|SAN DIEGO -- SoftMed Systems, a leading provider of healthcare information solutions, today announced the appointment of Ron Jones as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Jones will manage the company's day to day activities, and focus on strategic, tactical and overall operations management. Jones will work closely with the SoftMed executive team and report directly to the company's CEO.
"We are looking forward to the immediate impact Ron will bring to SoftMed," said Don Segal, CEO of SoftMed Systems. "His extensive knowledge of the healthcare information technology industry and his breadth of experience in sales, professional services, operations management and business development will benefit the entire organization."
Charged with helping grow the organization, Jones will also focus on strategic initiatives to preserve the financial strength of the company and its operating efficiency.
Prior to joining SoftMed Systems, Jones held several executive positions within Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) . Most recently, Jones served as the Vice President of Operations for Cerner North Atlantic. In this position, Jones was responsible for marketplace strategies, professional service sales, software and service solution delivery, client relationship management and regional profitability. During his tenure, Cerner North Atlantic realized a 42 percent growth in professional service revenues.
Jones' professional experiences within the healthcare industry span more than 20 years, and include management and executive roles at First Consulting Group, Shared Medical Systems, and Price Waterhouse. Jones holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris College in Pennsylvania.