PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare information technology consulting firm, announced today the appointment of Douglas Herr as Vice President of Epic Practice and Client Relations. In this executive leadership role, Herr will focus on Epic vendor relations, Epic Practice growth, retention, recruiting oversight, and sales support. Herr will also manage Stoltenberg's Epic consultants in both client relations and career development.
"As the healthcare industry rapidly advances and hospitals are challenged with Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements, the ability to utilize EHR data in a meaningful way is essential to improving health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety," said Sheri Stoltenberg, president and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting. "Doug's ongoing healthcare IT work and extensive experience with Epic make him well-suited to understanding the needs of today's caregivers to effectively implement EHR solutions that promote better care delivery and practice."
Prior to joining Stoltenberg Consulting, Herr was Epic Practice Director with MaxIT Healthcare, an information technology consulting group for the healthcare market. There he led business efforts for the Epic Practice, including sales support and consultant leadership.
Herr graduated Cum Laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and is Epic Cadence Certified. Additionally, Herr is a member of the American Pediatrics Surgical Managers Association (APSMA), Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), Project Management Institute (PMI) – Boston Chapter, and the National Eagle Scout Association.
"Electronic health records are shaping the way healthcare data is received, understood and utilized," said Herr. "Stoltenberg's leadership and expertise in healthcare IT is preparing and guiding hospitals to meaningfully use this data to improve care across the healthcare continuum. I am pleased to join the Stoltenberg Consulting team and believe this opportunity will allow me to leverage my Epic expertise and IT experience to bring needed progressions to healthcare, business and technology."
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About Stoltenberg Consulting
Founded in 1995, Pittsburgh-based Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. creates an environment for success by working with healthcare organizations to provide a variety of services including project management, implementation support and integration between systems. Members of the Stoltenberg Consulting team are consultants with extensive experience in both financial and clinical systems, averaging more than 15 years of direct on-site hospital experience. Stoltenberg Consulting has grown rapidly to serve a client base of more than 200 preeminent healthcare organizations throughout the United States providing services for Siemens (Approved Partner), Epic (Preferred Partner), Cerner, McKesson, Meditech, NextGen, Allscripts and Zynx customers. For more information call 1-888-724-1326 or visit www.stoltenberg.com.
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