TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2012) - Orion Health, a leader in electronic health records (EHR) and healthcare integration solutions, is pleased to announce the appointments of sales professional Tracey Sharma as Sales Director; seasoned systems architect Sergei Maxunov as Senior Solutions Consultant; and Heather Linkletter as Project Director.
"We are excited to welcome three leading healthcare experts to the Orion Health Canadian team," said Gary Folker, Senior Vice President, Orion Health. "Tracey's aptitude for understanding the Canadian healthcare landscape, in conjunction with her clinical experience as a Respiratory Therapist and extensive leadership experience in clinical, medical device, and pharmaceutical sales, make her instrumental to the growth of the company as we continue to build our business across the country."
Tracey Sharma brings more than 15 years of sales leadership experience to the Orion Health team. In her most recent position as Enterprise Infusion Systems Specialist at Baxter Corporation, Tracey managed the sales of medical devices and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products for some of Canada's largest healthcare procurement groups and facilities including the University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital, and North York General Hospital in Toronto. In her role as Sales Director for Ontario and the Maritimes, Tracey will be responsible for continuing to build trusted relationships with clients and business partners, as well as acquiring new contracts. Tracey holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph, a Diploma in Respiratory Therapy from the Michener Institute, and has been accredited by the Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education.
Sergei Maxunov joins Orion Health from Bell Canada where he worked as the lead solutions architect on health IT, municipal management, and public safety projects. As lead solution architect, Sergei contributed to several healthcare initiatives, including work on electronic medical record systems, diagnostic imaging repositories, electronic health record implementations, jurisdictional lab information system integration, e-Referral, and clinical document repositories. He holds a Master's of Science, Industrial Engineering from the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ph.D., Materials Science from the National Technical University of Ukraine. Sergei is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS-CA) and a Certified HL7 V3 RIM Specialist.
"Sergei brings extensive experience delivering integrated healthcare solutions and joins Orion Health with 17 years of expertise in engineering and system architecture," explains Folker. "Sergei will work as the integration architect lead to advance our existing solutions with partners and current and potential clients to ensure they meet provincial specifications."
Heather Linkletter joins Orion Health as Project Director with more than 20 years of local, national and international senior executive leadership experience within the medical equipment, e-health/information technology and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining Orion Health, Heather provided consulting services for companies, government authorities and agencies involved in the delivery of products and services within the healthcare sector. Over the last five years, she has held executive positions with an international EMR company, and prior to that, with two Fortune 500 companies. She began her career as a Registered Dietician in the Alberta health system. As Project Director of Orion Health's eReferrals solution, Heather will be providing professional business consulting, implementation, and project management services to clients.
"Heather boosts an award-winning track record of producing both top-line sales and bottom-line results," says Folker. "Her academic credentials, technical proficiency, business acumen and common sense approach to business are complemented with focused attention to the needs of our clients."
About Orion Health
Orion Health is the only global, independently owned eHealth software company and is the world's leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and healthcare integration solutions. Worldwide, Orion Health solutions are used in 30 countries by more than 300,000 clinicians. In Canada, thousands of clinicians and hundreds of provider facilities and OEM partners rely on Orion Health to facilitate data exchange between hospitals, health systems and EHRs, resulting in improved care coordination, increased cost savings and efficiencies, and enhanced quality of care. More information can be found at www.orionhealth.com.
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