(Chattanooga, TN – July 27, 2011) – Shared Health, a leader in the health information technology (HIT) industry, today announced Michael Heekin has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Heekin, the founding Chief Operating Officer of WebMD, is set to lead the company’s technology and services expansion.
“This is an exciting time in healthcare information technology and Shared Health is perfectly poised to continue to drive change,” said Michael Heekin, CEO of Shared Health. “Our focus will be the continued expansion and enhancement of our Clinical Xchange platform which provides clinicians with the right information about their patients enabling them to deliver quality care.”
Heekin was recently appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on Florida’s Government Efficiency Task Force and also worked as an advisor to Governor Jeb Bush in Florida’s effort to move toward electronic health records. He has served on the Board of Shared Health since 2007.
Shared Health products include Shared Health® Clinical Xchange® – A platform that supports the delivery of Shared Health’s solutions, including data exchange and interoperability, data transformation and normalization, clinical guidance and analytics, with security and privacy. In addition the company offers ePrescribe and additional health information technologies that give clinicians point of care information.
About Shared Health
Shared Health was launched in 2004 with the mission to transform health care by offering secure, innovative health information technology (HIT) solutions. With more than six million patient records, Shared Health’s web-based applications securely share and connect patient medical information across a network of nearly 8,000 clinicians across ten states. Shared Health strives to be the clinician’s trusted partner for sharing relevant patient information at the point of care, enabling both health care professionals and consumers to improve outcomes. For more information on Shared Health, visit www.sharedhealth.com.