NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- digiChart, Inc., a Nashville-based provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system (PMS) solutions for OB-GYN practices, has announced new executive leadership. Phillip D. Suiter has joined digiChart as president and CEO, bringing to the company his nearly 30 years of experience founding, leading and growing healthcare and information technology businesses.
Mr. Suiter said, “I’m honored to join digiChart and work with our clients and executive team on the important mission of improving women’s health. digiChart is a 12-year leader in the EHR and practice management space. Our proven platform allows OB-GYNs across the country to consistently optimize their practices clinically, financially and administratively.”
G. William Bates, M.D., founder of digiChart and its former president and CEO, will remain as chairman of the board of the company. Dr. Bates is also a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and former dean of the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston.
“Phil is a well-respected healthcare leader and entrepreneur, and I’m pleased to welcome him to the digiChart team. With Phil at the helm, we expect this to be an exciting time for digiChart and our customers as we continue to grow the company and enhance our OB-GYN EHR and PMS solutions,” added Dr. Bates.
A veteran healthcare executive, Mr. Suiter has founded or led a number of healthcare businesses, including Gordian Health Solutions (now Onlife Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee), where he was president and CEO; Stinger Medical, president and CEO; NotifyMD (acquired by Stericycle), president and COO; Medical Properties of America (acquired by Windrose Medical Properties Trust), founder and executive vice president; Vivra Specialty Partners (acquired by Gambro AB), vice president of operations; and Medstat/Inforum, member of the senior management team that took Inforum public in 1991.
Before joining digiChart, Mr. Suiter was president and CEO of Transaction Tracking Technologies, a privately held transaction processor handling more than $1.5 billion annually in validated, secure financial transactions. He also has held leadership roles at Vanderbilt University, most recently as director of strategic projects for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Medicine and earlier at Vanderbilt’s Center for Better Health and Office of Technology Transfer, where he led development and assessment of commercialization of VUMC-developed technologies.
Mr. Suiter currently serves as vice chairman of the board of Park Center, a nonprofit mental health treatment program that promotes recovery, choice and community participation for those with co-occurring conditions. He is a graduate of Murray State University, where he focused on marketing and computer science for his undergraduate degree and management in the graduate program.
digiChart’s award-winning EHR provides OB-GYN practices with a complete, mobile women’s health record and replaces paper-charting. digiChart’s practice management system provides workflow management, scheduling, billing, and collections and reporting modules to keep practices running smoothly. Unlike multispecialty EHRs, digiChart clients do not have to waste valuable hours reconfiguring and retrofitting the system for OB-GYN.
About digiChart, Inc.
Dedicated to improving women’s healthcare, digiChart provides electronic health record (EHR) and practice management system (PMS) solutions, along with related training, implementation and workflow improvement services. OB-GYN practices across the country use digiChart’s solutions to streamline and optimize their practices clinically and financially, as well as achieve higher rates of patient satisfaction. Every day, 100,000+ active pregnancies and nearly 1,800,000 women’s records are managed through digiChart’s solutions. Online: www.digichart.com.
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