From the Wires
digiChart Names Harry Jacobson, M.D., as New Board Chairman
By: Business Wire
Nov. 14, 2012 08:37 AM
digiChart, Inc. today announced that Harry Jacobson, M.D., has been named the new chairman of digiChart’s board of directors. digiChart is a leading national provider of specialty-specific electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system (PMS) solutions for OB-GYN practices. Dr. Jacobson replaces digiChart’s former chairman, G. William Bates, M.D., M.B.A., who has been named chairman emeritus of the company.
The former vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Jacobson is a nationally renowned healthcare investor and entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded several companies.
Phil Suiter, digiChart president & CEO, said, “We are honored to welcome Dr. Jacobson as our board chairman. His entrepreneurial know-how and healthcare expertise are respected throughout the industry. Dr. Jacobson has been involved with digiChart through his work at Vanderbilt and more recently through MedCare, digiChart’s lead investor. He fully understands and supports digiChart’s commitment to improving women’s health.”
“On behalf of the digiChart team, we look forward to Dr. Jacobson’s leadership and insights on how digiChart can further improve the delivery of women’s healthcare via our specialty-specific EHR and practice management technology,” continued Mr. Suiter.
“digiChart has been successful because the company delivers on its promises of making OB-GYN practices more efficient, reducing errors and improving the quality of women’s healthcare. I’m excited to work with Phil and the rest of the digiChart team to further build on this success,” said Dr. Jacobson.
About Harry R. Jacobson, M.D.
Dr. Jacobson is former vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). VUMC consists of a medical school, nursing school and healthcare system.
Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded several companies. Notable co-founded companies include Contact Software (the developer of Act!, the world’s leading contact management software), acquired by Symantec (SYMC:NASDAQ); Renal Care Group (RCG:NYSE), a leading dialysis service company, acquired by Fresenius (FMS:NYSE); Ambulatory Services of America (currently privately held), a diversified outpatient ancillary services provider, currently providing dialysis and radiation oncology services; and CeloNova Biosciences, a medical device company with two CE-approved and one FDA-approved products (coronary stent and embolic microspheres).
Dr. Jacobson is chairman of MedCare Investment Funds and a founder and managing director of TriStar Technology Ventures. He has been both a formal and informal advisor to several venture and private equity funds. Currently, Dr. Jacobson serves on the boards of several of MedCare’s portfolio companies as well as Ingram Industries and Specialty Care.
About digiChart, Inc.
digiChart provides electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system (PMS) solutions, along with related training, implementation and workflow improvement services. OB-GYN practices across the country use digiChart’s solutions to streamline and optimize their practices clinically and financially, as well as achieve higher rates of patient satisfaction. Every day, 100,000+ active pregnancies and nearly 2 million women’s records are managed through digiChart’s solutions. Focused on the OB-GYN market for 14 years, digiChart is a privately owned company backed by Vanderbilt University and MedCare Investment Funds. Online: www.digiChart.com
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