Kevin Hutchinson is leaving his post as president and chief executive officer at SureScripts at the end of January 2008, the company announced.
Hutchinson, 44, who came to SureScripts six years ago from his post as chief operating officer at MedicaLogic/Medscape, Hillsboro, Ore., is leaving to pursue other opportunities, a company spokesman said.
During his tenure, Hutchinson led SureScripts' initiative to build and implement its Pharmacy Health Information Exchange for sharing electronic-prescribing and pharmacy data, which now connects more than 40,000 community pharmacies and generates more than 35 million e-prescriptions.
Rick Ratliff, SureScripts COO, will serve as acting CEO, following Hutchinson's departure. -- by Jean DerGurahian/ HITS staff writer
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