Baltimore, Md., July 20, 2011- Remedi SeniorCare, one of the nation’s largest institutional pharmacy companies, has appointed healthcare IT veteran Robert Kerr as its new senior vice president of information systems.
In his new position, Kerr will be responsible for all IT functions in the business and will lead the development of My Remedi®, an easy-to-use, 24/7/365 web-based portal that features an array of information and administrative tools for customers utilizing cloud computing. A seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience working in healthcare IT, Kerr has been a trusted advisor to the most senior leaders and CEOs for whom he’s worked. His career experience includes nearly 15 years in the long-term care (LTC) sector, building IT organizations for LTC companies themselves and LTC pharmacy providers.
“Rob brings a wealth of knowledge in the full spectrum of information technology delivery,” said Michael Bronfein, Remedi’s chairman and CEO. “His detailed understanding of capability as well as resource requirements for technical solutions in addition to his strong technical and business communication skills will serve us well as we realize our growth potential through our My Remedi® and Paxit® technology offerings.”
Previously, Kerr was the vice president of Corporate Systems for Coram, Inc., a $500 million pharmacy company subsequently acquired by Apria Healthcare, Inc., the largest provider of HME, oxygen and home infusion therapy, where, after the company’s acquisition he became the vice president of information management. Kerr also held leadership positions at OmniCare Inc., NeighborCare, Inc., Genesis Healthcare Inc., Health Objects Corporation, Integrated Health Services, Inc. and VIPS, Inc.
About Remedi SeniorCare
Remedi SeniorCare®, a leading-edge pharmacy provider, enables long-term care facilities to deliver better business results and provide exceptional resident-centered care. At the forefront of implementing high-tech advancements for the industry, Remedi redefined medication administration and management with the launch of the Paxit automated medication dispensing system delivering superior accuracy, efficiency and medication cost reduction. Remedi’s online and electronic tools via MyRemedi web portal and Electronic Order Entry further drive business management efficiency and overall cost reduction. Remedi supports nearly 25,000 residents across eight states with RapidResponse℠ customer service, ensuring prompt access to medication delivery, expertise and comprehensive support. For more information, visit www.RemediRX.com.