Streamline Health® Appoints Jack W. Kennedy Jr. as Chief Legal Counsel
<0> Streamline Health Solutions, Inc.Ashley Moore, 404-446-2057Director, MarketingorRandy Salisbury, 404-229-4242Investor Relations </0>
(NASDAQ: STRM), a leading provider of knowledge management solutions for healthcare providers, today announced the appointment of Jack W. Kennedy Jr. as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, effective September 30, 2013. Mr. Kennedy will report directly to Robert E. Watson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Streamline Health.
As Chief Legal Counsel, Kennedy will oversee the legal affairs of the company and serve as the principal legal advisor to the CEO and other members of the management team. In this role, Kennedy will utilize his extensive experience in software and other intellectual property licensing, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and corporate governance.
“In this role, Jack Kennedy will be a major contributor, helping to guide our company as we continue to grow and mature as an organization,” said Robert E. Watson. “We are subject to numerous rules and regulations as a publicly traded company in the healthcare IT space, and we believe that this is the right time in our development to have inside counsel.”
Prior to joining Streamline Health, Kennedy was Vice President and Corporate Counsel for PRGX Global, Inc., a multinational provider of recovery audit, consulting and software services. Prior to his time at PRGX Global, Kennedy served as in-house counsel for Stiefel Laboratories, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc. He began his career practicing at the law firms of Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Houston, Texas.
Kennedy received a J.D. from the Tulane University School of Law and both a B.A. and B.S. from Mercer University, and has been admitted to the state bars of Texas and Georgia.
(NASDAQ: STRM) is a leading provider of SaaS-based healthcare information technology (HCIT) solutions for healthcare providers. The company's comprehensive suite of solutions includes: enterprise content management (ECM), business analytics, integrated workflow systems, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and computer assisted coding (CAC). This unique combination of solutions is designed to help healthcare organizations manage the financial and operational challenges they face in the ever-changing world of healthcare today and in the future. For more information, please visit our website at .