Dr. Jonathan Handler to Enhance Company’s Medical Informatics Expertise
Franklin, TN – June 5, 2012 – M*Modal (MModal Inc. – NASDAQ/GS: MODL), a leading provider of clinical documentation services and Speech Understanding technology solutions, today announced that Jonathan A. Handler, MD, FACEP has joined M*Modal as Chief Medical Information Officer, a new position at the Company. In his new role, Dr. Handler will focus his expertise and unique viewpoint as a physician on the design and implementation of M*Modal’s technology solutions, helping to further drive excellence and innovation across the company’s clinical and medical informatics products and services.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Handler join our leadership team as CMIO,” said Vern Davenport, Chairman and CEO of M*Modal. “He will play an integral role in shaping how M*Modal’s speech understanding solutions continue to add value and efficiency to the physician workflow. His deep experience and understanding of the day-to-day life of a physician and the challenges each faces with EHR adoption will benefit them through the unique technology solutions we deliver.”
Dr. Handler is a board-certified emergency physician with twenty years of experience in Medical Informatics. In addition to more than a decade of clinical practice at academic medical centers, he previously served as the Health Solutions Group’s Chief Deployment Architect at Microsoft, Director of Azyxxi Development at the National Institute for Medical Informatics, and Director of Emergency Medicine Research and Informatics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he remains an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Handler’s professional activities include serving as Director of Development for the National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics, past President and past Secretary/Treasurer of the American College of Emergency Physicians Informatics Section, and a founding member of the Academic Informatics Group of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
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M*Modal (NASDAQ/GS: MODL) is a leading provider of clinical transcription services, clinical documentation workflow solutions, advanced cloud-based Speech UnderstandingTM technology for healthcare, and advanced tools for creating actionable information from unstructured narrative data. Recognized as the largest clinical transcription service in the U.S. with a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also offers voice to text solutions to capture the complete patient story, codifies the doctor’s narrative to populate EHRs and other key healthcare systems, delivers medical coding solutions to support ICD-9 and the transition to ICD-10, and provides advanced tools for exploring the richness within the “unstructured” narrative for improvements in quality of care, greater physician satisfaction and lower operational costs. For more information, please visit www.mmodal.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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