Nashville is the heart of health care, and these industry leaders in Middle Tennessee - from leading hospital companies to medical centers to biotechnology to IT - are shaping the future of health care around the globe
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 29, 2009
James Aylward, president and chief executive officer of Sy.Med Development, Inc., the nation's leading developer of physician credentialing application software, has been named to Nashville Business Journal's influential Health Care Heroes list, and was singled-out as one of the top innovators in the class of 2009.
The Health Care Heroes list is a prestigious ranking of distinguished visionaries from Nashville, known as the nation's health care industry capital. The Health Care Heroes awards were presented at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel Sept. 25. The event spotlighted health care providers and industry leaders, as well as those who serve the health care community, including attorneys, engineers and finance professionals
Some 30 leaders from across Middle Tennessee were selected in seven categories that include physicians, nurses, innovators, company leaders, community leaders, law champions, engineers, finance professionals and more.
"Nashville is the heart of health care, and these industry leaders in Middle Tennessee - from leading hospital companies to medical centers to biotechnology to IT - are shaping the future of health care around the globe," Aylward said. "It is an honor to be selected along with these visionary health care champions."
Aylward and Sy.Med Development won in the Innovator category, along with Jacqueline Dawes of Brookhaven Retreat and Wright Pinson of Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Nashville is recognized for health care, both nationally and internationally, and is well known for nurturing dynamic, innovative health care companies. The health care industry in Nashville impacts not only the local economy and how health care is delivered here, but also helps shape the national and international health care landscapes. Middle Tennessee's health care industry generates more than $18 billion in economic impact, and is Nashville's largest employer.
About Sy.Med Development, Inc.
Sy.Med Development, Inc., headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is the nation's leading developer of credentialing related software products. Sy.Med's OneApp® is the nation's superior credentialing software solution for all your provider data management, enrollment, privileging and credentialing needs. Sy.Med has over 10 years of continuing growth, and now serves more than 750 clients and 170,000 healthcare providers in 49 states. SyMplify Technologies, Sy.Med's non-healthcare related division, focuses on developing and licensing software that simplifies and streamlines paper-based processes across multiple industries and business environments. For more information on Sy.Med or SyMplify Technologies, visit http://www.symed.com or http://www.symplifytech.com. Sy.Med is a Microsoft ® Gold Certified Partner.