Taps Industry Veteran Charlie Franco to Lead Effort
CLAREMONT, N.H., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Hampshire-based Red River, a leading federal information technology (IT) services provider, today officially launched Red River Healthcare to focus on bringing the company's extensive IT services, support and consulting services to the government and private sector healthcare markets.
Red River Healthcare is focused on working with hospitals, medical device companies and clinical application providers. Red River's enterprise technology specialists enable a wide range of healthcare facilities to develop and deploy a technological infrastructure capable of supporting patient care applications for today and beyond.
Healthcare providers are facing a critical challenge to evolve and innovate. Americans are expecting their healthcare providers to leverage the latest technologies to improve both patient care and patient amenities.
Red River recently partnered with Zogby Analytics to survey more than 1,000 Americans and found that more than 60 percent think the healthcare industry should develop new mobile technologies to help patients better communicate with physicians. Moreover, 73 percent believe that technology can speed up the process for securing referrals, prescription and test results and 65 percent are concerned that outdated healthcare technology could delay critical health treatment.
"The advanced technologies are here to make true advanced healthcare solutions a reality," said Charlie Franco, the newly name director of Red River Healthcare. "Plus, the demand from both patients and healthcare providers make now the time to breakthrough from our traditional healthcare delivery methods and move forward to a new means of delivering healthcare services that are more efficient, secure and successful."
Franco comes to Red River with almost two decades of healthcare technology leadership experience. Prior to Red River, Mr. Franco has been an executive level manager and business owner focused on providing unique value to the healthcare market.
"We help our customers fulfill the promises of many of the advanced healthcare solutions -- to include telemedicine, telehealth, remote patient monitoring and electronic patient records," said Rick Bolduc, CEO of Red River. "However, these solutions need to be implemented in a deliberate fashion with a focus on open standards, scalability and the ability to meet the future demands of patient care. Red River Healthcare will be the partner that enables healthcare providers to leverage their technology investments as a true competitive differentiator."
Franco will build out the sales organization for Red River Healthcare across the U.S. to provide unique IT value to customers. In addition, Franco is charged with developing strategic relationships with niche partners that will enable Red River to meet customer demand. To complement Red River's current elite partner portfolio, new technology partnerships include Hielix, Siemens, Rubbermaid, Extension, Spacelabs Medical, Sotera, just to name a few.
Red River Healthcare will also be augmenting its existing IT solutions with a unique set of clinical offerings that will include, but not limited to:
- HIE and Meaningful Use readiness assessments;
- EMR consulting and remediation plans;
- Clinical workflow and user adoption assessments;
- Medical device infrastructure assessments and implementations;
- Patient monitoring offerings
- Mobile telemedicine solutions
About Red River
Founded on the core values of hard work, honesty and integrity, Red River is a leading provider of IT hardware integration, maintenance and support services. The company's technology expertise and mission-critical experience help customers optimize their business processes and maximize the value of their IT investments. Red River has developed a remarkable reputation for providing IT products and hardware-related services to government, healthcare and enterprise organizations. By combining an uncommon work ethic with exceptional service, Red River delivers performance beyond expectations to its customers, partners and suppliers. For more information please call 800.769.3060 or visit www.redriver.com.
SOURCE Red River