AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Allen Technologies, the leader in interactive patient engagement solutions for nearly 40 years, has named healthcare industry veteran Vivian Funkhouser as director of business development. In her new role, she will lead business development strategies to support Allen's rapid growth. Funkhouser's background in marketing, business development and technology positions her to maximize Allen's value to patients, healthcare providers and the healthcare industry as a whole.
Funkhouser has devoted her career to helping hundreds of health systems improve patient care and clinical efficiencies through strategic use of technologies. Her three decades of healthcare industry experience include roles as national director of the healthcare solutions practice for PCM, Inc. and senior global director for healthcare IT solutions for Motorola Solutions, Inc., where she developed partner strategies and launched multiple nursing mobility products. Previous experience includes product marketing and business development roles with global Fortune 500 firms, including McKesson Provider Technologies, Bard and the former Schering-Plough.
"Vivian is passionate about championing healthcare IT solutions that improve patient outcomes and the care experience," said Allen President and CEO Jerry Folsom. "With her extensive healthcare experience and understanding of the strategic and tactical implementation of health IT, she extends Allen's deep healthcare IT bench strength even further as we support hospitals' quest to transform the patient experience."
Funkhouser holds a master's in business administration from Case Western Reserve University and a master's in international management from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management. She received a bachelor's in journalism, public relations from West Virginia University.
About Allen Technologies
Allen Technologies, the pioneer of interactive patient engagement solutions for nearly 40 years, transforms the way hospitals engage, educate and empower patients. Allen helps hospitals impact patient outcomes, improve patient satisfaction and achieve operational efficiencies. Allen's multiplatform interactive patient engagement system, delivered via television, tablet and bedside monitor, is a robust patient-centric portal for customized patient education, in- room comfort control, and entertainment. Allen's E3 Patient Engagement Solutions integrate seamlessly with electronic medical records and system platforms including HVAC, housekeeping and food service systems. Learn more at www.engagewithallen.com, at facebook.com/allentechnologies or on Twitter at @allen_E3.
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