ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRM), a leading provider of transformational data-driven solutions to help healthcare providers reduce exposure to risk, enhance clinical, financial, and operational performance, and improve patient care, today announced the promotion of its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, David Sides to President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Robert E. Watson who is leaving the Company to become President of NantHealth, LLC. Watson will remain on the Company's Board of Directors.
David Sides, a former Cerner executive, was hired as EVP and COO on September 9, 2014 to oversee operations, solutions development and client services. He had previously served as CEO of iMDSoft, a provider of clinical information systems and electronic medical records for critical, perioperative and acute care organizations.
"I'm more excited today about our prospects for the future than I was when I joined the company back in September," stated David Sides, President and CEO, Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. "Of the many opportunities I was offered last summer, I found Streamline to be the most compelling. The Company is just now beginning the third year of its five-year strategic plan, and from my perspective, it's all about execution. The primary assets have been assembled and the Looking Glass® platform implemented. As President and CEO I will continue to focus my energies on executing against our plan going forward."
"We are pleased to have David Sides on board as President and CEO," stated Jon Phillips, Chairman of the Board of Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. "David and Bob have a long and successful history of working together and will continue to do so with Bob remaining on our Board of Directors, and in his new role as President of NantHealth."
Streamline Health recently completed a multi-million dollar, multi-year term license contract with NantHealth to provide its Looking Glass® Clinical Analytics solution to NantHealth's cloud-based intelligent clinical operating systems. NantHealth founder and CEO Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong worked directly with Bob Watson, Streamline Health's President and CEO to complete that contract, which led to the discussions resulting in Watson joining Soon-Shiong at NantHealth. "We view Streamline Health as a leading provider of data-driven solutions to improve the business of providing quality healthcare and look forward to working together with them to augment our efforts to cure cancer in our lifetime," stated Soon-Shiong.
About Streamline Health
Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRM) is a healthcare industry leader in capturing, aggregating, and translating enterprise data into knowledge – actionable insights that reduce exposure to risk, enhance operational performance, and improve patient care. Through our Looking Glass® Platform we provide clients with meaningful, intelligent SaaS-based solutions from patient engagement to reimbursement. We share a common calling and commitment to advance the quality of life and the quality of healthcare – for society, our industry, our clients, the communities they serve, and the individual patient. For more information, please visit our website at www.streamlinehealth.net.
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