Ken Majkowski and Jeff Benning Join Stratice Healthcare as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer
CARMEL, Ind. – Stratice Healthcare, a leading healthcare IT company and developer of eDMEplus™, a two-sided software application that connects healthcare providers to national network of home and durable medical equipment (HME/DME) suppliers, today announced two key appointments to its executive management team. Ken Majkowski, Pharm.D., has joined as Chief Strategy Officer and Jeff Benning as Chief Financial Officer. Both bring deep expertise and business acumen in health information technologies and electronic prescribing.
With more than 40 years of healthcare experience, Majkowski has served in various leadership roles at HealthNexis, (a health exchange funded by McKesson, Cardinal Health Systems, AmeriSourceBergen and Fisher Scientific), Embion, an e-procurement service provider, United Resource Networks, the Transplant Center of Excellence Division of United Health Group and Chronimed, a nationwide specialty pharmacy provider. Most recently, Majkowski spent nearly 13 years in numerous leadership capacities at Surescripts, the market leader for e-prescribing medications. Ken received his Bachelors in Pharmacy from Purdue University and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota.
Jeff Benning is a recognized expert in health information technology (HIT) and electronic healthcare transaction platforms and services. He has over 25 years of experience leading early-stage and high-growth companies, and was instrumental in the development and execution of the original business plans for RxHub starting in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer. He coordinated the acquisition of Surescripts in 2008, and facilitated the integration of business functions subsequent to the merger. As SVP of Strategic Initiatives, he explored new clinical transaction opportunities and business models for the company. Jeff earned his MBA from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, his BA degree in accounting from St John’s University, Collegeville, MN and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
“We are thrilled to welcome Ken and Jeff to the Stratice Healthcare team,” said John Brady, CEO, Stratice Healthcare. “Having navigated e-prescribing for the pharmacy sector from its inception to six billion transactions each year, both Ken and Jeff possess the industry expertise along with the respect of their peers. Clearly their experience building an electronic prescribing network will help us deliver an ideal mix of operational best practices, market innovation and financial discipline for the electronic ordering of additional post-acute care verticals.”
This news follows on the heels of a string of recent successes for Stratice including the company’s national rollout of eDMEplus to a base of 180 Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. The company’s application is supported with a national network of HME/DME suppliers who service patients for applicable home and medical equipment and includes all payer programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payer health plans.
“With the introduction of eDMEplus to the healthcare marketplace, we have delivered a comprehensive and EHR-integrated solution that provides physicians an efficient and compliant ordering platform for patient’s medical equipment and supplies,” added Jason Farmer, president of Stratice Healthcare. “Stratice now has the opportunity to aggressively grow our business to meet a wider continuum of patient healthcare needs.” With the additions of Ken and Jeff to our executive team, Stratice is taking a significant step forward in positioning eDMEplus as an industry-wide asset.”
The company’s cloud-based software, eDMEplus, fills a current void in the healthcare industry with an EHR-integrated application that facilitates the electronic ordering of HME/DME medical equipment. By embedding the application within a physician’s natural workflow, the intuitive software replaces an otherwise inefficient, time-consuming and unreliable process that today predominately relies on convoluted paper trails, phone calls and facsimile messages in order to fill a physician’s order.
“We are delighted to join such a vibrant and forward thinking organization. By embracing eHealth, Stratice Healthcare provides a more cost-effective care model that ultimately leads to improved patient outcomes. Jeff and I can attest to a first-hand account of the e-prescribing evolution to its current state within the pharmacy sector, and we are excited to mature eDMEplus and e-ordering within the home and durable medical equipment marketplace,” concluded Majkowski.
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About Stratice Healthcare
Stratice Healthcare is a privately held health information technology company with a proprietary software and supplier network called eDMEplusTM. By integrating its two-sided application within a medical providers Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, the company is able to intuitively and electronically connect physicians, payers, patients with home and durable medical equipment (HME/DME) suppliers. The Company’s patent-pending software promotes interoperability and the coordination of patient care with an intuitive and compliant electronic ordering solution that eliminates the costly paper, fax and time consuming phone calls that burden healthcare providers throughout the healthcare continuum. For more information about Stratice Healthcare, visit www.straticehealthcare.com.