Russell F. (Rusty) Lewis will provide strategic guidance for application of Cognitive IoT to healthcare
RICHARDSON, TX – 3 October 2016 THINaër, an Advantix company focused on Cognitive IoT solutions, announced today that Russell Lewis has been appointed as an advisor to the board.
“We are honored to welcome Rusty in joining us to break new ground in applying Cognitive IoT to solving some of healthcare’s most vexing problems,” said Bryan Merckling, CEO. “With Rusty’s insights into healthcare clinical and supply chain operations, we will accelerate our groundbreaking solutions in understanding true cost of care, asset to asset correlation for disease management, and improved results in antimicrobial stewardship programs.”
Lewis’ professional career spans a wide range of health care firms and technology roles. Most recently, he was Group SVP of Data, Analytics, and Product Delivery for Vizient. Before that, he was Senior Vice President of Information Services for Provista, a supply chain company focused on non-acute medical facilities as well as hospitality, education, corporate and government markets. Lewis has held senior leadership roles in information technology with a number of firms in the health care industry, including two Fortune 50 companies. He served as SVP and Chief Technology Officer for McKesson and later served as President of the Automation and Technology division of AmerisourceBergen.
Lewis has also served as a senior executive in a number of venture-backed health information technology (HIT) start-ups including Ameritech Health Connections, Bridge Medical Systems, and Skylight Healthcare Systems. Lewis began his career at Texas Instruments and holds more than 15 international and U.S. patents spanning handwriting recognition, virtual reality, clinical software and medication management systems. He is author of two books – “Impact of Information Technology on Patient Safety” and “Barcode and Auto-ID Implementation Guide” – both of which are published by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Lewis holds degrees in computer science and applied mathematics from Southern Methodist University. He is a past board member of the National Alliance for Healthcare Information Technology (NAHIT) and Microsoft’s Healthcare User’s Group (MSHUG).
THINaër is an Advantix company that makes assets smart and connected. By hardening IoT technology for the enterprise, THINaër is shaping a new way for companies to gain context for understanding their business and managing their devices, objects and people in real time. THINaër delivers affordable RTLS beacon technology with a patent-pending SaaS platform and predictive analytics to provide a fast and affordable way for organizations to add any asset to the Internet of Your Things™. THINaër is a member of the IBM Watson ecosystem. http://www.thinaer.io | Twitter @thinaer
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