PointClear Announces Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)

M.D. Joins PointClear's Leadership Team to Lead Product Strategy Practice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PointClear Solutions, Inc.– an innovation leader specializing in health information technology (HIT) product development services – has named Rodney Hamilton, M.D. to its newly created CMIO position and managing director of its product strategy practice.

PointClear's leadership team has been strengthened with an M.D. who is also an HIT industry veteran with executive roles at McKesson (NYSE: MCK) and Vanguard Health Systems.  Dr. Hamilton was recruited based on his deep understanding and practical experience within the healthcare industry including insight into new evolving opportunities for disruption and innovation.  The product strategy practice will accelerate PointClear's ability to provide greater benefit to its clients and partners as it expands on the announcement of the newly formed physician panel announced last month.

Dr. Hamilton's focus is on assisting healthcare organizations achieve their goals through the strategic use of information technology either via the implementation or integration of existing technologies and/or the development of custom solutions. In this role, he leads the physician advisory panel that assists PointClear with understanding and responding to current and emerging trends in healthcare delivery. In addition, he continues to practice pediatrics on a limited basis at a private practice he co-founded in 2006. He is an administrator and active user of an ambulatory EMR in that setting, and remains an active member of the clinical staff at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

"We are very excited to have Dr. Hamilton join the PointClear team.  This addition is pivotal and vital to our strategy to provide exceptional advice and value for our clients and business partners," said David Karabinos, chief executive officer of PointClear.  "This is the second major milestone in PointClear's Strategic Plan for 2011 towards the success of our clients and partners."

"We see real value in PointClear's new CMIO supporting our strategic planning at Clinically Home.  Having access to an HIT strategist who is also a practicing M.D. to validate product strategies against market trends and physician engagement will be extremely beneficial.  We believe Dr. Hamilton's rich history in HIT will give us added advantage in the market," said Jason Grant, chief technology officer with Clinically Home.

To learn more about Dr. Hamilton and PointClear's Product Strategy Practice, please visit: http://www.pointclearsolutions.com/strategy.html

About PointClear Solutions

PointClear is a healthcare technology services company headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., with offices in Atlanta, Nashville, and Birmingham. PointClear focuses on Product Strategy, Product Development, and User Experience.  The company has an exciting team of technology experts who design and develop healthcare software applications and products with focusing on a "User Centered Design".  Clients include hospitals, health plans, the public sector, disease management companies, health IT vendors, and health 2.0 companies nationwide. We help our clients create compelling intuitive applications which maximize user adoption.  For more information on PointClear, visit www.pointclearsolutions.com


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