digiChart Names Harry Jacobson, M.D., as New Board Chairman
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- November 14, 2012
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
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
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
Note to editors: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule interviews
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for digiChart, Inc.
Laura Campbell, 615-579-6599
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