CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI), a community healthcare solutions company, today announced that Wes Cronkite has been named the Company’s new Chief Innovation Officer, effective May 3, 2021. In this new senior position for CPSI, Cronkite will play a significant role in the Company’s three-year strategic plan that includes further developing and supporting a culture of innovation. Leveraging the strength of CPSI’s single solution strategy, his leadership will accelerate the push for innovation necessary to thrive in the dynamic markets served by CPSI. Key areas of focus will be on digital health growth and patient experience solutions in both the United States and international markets.
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CPSI Names Wes Cronkite Chief Innovation Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
Cronkite has over 10 years’ experience working as a senior technology leader with leading healthcare providers and technology companies. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Innovation & Strategy for BrightSpring Health Services, the leading provider of comprehensive home and community-based health services to complex populations in need of specialized care. His career in healthcare technology included previous senior positions with nThrive, IBM and WebMD. Cronkite has a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Seton Hall University and is currently a candidate for a Master of Liberal Arts, Information Management Systems, from Harvard University.
Commenting on the announcement, Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI, said, “We are delighted to welcome Wes Cronkite to our senior management team in this important new role for CPSI. Our commitment to innovation has always been a driving force behind the success of CPSI, and we are excited about our renewed focus for the next stage of our growth. To support our innovation efforts, we have also moved our corporate headquarters to downtown Mobile that will also help create a strong culture of collaboration and innovation across our family of companies. Wes will be an integral part of this transformation, and we look forward to his valuable insight and contributions as we continue to execute our growth strategy.”
Cronkite added, “I am excited to take on this new role with CPSI. I believe my previous experience in driving digital transformation in an agile manner and launching new products in the healthcare technology sector are commensurate with the Company’s strategic objectives, which will ultimately have a considerable impact on the industry at a time where technology innovation is imperative. I look forward to the opportunities ahead for CPSI and our customers.”
CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare solutions and services for community hospitals, their clinics and post-acute care facilities. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of four companies – Evident, LLC, American HealthTech, Inc., TruBridge, LLC and iNetXperts, Corp. d/b/a Get Real Health. 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 for community hospitals and their affiliated clinics. American HealthTech is one of the nation’s largest providers of EHR solutions and services for post-acute care facilities. TruBridge focuses on providing business, consulting and managed IT services, along with its complete RCM solution, for all care settings. Get Real Health focuses on solutions aimed at improving patient engagement for individuals and healthcare providers. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com.
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