13 Feb Merge Healthcare promotes Bowers to president
West Allis, Wis. – Merge Healthcare, a financially troubled developer of medical imaging and information management software, continued to revamp its executive team with the promotion of Gary D. Bowers to president of Merge Healthcare North America.
Bowers, who had been serving as the company’s senior vice president of strategic business initiatives, will report directly to chief executive Kenneth D. Rardin. In his new position, Bowers will manage sales and business development for Merge Healthcare North America, which provides medical imaging workflow software to hospitals, imaging centers, and specialty clinics in the United States and Canada.
Prior to Bowers’ promotion, the role had temporarily been filled by Rardin.
After joining Merge in September of 2006, Bowers directed the company’s onshore and offshore development, service, and support initiative in Pune, India.
Bowers, who has a bachelor’s degree in statistics from the University of Rochester, previously served as senior vice president of product technology for Park City Solutions, and was general partner of Rardin Capital Management, a technology and financial consulting firm.
He becomes president of a company that saw several senior executives resign last year in the wake of unreliable financial reporting over a three-year period.
In related news, Merge has announced a new partnership with HBO Middle East to deliver radiology solutions in several Middle Eastern countries. As part of the agreement, HBO ME will distribute Merge’s picture archiving and communication systems, clinical applications, and connectivity products throughout the region.
The region includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, and Yemen.
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