Compressus Adds Healthcare Information Systems Veteran as Director of Customer Operations

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Compressus, Inc., leaders in integrated imaging and data management solutions, announced the recent appointment of Edward (Ned) J. Thurman as director of Customer Operations. A 30-year veteran of the healthcare information systems industry, Thurman is tasked with building and managing Compressus' professional services organization as the company's installed base expands.

"The addition of Ned Thurman's industry and category expertise bolsters the Compressus team and will help us speed the adoption of our Enterprise Systems Integration technologies," said Janine Broda, vice president and general manager for Compressus' Medical Solutions Division. "The ability to create strong customer satisfaction and loyalty is critical to successful implementations designed to address the complexities unique to imaging service providers, enabling users to truly integrate disparate PACS and RIS systems simultaneously without the need to be tied to one platform. The goal is for every customer to become a reference site."

With some 30 years of experience in customer support, technical services and product management, Thurman previously held management positions of increasing responsibility in customer operations and satisfaction at several healthcare information systems companies, including McKesson, Merge Healthcare, Park City Solutions/Medicity, and Dialog Medical. As executive director of Customer Services for McKesson's Enterprise Imaging Group, Thurman directed the turnaround of the imaging services organization which resulted in taking the group from a financial loss in 2000 to one of the most profitable in 2002.

Designed to enable seamless integration of disparate information systems, the MEDxConnect(TM) System provides users the freedom to select best of breed PACS, HIS/RIS, EMS and CIS tools, regardless of vendor. Acting as a communications hub, the System enables various PACS, HIS, RIS and other data information systems to connect and communicate across the Enterprise. The MEDxConnect System utilizes HL7, DICOM, and other standards to help control the flow of images, reports, messages, standard patient demographics and other important data for diagnosis and treatment planning of a patient between otherwise independent and disparate systems.

The integrated imaging and data management solution from Compressus is designed to support a facility's current and expanded workload and provide an infrastructure for sustained growth. Building the functionality required for remote connectivity, the system enables users to access diagnostic images and reports in the existing data stores at each facility, increasing the level of medical care while reducing the associated costs.

About Compressus Inc.

Established in 2000, Compressus, Inc., is a software company offering proven interoperability solutions to the rapidly growing healthcare IT market. Its MEDxConnect software is the first solution that indexes, integrates and routes all relevant patient medical information to the healthcare professional in real time, thus dramatically improving physician efficiency, reducing enterprise costs and increasing patient safety. The MEDxConnect Products address the problems associated with integrating healthcare enterprises plagued by the lack of connectivity and interoperability between disparate islands of HIS, RIS and PACS systems. The MEDxConnect System is a suite of offerings designed to manage the workflow of an imaging healthcare enterprise. It has the power to connect disparate HIS/RIS/PACS systems and provide automated interoperability to the enterprise and allows an organization with disparate multi-vendor systems function as one virtual enterprise.

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