James H. Crook, Jr. Joins Precyse Advisory Council
WAYNE, Pa. and ALPHARETTA, Ga., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Precyse, a leader in health information management (HIM) technologies and services, announces the appointment of three industry leaders to influential positions targeted at supporting clients with their ICD-10 strategies and beyond. James H. Crook, Jr., a veteran of the healthcare software and services industry, has been appointed to the Precyse Advisory Council (PAC). Chris Skiffington, a proven leader in healthcare technology sales, has joined Precyse as Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager. Debra Stenner, a market-winning healthcare IT product development and strategy expert, has joined the company as Vice President of Business Planning and Product Strategy.
Crook brings more than 30 years of experience to the Precyse Advisory Council, which functions as a source of high-level input and advice on the strategic positioning and expansion of Precyse's service and technology offerings. The PAC also serves as a conduit for new business opportunities because of the extensive experience and networks developed by each of the council members.
"We are delighted to welcome Jim to the Precyse Advisory Council," said Precyse CEO Jeffrey Levitt. "His deep healthcare IT experience will provide an invaluable contribution as Precyse strives to offer the HIM industry the technology necessary for the completion of strategic initiatives such as EHR, Meaningful Use, ICD-10 and other initiatives."
As Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager, Chris Skiffington will lead the Precyse sales organization as it focuses on existing and new client sales, as well as a solution expertise. A member of the Precyse Executive Leadership Team, Skiffington will report directly to Chris Powell, president, and will be based in the company's corporate office in Wayne.
"Chris brings tremendous expertise in healthcare, technology and sales management to his role," said Powell. "His background in enterprise selling is well-positioned to ensure that Precyse is front and center nationally."
In her role as Vice President of Business Planning and Product Strategy, Debra Stenner will lead Precyse's strategic product management functions.
"Debra's role is fundamental to our success as a true innovation company," said Powell. "She is committed to working with our hospital and physician practice clients to find innovative ways to improve productivity, quality and accuracy, streamline processes and increase revenue."
James H. Crook, Jr., Precyse Advisory Council Member
Crook recently retired as Chief Executive Officer of IDX Systems Corporation, a leading provider of software and services to the healthcare industry. He was responsible for all aspects of the IDX business, including overseeing relationships with customers at over 3,400 healthcare organizations and 2,400 employees working in 10 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Crook had previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of IDX, during which time he oversaw the restructuring of the company and the implementation of a newly aligned Operating Unit model. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in Administrative Science from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.
Chris Skiffington, Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager, Precyse
Prior to joining Precyse, Skiffington led the Southeast Zone for GE Healthcare HCIT division and was responsible for the P&L's performance across the portfolio in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. Prior to that, Skiffington was employed for 10 years at IBM, where he was responsible for leading and managing a 162-person, $500 million sales business and achieved award-winning sales performance year after year. He also had served as the Regional Sales Manager and Senior Sales Professional, as well as a Software Account Manager. Skiffington holds an MBA from Boston College and a bachelor of science degree in business management from Westfield State University.
Debra Stenner, Vice President of Business Planning and Product Strategy, Precyse
Stenner has more than 25 years of industry experience. She most recently was principal of Four Winds Consulting, where she aided clients in establishing go-forward product strategies and new product commercialization. She previously was vice president of business planning and product strategy, Imagecast Division, for IDX Systems Corp. She also served as a member of the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) initiative, a joint initiative of the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). A graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Platteville, Stenner holds a BS in medical technology. She continues to publish healthcare technology and life sciences articles and to present at a variety of industry events.
Precyse provides industry-leading expert services and comprehensive technologies that empower healthcare organizations to most effectively and efficiently capture, organize, secure and analyze clinical data and transform it into actionable information, supporting the delivery of quality patient care and optimizing operating performance. Precyse has enabled more than 1000 hospitals and health systems nationwide to improve efficiency and deliver tangible outcomes for more than a decade. With products ranging from an integrated transcription and coding platform with advanced speech recognition, expert workflow technologies and Natural Language Comprehension™ to HIM consulting and services, Precyse's flexible software can be delivered standalone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Now more than ever, hospitals and health systems are challenged to achieve meaningful use of the legal health record. Precyse is the partner hospitals across the country choose to achieve this goal. To learn more, visit www.precyse.com.
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