Alert MD is proud to welcome Richard A. Fisher, an industry veteran, as a new Board member and the new President of Hospital & Government Affairs. In this role, Richard A. Fisher will be responsible for setting the growth and business development strategy of AlertMD’s proprietary mobile platform. "We are so glad to add someone of Fisher’s caliber to our team," said Badri Narasimhan, Chairman & CEO. "We strongly believe that his expertise and background will perfectly mesh with the skills needed for this role."
About Richard A. Fisher:
Fisher has more than forty years of healthcare leadership and finance expertise. He has served in both hands-on and consulting capacities to better advise positive growth of numerous hospital and healthcare-related firms. A seasoned executive, Fisher worked for a number of years with Baxter Travenol Laboratories developing his sales and marketing management, culminating in his role as the national accounts manager. During his time on Wall Street, Fisher developed his skills as a healthcare banker, which led to his position as a senior adviser to several hospital organizations in developing for-profit practices. After Fisher led the senior management buyout of Walgreen Laboratories’ pharmaceutical manufacturing, he led the newly formed XCEL Laboratories, Inc., as CEO for three years. In the mid-1990s, Fisher, was the Chairman of a healthcare advisory company in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and was one of the first to manage a multidisciplinary physician group.
A true visionary, Fisher became CEO of one of the first companies to advance evidence-based medicine, using cancer treatment guidelines to produce positive clinical outcomes. The company, Innovative Solutions in Healthcare, was awarded the Blue Cross Blue Shield Highmark award for innovation in 2001. His most recent endeavor prior to joining AlertMD was the development of a healthcare debit card, collaborating with prominent American banks, credit companies, and clinical laboratories to develop a mutually beneficial resource for people of all backgrounds and financial situations.
Fisher believes that the forward-thinking products of AlertMD’s real-time mobile alerts are key to moving hospitals and patient care forward in a successful relationship. "The role of the risk-bearing hospital and its requirements for the community as a population being managed is now a completely new paradigm," Fisher says.
On joining the AlertMD community, Fisher has a clear vision: "The goal is to provide solutions today for hospitals, state and local municipalities, and physicians, along with allied healthcare professionals, in this most challenging new economic environment. I'm looking forward to providing the significant proprietary programs of AlertMD as a resource, translating into a positive clinical and financial outcome for the healthcare community.""
AlertMD looks forward to combining their exciting advances in the field of mobile healthcare with Fisher’s vision and expertise.