HealthTech Holdings Inc. (HHI), a health information technology holding company that owns Healthcare Management Systems Inc.® (HMS), MEDHOST and Sentry Healthcare Services, has appointed two technology veterans to the newly created chief technology officer (CTO) and chief information officer (CIO) positions. CTO Alan MacLamroc and CIO Geoff Roten will leverage HHI’s significant financial strength and industry expertise to further enhance the clinical and financial applications and IT services that HHI companies provide to healthcare facilities seeking to provide the best patient care possible, achieve meaningful use and operate more efficiently.
“With such rapid change occurring within the healthcare industry, it’s exciting to add these accomplished executives to the HHI team,” said Bill Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of HealthTech Holdings Inc. “With a combined 45 years of technology and healthcare experience, Alan and Geoff are well positioned to manage HHI’s technology resources so that all aspects of our business will continue to grow.”
CTO Alan MacLamroc will lead initiatives to develop and deploy new products while ensuring the most efficient use of HHI’s outstanding technical resources across its portfolio of companies. MacLamroc has deep experience with HMS’ key technology platforms and is an expert in Agile product development processes and cloud-based products and deployments.
With more than 25 years of experience in technology leadership positions with companies such as CDC Software, CompuCredit, MAPICS, SSA, Sprint and IBM, MacLamroc has a very successful track record managing global product development organizations and processes in key technology platforms. Prior to joining HHI, MacLamroc served as executive vice president and chief product & technology officer at CDC Software, where he was responsible for product management, development and quality for product lines serving more than 10,000 global customers, as well as global IT. MacLamroc is a finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year award.
“Consistent development of IT products and services is one of the healthcare industry’s most vital priorities, especially given the importance of helping providers achieve meaningful use and its associated stimulus funds,” said MacLamroc. “I look forward to helping each of our companies further expand on the unique and powerful applications and services they’re already delivering to healthcare providers across the country.”
CIO Geoff Roten will oversee the further development and growth of HealthTech’s Hosting and Managed Services group. This group offers remote hosting and management services for hospital information systems as a cost-effective and highly reliable platform for giving hospitals access to electronic health records (EHRs) and other clinical and financial applications. In addition, Roten will be responsible for data center operations as well as providing strategic direction to internal systems and infrastructure management across all HHI companies. Hosting and Managed Services has a range of customers from hospital chains to stand-alone facilities. It also provides the infrastructure for HMS Direct, one of the community hospital market’s largest installed bases of facilities purchasing enterprise software as a service (SaaS).
“I have been impressed with the rapid growth and expansion of HMS Direct and hosting and managed services in general,” Roten said. “I look forward to guiding our continued growth as a strong technology partner that takes a specialized approach to hospitals’ unique needs.”
Roten has more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, including serving in leadership roles at Ardent Health Services, Province Healthcare and Community Health Systems. Roten has served as a consultant for HMS since 2010, acting as a project executive assigned to several key corporate accounts within the company. Prior to HMS, Roten was the executive managing partner of NorthStar Technology Consulting, LLC, and senior managing consultant for IBM.
HealthTech Holdings Inc. is a health information technology holding company that owns Healthcare Management Systems, MEDHOST and Sentry Healthcare Services. HealthTech Holdings’ mission is to acquire and manage technology companies focused on the creation of value for the healthcare industry. More information is available at www.healthtechholdings.com.
Editor’s note: Photos of MacLamroc and Roten are available upon request.