IRVINE , Calif. , July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MedCom USA , Inc. ( OTC Bulletin Board : EMED - news ) , a leader in the healthcare information technology field , announced today that it has appointed Mr. James P. Covert as its President and Chief Executive Officer
...Mr. Covert has stepped away from his position as Founder of Keystone Strategies LLC , a provider of top-level consulting services to industry participants within the Healthcare arena , to accept this position
stated , ``I am very impressed with MedCom's proprietary technology , and have validated it with the leaders of several of the top information technology organizations within the healthcare community.I am looking forward to building a strong executive management team and a ''seasoned`` and experienced Board of Directors that will assist MedCom
in obtaining favorable outside funding activities , establishing strategic relationships and bringing the MedCom product lines to the attention of the decision makers within its market space.I will be announcing in the coming weeks additions to the management team and Board of Directors that can effectively lead us in executing a new MedCom business plan that will support our strong technology offering.With new leadership on board , we can overcome the Company's past problems by establishing good business fundamentals , restoring shareholder confidence , and re-establishing the Company's credibility.After several years in the National Football League as an All-Pro tackle for the Chicago Bears , Mr. Covert takes the helm of MedCom with nearly a dozen years of executive healthcare management experience
.He began his healthcare career as Director of Sales and Development for Baxter International's ( NYSE : BAX - news ) physical therapy service division
.In 1992 , he was promoted to Vice President of Development for Caremark International ( NYSE : CMX - news )
personally spearheaded the merger and acquisition at Caremark Orthopedic Services.During his
tenure , Caremark expanded its presence from 50 to 127 sites and was acquired by Healthsouth Corporation
( NYSE : HRC - news ) in December of 1995.Mr. Covert then became Senior Vice President of Marketing and Development for Eagle Rehab , a Division of Horizon Healthcare Corporation ( NASDAQ : HORC - news )
expanded Eagle Rehab from 20 to 140 sites and also had responsibility for the sales and marketing activities.Horizon Healthcare
was eventually sold to Healthsouth Corp.
.Prior to launching Keystone Strategies , LLC , a provider of top-level healthcare consulting services ; Mr. Covert was the Executive Vice President of InLight Interactive
.Mr. Covert earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pittsburgh
About MedCom USA
:MedCom USA , Inc.
provides innovative technology based solutions for the healthcare industry that help the users to efficiently collect , utilize , analyze and disseminate data from payors , providers and patients.The Company's healthcare business units include : The Internet Healthcare Solutions ( IHS ) Center which provides ASP ( Application Service Provider ) through the Health Information Gateway ( HIG ) as well as SSP ( Storage Service Provider ) solutions that meet the information outsourcing needs of healthcare provider and payor organizations , and MedCard , an easy to use , cost-effective solution for physicians , clinics and hospitals that offers on-line verification of insurance eligibility , electronic referrals , 100 % paperless claims processing , patient easy pay and credit and debit card processing.
MedCom's corporate web address : http : //www.medcom.net/.