LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZirMed, a leading provider of software-as-a-service revenue cycle management solutions, today announced the addition of Ken Edwards as its new Vice President of Operations. Ken joins ZirMed with more than 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare information technology, revenue cycle management, global quality, and engineering. Mr. Edwards was most recently the General Manager of Account Management and Organizational Readiness for GE Healthcare IT, and also held the position of the General Manager of Lean Six Sigma. Prior to GE, Ken served on the Operations Leadership team at the former IDX Corporation in Burlington, VT and held leadership roles at IDX of Vice President, Six Sigma and within Motorola's Quality organization at Motorola University in Mansfield, MA.
Serving as the Vice President of Operations, Ken will lead ZirMed's client implementation, service and account management efforts. ZirMed has long been recognized for its exceptional customer service and the company was recently recognized as the top scoring vendor in KLAS's annual independent review of the ambulatory clearinghouse market.
"Healthcare reimbursement is an incredibly complex process mired by regulations, market dynamics, and processes which are continuously changing. To help our clients overcome these challenges and achieve the success they need, we must complement our sophisticated technology with world-class customer service," said Tom Butts, ZirMed's President and CEO. "ZirMed's growth has been fueled by an increase in both the volume and size of our new customers. Ken is a great addition to the ZirMed team as he understands the unique and inherent complexities associated with implementing and supporting revenue cycle management solutions in both small practices and large enterprises, and he is the ideal resource to build upon our history of success."
ZirMed is a leading provider of healthcare revenue cycle technology and information solutions. Serving 113,000 healthcare providers across all care settings who in turn provide services to more than 1 in every 10 Americans, ZirMed is a nationally recognized leader in understanding the flow of money and information in healthcare. Addressing the entire revenue cycle, ZirMed's offerings include eligibility verification, claims management, patient payment estimation, patient payment processing, online bill pay, online and offline statement delivery, innovative lockbox services, analytics, coding compliance, and more. Delivered via a SaaS model, ZirMed's solutions are compatible with any industry standard Healthcare Information or Practice Management System, and can be used directly within the ZirMed domain or embedded within partner software applications. ZirMed received a "Best in KLAS" ranking for 2011, is ranked among Inc. magazine's 500/5000 fastest growing companies and Healthcare Informatics magazine's Top 100 companies. For more information about how ZirMed leverages the power of technology to help providers not just survive but thrive, visit www.zirmed.com.