Rhonda Russell Joins Nextech Systems’ Leadership Team as Chief Operating Officer
Healthcare IT Industry Leader to Support Nextech’s Continued Growth and Innovation
Tampa, Florida – April 8, 2014 – Nextech, a leading provider of fully integrated electronic medical records (EMR), practice management, revenue management, patient engagement and mobility solutions for specialty physician practices, today announced the appointment of Rhonda Russell as the company’s new chief operating officer (COO). Russell brings more than 20 years of experience managing operations, overseeing product implementation and leading professional services to her position at Nextech. As COO, Russell will leverage her strategic planning and operational management experience to help Nextech advance its position in the industry.
“Today, more than 7,000 physicians and 40,000 of their staff members rely on our services and solutions, and as we continue to grow in the market, it was imperative that we further align our team for maximum effectiveness and success,” says David Henriksen, president and CEO of Nextech Systems. “I am confident that Rhonda’s in-depth business experience in the healthcare IT industry will poise Nextech for continued success.”
Before joining Nextech, Russell held multiple executive positions at McKesson Corporation, where she managed process improvements and change management initiatives for over 20 years. Prior to her role at McKesson, Russell served in multiple healthcare consultant roles at Datacare, Inc., Deloitte & Touche and Durham County Hospital Corporation. Russell started her healthcare career as a registered nurse at Duke University Medical Center.
“Nextech is a highly respected leader in the healthcare IT industry, with robust and innovative platforms that are specifically tailored to the needs of specialty providers,” says Russell. “As COO, my goal is to improve and enhance operations to support further growth and to ensure we effectively meet the needs of our clients. I am excited to join the Nextech team as we work to continually advance Nextech’s position in the market.”
Nextech offers fully integrated, specialty specific, certified EMR, practice management, revenue management, patient engagement, and mobility solutions for ambulatory physician practices. Since its inception in 1997, Nextech has built a client base of more than 7,000 providers and 40,000 office staff members. For further information, please visit: www.Nextech.com.