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Health Monitoring Systems Appoints Karen S. Dockrell As VP, Sales

PITTSBURGH, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) (www.hmsinc.com), pioneering health informatics specialists, said today that Karen S. Dockrell has been appointed vice president, sales.

PITTSBURGH, July 24 /PRNewswire/ — Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) (www.hmsinc.com), pioneering health informatics specialists, said today that Karen S. Dockrell has been appointed vice president, sales.

Dockrell brings more than 17 years of experience in sales, sales management and product distribution for a range of healthcare technology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

"Karen has an impressive track record of delivering complex solutions to the healthcare market. As we broaden the reach of our healthcare services, the combination of our analytic skills and Karen's knowledge of healthcare and its needs provides a solid base as we further develop this critical channel," said Kevin Hutchison, HMS CEO and president. "We are excited about the value that Karen will add to our client solutions."

Prior to joining HMS this month, Dockrell was vice president, national account sales, for Omnicare, a Covington, Kentucky-based provider of pharmaceutical care services for the elderly.

Previously, she had an almost 10-year career with various units of McKesson, Inc., and related companies. Through a series of positions with increasing leadership responsibilities, Dockrell managed sales of software, robotics and automation tools for hospitals and others in the healthcare industry.

Said Dockrell, "HMS' ability to process large amounts of data and generate actionable analysis in real time will be a tremendous benefit to the healthcare market as they look to improve quality of care, increase efficiencies and comply with reporting requirements. This company has a great product with huge potential and I am thrilled to be a part of it."

ABOUT HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEMS (HMS)

HMS (www.hmsinc.com) is a privately held company specializing in healthcare data analysis. HMS analyzes health-related data in real time using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Using HMS' SaaS, customers increase their understanding of regional health conditions, improve quality and efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance.

The company's EpiCenter(TM) system is pioneering a new era of community health surveillance. The Web-based system is equipped with data analysis and collaboration tools to give healthcare personnel and public health epidemiologists a single, clear and accurate view of current and emerging health-related conditions, ranging from seasonal illnesses to potentially catastrophic events such as pandemic influenza and bioterrorism attacks. Among other attributes, EpiCenter can interoperate with other health-related systems, allowing agencies to leverage existing investments, and providing a single system to analyze the wide range of data sources. Other HMS services include Mergence(TM), an open source healthcare data integration engine. HMS collects and analyzes data from more than 300 hospitals and other providers across the country.

Media Contact John Buckman Health Monitoring Systems 412.231.2020 editor@hmsinc.com

SOURCE Health Monitoring Systems

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