MEDITECH announced that Michelle O’Connor has been appointed as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this role, O’Connor served as President and Chief Operating Officer. She takes over for Howard Messing, who is now Vice Chairman on the company’s Board of Directors.
“In the more than 30 years that Michelle has been part of the MEDITECH family, she has held numerous roles and helped shape many aspects of our business,” said MEDITECH Vice Chairman Howard Messing.
“She is committed to developing innovative technologies and cultivating a workforce of talented and creative people, while also maintaining a focus on the company’s business needs. It is a natural transition for Michelle to take the reins and guide MEDITECH to its next chapter.”
O’Connor joined the EHR vendor in 1988 as an implementation programmer. She soon transitioned to a management role spearheading process changes and technical support procedures. She also played a key role in modernizing legacy applications, overseeing physician product development, and moving to an agile development platform.
Throughout the years, O’Connor has leveraged her development experience to understand and address complex healthcare IT challenges, even those as monumental as adapting technologies and services to assist customers throughout the recent pandemic. “This has been a very difficult time for our healthcare partners and it’s been our privilege to support them by every means possible. We are so proud of their efforts. They have truly risen to the challenge,” said O’Connor.
“We have already seen first-hand how innovations such as the cloud and virtual care can make a huge difference for clinicians and the communities they serve. And collaborating with our great team of technology professionals, I know we will continue to innovate in ways that meet the evolving needs of our customers. As we look forward, I’m honored to be leading MEDITECH into this next phase of our evolution.”
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