Owings Mills, MD. November 11, 2014 (PRNewswire): CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) announces the appointment of Carl R. Smith as General Manager of its Laboratory Division. Having held multiple leadership positions in application development, product management and client services, Carl joins CGM with over 24 years of experience in the healthcare software industry.
Most recently, Carl served as Vice President of Application Development for Best Doctors, a Boston-based global health insurance and client advocacy solutions provider. Prior to that, Carl provided solution oversight for provider, employer and payer markets in his role as Vice President of Product Management for the clinical analytics product line within Verisk Health. Verisk Health is a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, whose focus is to help risk bearing entities understand and manage their risk. In this role, Carl created a collaborative environment and implemented effective products that influenced exponential growth in the company’s provider customer-base as well as the revenue base for its analytics solution.
“We are excited to have a seasoned leader with the wealth of knowledge that Carl embodies join our executive team. CGM is constantly evolving to adapt to the changing demands of the laboratory information systems (LIS) market and the healthcare software industry as a whole. Carl’s background and experience are the perfect complement to CGM’s objective to identify and pursue new opportunities that the new era of healthcare presents. With a long list of successes in developing and implementing growth strategies, I am confident that Carl will lead our laboratory division to new heights, through innovative and value-adding strategies, both for the benefit of our company as well as our customers,” said Werner Rodorff, CEO CGM US and Senior Vice President North America.
On his new role, Carl says, “Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to influence innovation that improved the customer experience for products and services. I embrace this exciting role as General Manager of CGM’s Laboratory Division and welcome the opportunity to craft and implement innovative strategies that will drive the company’s portfolio of industry-leading laboratory solutions to new levels.”
Carl began his career with Sunquest Information Systems, a clinical laboratory information systems provider based in Tucson, Arizona and transitioned to QuadraMed Corporation, an enterprise healthcare software and services provider based in Ontario, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona and a Master of Business Administration degree in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix in Tucson, Arizona.
About CompuGroup Medical AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. With a revenue base of approximately $700 million, the company’s software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. CompuGroup Medical’s services are based on a unique customer base of over 400,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and networks as well as other service providers. With locations in 19 countries and customers in 43 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. Approximately 4,000 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.
About CompuGroup Medical US
CompuGroup Medical US is the US division of CompuGroup Medical AG – one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. CompuGroup Medical US works to synchronize the systems of the healthcare industry with the mission of patient care, enabling providers to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients. CompuGroup Medical US creates healthcare IT solutions to support the clinical and practice management activities that take place in physician practices, community health centers and hospitals. These solutions include Meaningful Use certified electronic health records (EHRs) that are proven to contribute to safer, higher quality and more efficient healthcare. We also provide practice management (PM) software and productivity tools, EDI/reimbursement, lab information systems and more. For more information about CompuGroup Medical US, visit www.cgm.com/us.