CompuGroup Medical USA Announces New Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Norbert Fischl and Chief Operating Officer Kent Brostrom
BOSTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CompuGroup Medical (CGM), one of the leading eHealth companies in the world, has announced changes to the executive management team in North America and the United States. As communicated in the Q1 2013 financial report in early May, Norbert Fischl had been appointed Senior Vice President North America. After completing the transition, he will now act as the new CEO of CGM USA, taking over all responsibilities formerly handled by CEO, Henrik Cruger. In addition, Kent Brostrom will join CGM USA as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Brostrom will report directly to Mr. Fischl and will be responsible for the daily operations of the company.
Prior to their respective appointments, both Mr. Fischl and Mr. Brostrom worked for CGM in Northern Europe. The company has been widely successful in this region, earning up to 70 percent market share. The new leadership comes into effect at an opportune time when CGM USA is working on enhancing and rebranding its strategic products to achieve significant growth in the US market.
“I am confident that Norbert and Kent will take CGM to the next level in the USA, building upon the foundation and momentum achieved by the team under Henrik Cruger’s direction. Norbert and Kent have shown that they stand for success, demonstrating strong customer focus and true understanding of what defines both a quality product and organization to ultimately grow our business,” said Frank Gotthardt, Chief Executive Officer for CompuGroup Medical AG.
Mr. Fischl has spent the last two years working as Senior Vice President for Northern Europe. As SVP, his business strategy and management resulted in multiple performance and operational improvements. In addition, his extensive background working with premiere software and other high-tech companies has equipped him with the knowledge and experience CGM USA needs to increase their presence in the market. Mr. Brostrom has had extensive experience in his role as Country Manager for Sweden, improving competitiveness on multiple strategic and operational fronts for CGM since 2011. He has an entrepreneurial spirit, practices a hands-on approach and holds the technical knowledge necessary to drive operational excellence and growth.
About CompuGroup Medical AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. Its software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. CompuGroup Medical’s services are based on a unique customer base of over 385,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and networks as well as other service providers. With locations in 19 countries and customers in 34 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. Approximately 3,600 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.
About CompuGroup Medical USA
CompuGroup Medical USA is a subsidiary of CompuGroup Medical AG – one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. CompuGroup Medical USA works to synchronize the systems of the healthcare industry with the mission of patient care, enabling providers to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients. CompuGroup Medical US creates healthcare IT solutions to support the clinical and practice management activities that take place in physician practices, community health centers and hospitals. These solutions include Meaningful Use and 2011 CCHIT Certified® electronic health records (EHRs) that are proven to contribute to safer, higher quality and more efficient healthcare. We also provide practice management (PM) software and productivity tools, EDI/reimbursement, lab information systems and more. With locations in 19 countries and customers in 34 countries worldwide, the CompuGroup Medical companies provide software and services to a customer base of doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies, networks, and other service providers. For more information about CompuGroup Medical USA, visit www.CGMus.com.
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