Welcome!

IBM Cloud Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, John Esposito

News Feed Item

Medworxx Solutions Inc. Announces Appointment of New Directors and Newly Created Advisory Committee

Medworxx Solutions Inc. (“Medworxx”) (TSX VENTURE:MWX) is pleased to announce two new appointments to the Medworxx board of directors and the creation of a corporate advisory committee. Mr. Har Grover and Mr. Steve Garrington have joined the Medworxx Board of Directors.

Board of Directors
Har Grover is an entrepreneur, senior executive and strategist with 30 years of corporate development experience in healthcare and technology. Mr. Grover's international experience includes; merger and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures into new markets such as Canada, United States, India, Japan, and Russia. Mr. Grover is currently the founder and managing director of Nucleus GC, a professional services and investment company in Toronto specializing in life sciences markets. Mr. Grover has over 10 years of experience on corporate and advisory boards including: Chair of Armour Therapeutics and Chair of Crohn's and Colitis Canada.

Based in Australia, Steve Garrington brings 30 years of Healthcare IT business experience to his role on the Medworxx board. Mr Garrington has held leadership positions at several international software companies including; Misys, Torex, Ascribe, IBA Health, and iSOFT. Mr. Garrington is currently Vice President International at InterSystems, a privately owned software technology and applications company headquartered in Cambridge, USA. Mr. Garrington's expertise has been developed in a range of markets including Asia Pacific, Continental Europe, Middle East, North America and the United Kingdom.

Concurrent with the appointment of Mr. Grover and Mr. Garrington, Medworxx is announcing the resignations of Mrs. Renah Persofsky and Mr. Sam Marafioti from its board of directors. Mrs. Persofsky and Mr. Marafioti have been valued members of the Medworxx board since its inception nine years ago. George Elliott, Medworxx board chairman, commented on the changes to the board, “I would like to thank Renah and Sam for their continued support and I am happy to have their expertise on our newly created advisory committee. I would also like to welcome Har and Steve to the Medworxx board, their wealth of strategy experience in the healthcare IT sector will be an asset as we continue to expand into new territories.”

Corporate Advisory Committee
The newly created Medworxx advisory committee has been created to assist with the ongoing expansion strategy into international markets. The advisory committee will consist of Mrs. Renah Persofsky, Mr. Sam Marafioti, Mrs. Frances Pennell and Dr. Myrna Francis.

Mrs. Pennell (retired) has over 35 years of experience working in the healthcare industry, including 21 years as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) USA, where she guided their Healthcare Performance Improvement consulting practice primarily in the US market. Mrs. Pennell has worked extensively with boards of directors, senior leaders and medical personnel to guide decisions for achieving efficient and effective healthcare operations and financial stability.

Completing the committee’s list of seasoned professionals is Dr. Myrna Francis, Ph.D, Medical Science. Dr. Francis (retired) has extensive public and private sector experience in the healthcare and technology industries, spanning the international marketplace - Canada, US, Europe. Dr. Francis served as president and CEO of Canada Health Infoway during its start-up phase. Dr. Francis was also the VP, Global Healthcare Industry for CGI, general manager, Health and Life Science Industry group and Strategic Business Development at IBM and was a partner at CSC Healthcare Group. Currently, she is an advisor to the MaRS Discovery District.

“Har, Steve, Fran and Myrna are welcomed assets to Medworxx; they have joined an illustrious team. It is exciting that we have attracted international Healthcare IT operational expertise to help advise us at both the board and advisory level. As we continue on our journey of international expansion this will be extremely helpful,” says Dan Matlow, President and CEO, Medworxx.

The company is reporting the grant of 370,000 options to certain officers, directors and employees of the company, pursuant to the company’s employee stock option plan at an exercise price of $0.35 per share.

About Medworxx
Medworxx delivers health information solutions to over 350 hospitals internationally; including Canada, United States and United Kingdom. Medworxx helps hospitals meet patient flow challenges, and requirements in compliance and education. Medworxx Clinical Criteria – flagship of Medworxx Patient Flow that includes electronic bed board and independent assessment components – currently serves over 35% of the acute care beds in Canada. Founded in 2004, Medworxx is based in Toronto, ON, and publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange: MWX. Visit: www.medworxx.com

The statements made in this press release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from the company’s expectations and projections. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed this press release and neither approved nor disapproved the information contained in this press release. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
Early adopters of IoT viewed it mainly as a different term for machine-to-machine connectivity or M2M. This is understandable since a prerequisite for any IoT solution is the ability to collect and aggregate device data, which is most often presented in a dashboard. The problem is that viewing data in a dashboard requires a human to interpret the results and take manual action, which doesn’t scale to the needs of IoT.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
CenturyLink has announced that application server solutions from GENBAND are now available as part of CenturyLink’s Networx contracts. The General Services Administration (GSA)’s Networx program includes the largest telecommunications contract vehicles ever awarded by the federal government. CenturyLink recently secured an extension through spring 2020 of its offerings available to federal government agencies via GSA’s Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts. GENBAND’s EXPERiUS™ Application...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** -- including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also co...
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
"Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application tha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
Large scale deployments present unique planning challenges, system commissioning hurdles between IT and OT and demand careful system hand-off orchestration. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Smith, Senior Director and a founding member of Incenergy, will discuss some of the key tactics to ensure delivery success based on his experience of the last two years deploying Industrial IoT systems across four continents.
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...