SOURCE: Galen Healthcare Solutions

Galen Healthcare Solutions

May 01, 2013 08:17 ET

Galen Healthcare Solutions Announces New CEO Joel Splan

Former Director of Information Services at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare to Lead Galen

GROSSE POINTE, MI--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - Galen Healthcare Solutions, a professional and technical services company that helps physician groups transition to electronic health records (EHR), today announced the appointment of Joel Splan as Chief Executive Officer effective April 29, 2013.

Splan brings nearly 15 years of relevant industry experience to his new role, having previously served as the Director of Information Services, Chief Security Executive, and Director of Technology and Infrastructure Management at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare. Splan replaces Steve McQueen, who will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

"Over the past 7 years Galen Healthcare Solutions has grown from start-up to trusted partner in the rapidly evolving EHR market. Galen has established itself as a leading provider of implementation and consulting services in health care IT," said Splan. "The solutions being delivered by Galen's product division are extremely exciting and will contribute to the exploding innovation in the health care sector. I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the team and build upon their great achievements thus far. I see an exciting future with Galen as we drive forward to the benefit of our customers."

Under McQueen's leadership, Galen has been consistently named to Inc. Magazine's "Fastest Growing Companies" list dating back to 2009. Galen also developed several popular Allscripts apps and products during McQueen's time in charge including the industry's leading business continuity solution, VitalCenter™, and the award-winning integrated health calculators app, eCalcs™.

"We have enjoyed significant growth over the past 7 years," said McQueen. "Now it's time to capitalize on the tremendous opportunities tied to the need for application interoperability, population management, and value-based medicine. Joel understands the challenges facing stakeholders as healthcare migrates to a value-based compensation model and is uniquely positioned to help us crystallize our vision for the future of Galen."

Splan has extensive experience in clinical information systems, data center environments, technical infrastructure, and service management processes that support these systems. During Splan's tenure at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, he deployed a wide variety of higher information technology (HIT) solutions, and directed and coordinated corporate information services, including all phases of systems design, programming, installation, and operations across multiple hospitals and outreach sites. 

Splan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in International Business at Northwest Missouri State University.

About Galen Healthcare Solutions

Galen Healthcare Solutions is a professional and technical services company that partners with physician groups nationwide to navigate the process of transitioning from paper to electronic health care records (EHR). As the only Allscripts Platinum Plus partner for Enterprise EHR, Galen is on the forefront of the EHR movement and offers a vast array of skills including database architecture, project management, implementations, and application development.

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