MedcomSoft, a provider of interoperable electronic health records, has appointed James Haveman, a former presidential adviser, to its healthcare advisory board.
The MedcomSoft board represents members from the public and private sector and provides guidance on several corporate programs, including product enhancements and strategic marketing. Haveman, 64, who specializes in health and human services issues, was appointed in 2003 by President Bush to the Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority. From 2003 to 2004 he served as senior adviser for health to the Ministry of Health in Iraq.
"We are very impressed by the distinguished service Jim Haveman has brought to the highest levels of government, business and human services, and by his strong leadership and expertise in shaping health policy," said Sami Aita, founder and chief executive officer of MedcomSoft. "This experience and expertise will enhance the development and market uptake of our product offerings, propelling the recognition of our company as a source of the most robust, integrated healthcare data available."
In a statement, Haveman said MedcomSoft "represents a significant step toward a truly interoperable healthcare system. I also expect that it will play an important role in improving patient care as well as the quality of life for physicians and their staff."
Haveman is currently a member of the Defense Department's Defense Business Board and the International Aid Board of Directors. He has served on nearly 70 other healthcare and social service boards throughout his career. -- by Jennifer Lubell / HITS staff writer
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