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Responding to increasing demands for its services, Catch Data Systems has added five new employees to its team of experienced professionals.
The addition of Rob Costa, Rick Armand, Robin Canady, Rich Stevens and Elizabeth Weidman brings to the company more than 100 years of combined experience in healthcare IT, with special expertise in GE Healthcare’s Centricity Business. The additions will allow Catch Data Systems to pursue a number of new business opportunities that have recently been made available.
“We’ve had a lot of opportunities to expand our client base lately, but we haven’t taken advantage of them because we were concerned it would jeopardize the high level of service we are committed to giving our existing clients,” said Robert Annis, partner at Catch Data Systems. “Now that we’ve added these talented, experienced employees, we’ll not only be able to increase services to our current customers, but have the capacity needed to grow the company through new clients as well.”
With the new hires the Lebanon, N.H.-based company now has employees in nine states across the U.S.
Rob is a Software Engineer who began his career in healthcare IT in 1992 with IDX Systems, the company that developed Centricity Business under the name Flowcast before it was acquired and renamed by GE Healthcare in 2006. During his time with IDX Systems and subsequently GE, he played a leading role in the development of the Electronic Document Management application, served as project leader for the technology/infrastructure team, spearheaded custom AES applications and executed all phases of product development, among other tasks. Rob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Rick is a Software Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in all phases of product development, including analysis, design, specifications, coding, testing, documentation and maintenance. In his previous position as Software Architect, Product Development at GE Healthcare, Rick designed and coded software for multiple applications within the Centricity Business product suite, building new features, coding enhancements and integrating with third-party software. He was also responsible for improving the deployment of new product features by creating technical specifications, training sessions and reference guides. Rick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Studies from Salem (Mass.) State University.
Robin has more than 25 years of healthcare IT experience, including scheduling, billing and GE Centricity-specific applications. Before joining Catch Data Systems, Robin served as an independent consultant on contract positions with Epic Cadence/Prelude and GE Centricity Business. Prior to that, she was a Senior Systems Analyst at University Medical Associates Information Systems where her responsibilities included providing post-implementation and help-desk support for Centricity Business (IDX) applications including ambulatory scheduling, billing and accounts receivable, electronic document management (EDM), and visit management. Robin has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Mercy (N.Y.) College and a Masters of Business Administration degree in information systems from Strayer University in Charleston, S.C.
Rich is a Software Engineer with more than 20 years experience in the full product development life cycle, including design, development, testing and deployment of complex software and database systems. Rich comes to Catch Data Systems from GE Healthcare, where he was a member of the Centricity Business development team responsible for new feature development and software updates. At GE Centricity’s predecessor, IDX Systems, Rich led a cross-functional team that installed and supported a revenue-generating product through several software releases. Rich has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Elizabeth has extensive experience with hospital and professional implementation of data systems, workflow process re-engineering, and quality assurance testing in the areas of patient access, patient collections, hospital claims, clinical trials billing, among others. She previously worked at GE Healthcare as Lead Design Engineer, Business Solutions, conducting customer focus groups to address challenges and regulatory requirements in hospital businesses processes. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Vermont and is a member of the American Health Information Management Association.