VoiceHIT Announces Accomplished Healthcare Business Leaders Join Board of Directors

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Strengthens Its First-Mover Advantage in Cloud-Based, Data-Driven, Patient-Centered EHR Platform Solutions


Better Day™ EHR & Documentation Solution

“The VoiceHIT team has built an incredibly exciting platform for physicians that improves point-of-care decision making while enhancing the quality of care for patients." - Don Bauman, CEO of Isabel Healthcare

VoiceHIT, developer of the Better Day™ EHR & Documentation Solution, a web-based, ‘smart’ electronic health record (EHR) software platform, today announced that Don Bauman, Chief Executive Officer of Isabel Healthcare, Andre duPlessis, Chief Operating Officer of Tulane Medical Center, and Gary Ferguson, Chief Healthcare Strategist for TIBCO, have joined its Board of Directors.

Gary Ferguson, Chief Healthcare Strategist at TIBCO and VoiceHIT Founding Partner, brings to the VoiceHIT Board a proven record of senior EHR and healthcare IT management experience. VoiceHIT is honored to add his depth and insights on a broad range of issues, from launching software products and operating units to strategic positioning, growing market share, scaling revenue and strengthening margins, to its leadership team. “The Better Day™ platform represents an entirely new class of EHR; one that complements clinical work flow and leverages system-initiated care to drive improvements in health, and I am excited to be a part of the VoiceHIT team,” said Ferguson.

Don Bauman, CEO of Isabel Healthcare, a core VoiceHIT partner, is leading efforts to provide Isabel Healthcare’s diagnosis decision support system to physicians at the point-of-care within the Better Day™ platform. “The VoiceHIT team has built an incredibly exciting platform for physicians that improves point-of-care decision making while enhancing the quality of care for patients,” said Bauman. “I am pleased to be joining the Board and being a part of their growth and development.”

Andre duPlessis, COO at HCA-owned Tulane Medical Center, will provide VoiceHIT’s Board valuable operational insights into large-scale healthcare system and ambulatory clinic management. “I look forward to helping VoiceHIT build a business dedicated to significantly improving the way doctors and other providers interact with, diagnose and treat patients that drives costs down while dramatically improving care; over time, we believe the Better Day™ platform will do exactly that,” said duPlessis.

“All three executives are industry leaders, and VoiceHIT is extremely fortunate to have them join our team,” said VoiceHIT CEO Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH. “Each bring decades of experience that adds great depth and balance to our leadership team, and each will contribute significantly to VoiceHIT’s growth, ultimately catalyzing the success of the Better Day™ platform while helping us to build a strong, successful and sustainable organization,” said Dr. Ragusa.

Gary Ferguson
Chief Healthcare Strategist, TIBCO
Mr. Ferguson leads TIBCO Software, Inc. (TIBX)’s healthcare strategy. TIBCO is located in Palo Alto, CA with approximately $1B annual sales, 2,500 employees and list 75% Fortune 500 companies as clients. Ferguson was CEO at ClearPractice, the first EHR for the iPad, and held a series of senior healthcare technology roles, including 11 years as CEO of NotifyMD, the Nashville-based provider of wireless medical communications for physicians and hospitals. NotifyMD recently sold to Chicago-based Stericycle. Earlier, he was founder-CEO of RespraCair (AmeriCair); general manager of Mediware Information Systems; executive director of clinical systems for Continental Healthcare; and clinical pharmacy services director for United Western Medical Center. Ferguson earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy/Pharmacology at the University of Southern California, and a Bachelors Degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis.

Don Bauman
Chief Executive Officer, Isabel Healthcare USA
Mr. Bauman joined Isabel in 2010 and has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare software sales and marketing activities. In his recent tenure in healthcare safety solutions, Bauman served as vice president of sales and marketing for InformMed, a provider of innovative medication safety solutions, LMS Medical, a leading provider of obstetrical decision support solutions, and Cereplex Inc., an early stage market innovator in automated infection prevention solutions. His experience includes direct sales, numerous area and national sales leadership roles, product marketing and partnership development at Premier, Inc., Bridge Medical, McKesson, CliniCom and Community Health Computing. Bauman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.

Andre duPlessis
Chief Operating Officer, Tulane Medical Center
Mr. duPlessis has 15 years of senior level healthcare management experience with a majority of his career managing community hospitals. duPlessis has spent the past six years in academic medicine as Chief Operating Officer of Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. duPlessis also served as incident commander at the Tulane Lakeside Hospital during Hurricane Katrina. duPlessis has a successful track record of implementing new, system-wide clinical programs. duPlessis completed his B.S. at The University of Texas at Austin and his M.H.A. from Tulane University.

About VoiceHIT
VoiceHIT was founded by Dr. Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH in the fall of 2010. VoiceHIT provides an affordable Electronic Health Record platform to ambulatory clinics and healthcare providers, called the Better Day™ EHR & Documentation Solution. A web-based, first-of-breed, 3rd-party application-enabled EHR platform, Better Day™ addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers with a mission to dramatically simplify and improve the EHR and personal health record user experiences. The Better Day™ platform is expected to launch in mid 2012; it is currently in Pilot Testing. For more information about VoiceHIT and its products, please visit http://www.VoiceHIT.com and http://www.BetterDayEHR.com. Connect with us at info(at)BetterDayEHR(dot)com, 504.710.8564 http://www.facebook.com/VoiceHIT, http://twitter.com/VoiceHIT, or http://www.facebook.com/BetterDayEHR or http://twitter.com/BetterDayEHR to learn more.

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