February 10, 2016

Verge Solutions is pleased to announce that its Board of Managers has appointed Dr. Mark Crockett as Chief Executive Officer as of February 1, 2016 and elected him to the Board.  Previous Interim CEO Larry McTavish will continue to serve on the Board.

“This is the perfect time for Verge Solutions to bring Dr. Crockett in as CEO.  He is a very talented physician executive with a history of providing great leadership for growing technology companies,” says Interim CEO Larry McTavish. “The pace of change in Healthcare is exponential, and ‘value based care’ is the new standard that providers will be measured to. Verge products ensure quality of care and patient safety for more than 800 hospitals, and Dr. Crockett will be moving the company forward with the speed necessary to seize the great opportunity ahead of Verge in current and new care models. His proven history of vision, innovation, and engineering performance brings new capabilities to an already strong company with established market presence.”

“I could not be more excited to be joining the Verge Solutions team at a time of significant growth and opportunity” says Dr. Crockett. “This is a company with a great team of people that have been successful helping marquee hospital systems in the most critical areas in healthcare management. Their suite of tools help hospitals keep patients safe, reduce costs, and help provider systems communicate the value of their care in a completely new and more credible way.”

Dr. Crockett has been involved in healthcare technology ventures since 1997. An accomplished leader and a pioneer in the area of healthcare information technology, Dr. Crockett saw early on the need for hospital information systems that integrate and drive processes.  He was a pioneer in EMR systems and population health.  As a practicing physician, Mark understands the needs and goals of our healthcare clients along with the importance of implementing best practice processes to achieve those goals. Whether as an ER doctor or at the helm of several healthcare information technology companies, Crockett has been focused on achieving the Triple Aim of healthcare: improving quality, improving patient outcomes, and lowering healthcare costs.

“Joining a great team doing exciting things and delivering for clients is what drives Mark, both in the ER and in the office. Thank you for your support as we continue to progress and focus on delivering the best possible SaaS solutions for healthcare quality improvement.” -Chris Malanuk, 
Verge Solutions

Mark CrockettMark Crockett Bio

Dr. Mark D. Crockett, MD, FACEP most recently served as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Best Doctors, Inc.  He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Rise Health, Ibex Healthdata Systems, and as President of Emergency Care Division of Picis. He was Chief Medical Officer at OptumInsight’s Accountable Care Solutions, and his systems technology expertise helped drive product development at companies such as Ibex Healthdata Systems.

 He is a practicing Emergency Department physician at Advocate Healthcare in Chicago. He is a published author in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and holds several patents in healthcare information systems.

He received his Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College and his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois.

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