. Kramer's distinguished career in clinical medicine was followed by an
equally distinguished career in business. He received an Executive MBA at the
Harvard Business School and became Medical Director of Health Care Consulting
Services at Coopers and Lybrand (now Pricewaterhouse/Coopers). In 1998, he
formed a healthcare consulting company, DecisionHealth LLC, and its
subsidiary, Physician for the Arts. Among his corporate clients are NCH
Corporation, Texas Industries, Perot Systems, Brinker International, Club Corp
and Affiliated Computer Systems (ACS).
In addition to the MedcomSoft Healthcare Advisory Board, Dr. Kramer
presently serves on the boards of the Texas Healthcare, Bioscience Institute,
Patton Surgical Inc and Torquin LLC. He is also the Senior Medical Advisor of
NTEC (The North Texas Biotechnology Center), serves on the Scientific Advisory
Committee of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of UT Austin, Fellow IC2
Institute of UT Austin, the Chair of Scientific Advisory Committee of Seno
Medical Systems and the Chief Medical Officer of Tela Doc Inc.
His involvement with healthcare industry groups is similarly extensive.
Dr. Kramer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and its Section
of Pulmonology, the American College of Physician Executives, The Texas
Medical Association, the Texas Pediatric Society, and the Dallas County
Medical Society. He is also a member of the American Society of Law, Medicine
and Ethics, the New York Academy of Science, and the American Association for
the Advancement of Science.
"Dr. Kramer's experience and counsel will be highly valuable as we
analyze healthcare trends that affect our business model and marketing
initiatives," says Dr. Aita. "We are pleased and honored to have him on the
MedcomSoft Healthcare Advisory Board."
About MedcomSoft Inc.:
Founded in 1994, MedcomSoft(R) Inc. develops cutting edge software
solutions for the healthcare industry, including its fully integrated
Electronic Health Record (EHR) and practice management solution, MedcomSoft
Record. 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 over
year while 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., and a MedcomSoft practice was recently awarded
a 2007 HIMSS Davies Award. www.medcomsoft.com
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