They are getting younger all the time and this is why we get our butts kicked with imageexecutives that don’t have some IT knowledge in their background.  Granted this is a Health IT company with medical record technologies, but something to pay attention to.  He’s also a big lobbyist.  You can also read below where he orchestrated the merger of Mysis and Allscripts medical records.  More background below talks about the payer-provider solutions, in other words software and algorithms.  In short, they have hired a professional geek with tan IT background. 

Medquist also has speech recognition technologies that have not been purchased by Nuance so far:)  They are also looking at a merger with another speech recognition company M*Modal.  Their technologies integrate with most EHR systems and work with radiology system as well.  BD 

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jul 11, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- MedQuist Holdings Inc. /quotes/zigman/3905460 MEDH -1.57% , a leading provider of integrated clinical documentation solutions for the U.S. healthcare industry, announced the Board of Directors has appointed Roger L. (Vern) Davenport as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Davenport assumes the positions held by Bob Aquilina, Chairman, and Peter Masanotti, Chief Executive Officer. image

An industry leader, spokesman and lobbyist, Vern Davenport has three decades of senior executive experience in building and transforming healthcare IT businesses in the United States and globally. He most recently served as special senior strategic advisor to the Chairman of Quintiles. Previously, Mr. Davenport was CEO of Misys Healthcare and led the strategic merger of Misys Healthcare Solutions and Allscripts, creating the U.S. market leader in acute and ambulatory clinical information systems. Davenport also handled the establishment of a Public and Payer Sector,image which focused on payer-provider integration and State Medicaid transformations. Davenport has a broad range of experience across the entire healthcare IT spectrum including radiology, modalities and software technology. He has served as an executive for companies such as IBM, Shared Medical Systems, Kodak and Siemens Medical Solutions. He earned a bachelor's degree and an MBA from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C

MedQuist Holdings Hires 28-Year Healthcare IT Veteran as Chairman and CEO - MarketWatch

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