CliniComp, Intl. Names Phillip LaJoie as Vice President Deployment

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CliniComp, Intl., a global provider of clinical documentation systems, has named Phillip LaJoie as vice president, deployment. LaJoie brings more than 25 years of experience in information management and technology, with over nine years in health information management, including most recently serving as chief information officer for the Naval Medical Center San Diego, a 500-bed facility that is the Navy's largest, most technologically advanced medical center.

LaJoie will be responsible for leading deployment services for CliniComp's clients, from workflow planning and analysis, to clinical information system implementation management for the company's Essentris® suite of clinical workflow solutions.

"As hospitals and health systems move quickly to deploy electronic health record (EHR) technologies to qualify for the federal government's health IT incentives, it is critical that providers consider a vendor's track record in leading complex, enterprise-wide deployments," said Alan Portela, CliniComp president. "Phillip LaJoie's background builds upon CliniComp's 25-year history in implementing clinical documentation and surveillance solutions worldwide as we meet a growing demand for our Essentris solution suite."

"During this unique time in the surge of demand for healthcare technology that can improve the safety, quality and efficiency of patient care, I couldn't be happier to join CliniComp," LaJoie says. "Our team expertly guides the implementation of our technology solutions with military precision, giving clients the ultimate confidence in effective, on-time rollouts; it's rewarding to be part of such important work."

As CIO at the Naval Medical Center, LaJoie was responsible for all strategic, operational and functional aspects of HIT at the hospital, where he became intimately familiar with the Essentris system. The Naval Medical Center began using Essentris when it was installed in 1988, making it the first military treatment facility to implement the technology and the largest clinical documentation deployment in the world at the time. The Naval Medical Center is the Navy's premier teaching facility and referral center, and has five medical mobilization teams, including the hospital ship USNS Mercy.

"During my tenure as CIO, I saw firsthand how the solution delivers evidence-based decision support and best practices to nurses and physicians at the point of care, resulting in better care and outcomes for our country's soldiers," LaJoie said. "I am looking forward to helping CliniComp's clients take care to a higher level of quality, safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness."

LaJoie also was chief technology officer within the infrastructure arm of the Military Health System (MHS), based in Falls Church, Va. During his tenure with the MHS he oversaw the development and deployment of a HIPAA-compliant encryption system that enabled more than 800 military hospitals, clinics and specialty care centers to exchange patient data securely. LaJoie was also instrumental in the design and engineering of several infrastructure and computing platform enhancements that have been the cornerstones of clinical information sharing with federal healthcare partners like the Veteran's Health Administration and Center for Disease Control.

For photo of Philip LaJoie, please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4157411061/.

About CliniComp, Intl.

San Diego-based CliniComp, Intl. is a global provider of enterprise clinical documentation systems proven to improve the efficiency and safety of health care providers' highest-acuity workflows. The Essentris enterprise suite comprises integrated electronic charting and surveillance solutions for acute, critical, emergency and perinatal care built on an open systems architecture and delivering 100 percent uptime. The Essentris suite supports over 60 percent of military health system inpatient beds as the inpatient solution for AHLTA, and has supported patient care at leading health care systems such as VA North Texas Health Care System, UCLA Health System and Tenet Healthcare throughout the country for over 25 years. For more information, visit www.CliniComp.com or call 800.350.8202.

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