SAN DIEGO - (Business Wire) CliniComp Intl., a global provider of clinical documentation systems, announced today the appointment of Alan Portela as President.
Portela, who has served as Chief Operating Officer since rejoining the company in July 2008 and who has more than 20 years industry experience, will focus on setting the strategic direction as well as promoting and accelerating the adoption of CliniComp's Essentris® enterprise clinical documentation solution to support high demand.
"This appointment comes at a pivotal time in the company's history - on the heels of significant contract wins as well as in support of President Obama's economic stimulus plan - as CliniComp, the clinical documentation leader, is well positioned for rapid growth and expansion," explains Chris Haudenschild, Chairman of the Board and CEO of CliniComp. "This is a well-deserved promotion for Portela. He has performed an outstanding job, playing an instrumental role in enabling CliniComp to grow significantly over the past 15 months, including our selection as the U.S. Department of Defense's inpatient clinical documentation vendor. He is ideally suited to spearhead our efforts to enhance the Essentris brand, increase sales and provide extraordinary service to more than 100 clients worldwide."
"I am very proud to be named President of CliniComp," Portela said. "The success we are enjoying today is due to our 25-year culture and resolute commitment to developing industry-leading mission critical solutions, hiring and supporting talented and dedicated employees, and providing the highest quality service. Above all, we owe our success to the faith our customers place in our solutions and our team to support them on a 24/7 basis. I am looking forward to working closely with management and the entire CliniComp team to lead our customer-facing activities to build upon that legacy, continue our market momentum and ensure CliniComp remains the industry's clinical documentation leader."
Portela has more than two decades of executive, operating and consulting experience in the healthcare information technology industry. Portela has served in various leadership positions at CliniComp for 12 years. Prior to returning to CliniComp, Portela was executive vice president of Client Services at Global Care Quest and vice president of Strategic Initiatives at Patient Care Technology Systems. He lectures on healthcare IT for a healthcare executives MBA program at the University of California, Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business.
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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.