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Former athenahealth CFO Carl Byers Joins Netsmart Board of Directors
|By Business Wire
|June 10, 2014 09:10 AM EDT
Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of clinical and business
software solutions for health and human services organizations, today
announced the appointment of Carl Byers to the company’s board
“Carl brings to our board deep experience in the health IT markets as
well as having the experience of taking a company from early stage
operations to the public markets,” said Michael Valentine, chief
executive officer, Netsmart. “Both of these areas are key to the
continued evolution of Netsmart as we grow forward.”
Byers is a venture partner at Fidelity
Biosciences, a division of Fidelity Investments that provides
venture capital and strategic guidance to private biopharmaceutical,
medical technology, and healthcare IT and services companies.
Byers joined Fidelity Biosciences in 2010 after 13 years in strategic
leadership at athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), where he was on the
founding team and served as chief financial officer. Byers led the
company's 2007 Initial Public Offering, which the Wall Street Journal
named the year's most successful. He also served as the primary
executive focused on public market investors for more than two years.
Prior to the founding of athenahealth, Byers was a senior consultant in
Booz, Allen & Hamilton's New York office, where he worked in the
financial services and health insurance industries.
“Netsmart is a unique combination of an established company with decades
of healthcare IT experience, and a forward-thinking company with
innovative solutions for coordinated, integrated care,” said Byers. “I’m
pleased to join the board and help Netsmart scale to meet the needs of
its clients as they provide services to some our country’s most
Byers hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University (Conn.)
and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Mid-Career Masters in
Public Administration program. He teaches entrepreneurial finance at
Harvard's Kennedy School, where he is an adjunct lecturer in public
policy. He is also a director at Cureatr, Inc., a mobile care
coordination company, and an advisor to the Patricelli Center for Social
Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers
deliver effective, outcomes-based care with Netsmart’s CareFabric™
solution, a tightly woven framework of innovative clinical and business
solutions and services that supports integrated, coordinated delivery of
health services across the spectrum of care.
More than 23,000 client organizations, including 450,000 care providers
and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart solutions to help improve
the quality of life for more than 25 million people each day. Netsmart
clients include mental health and addiction services agencies, health
homes, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices,
public health departments, social services and child and family health
agencies, managed care organizations, and vital records offices.
Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDay Matters Foundation, which
was established for behavioral and public health organizations to learn
from each other and share their causes and stories. Organizations can
also request grants for their cause or to help fund technology that
advances the way care is delivered. For more information, visit www.everydaymatters.com
Learn more about how Netsmart and the CareFabric solution are changing
the face of healthcare today. Visit www.ntst.com,
call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on Twitter,
like us on Facebook
or visit us on YouTube.
CareFabric is a trademark of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
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