InterSystems Corporation, the leading provider of database technology in the healthcare sector, has announced the appointment of Jim Klein as Director, Healthcare Technology.
With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare technology, Klein will be responsible for directing healthcare-focused initiatives worldwide and will represent InterSystems on healthcare-related standards bodies.
Prior to joining InterSystems, Klein was Vice President and Research Director at Gartner, Inc. He directed a research agenda focused on IT architectures and enabling technologies for multi-entity healthcare organisations and was Gartner’s lead analyst on the interpretation of HIPAA privacy and security rules. Klein’s extensive background also includes involvement in the development and support of commercial healthcare information systems for multiple leading healthcare technology vendors over more than two decades.
Before joining Gartner, he was Vice President of Technology for The Compucare Company (since acquired by Quadramed), where, among a wide range of technology initiatives, he managed the implementation of the nation’s first HL7-compliant Admission-Discharge-Transfer interface. Klein has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Villanova University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
"We are extremely pleased to have Jim join our executive team," says InterSystems Vice President of Strategic Planning Paul Grabscheid. "He has a proven track record of delivering successful software products to healthcare organisations worldwide. And, his in-depth knowledge of healthcare technologies and industry trends will be invaluable to ensuring that InterSystems continues to fulfill the evolving medical and technology requirements of our customers in the healthcare market."