Clark-VenableHOLYOKE, MA October 29, 2014 — As it continues its double digit growth in the healthcare IT industry, VertitechIT has announced that central Pennsylvania based anesthesiologist J. Clark Venable, M.D. has joined the company.  A managing partner in Riverside Anesthesia Associates of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Dr. Venable will work to help bridge the IT knowledge and acceptance gap between hospital IT departments and their medical staff.

“Today’s reliance on electronic medical record systems has created an opportunity and a challenge for clinicians,” says VertitechIT CEO Michael Feld.  “Doctors want to access patient information on any device, at any time, and from anywhere, and they expect the interface and experience to be the same.  Dr. Venable will help us to refine those virtualized environments so that doctors and patients will benefit in the end.”

“Physician IT Evangelist is such a perfect title,” added Dr. Venable.  “Technology plays a critical role in patient care today and I think it’s essential that doctors talk to IT, as well as the other way around.  VertitechIT understands that and I couldn’t be happier to play an important role in the process.”

Dr. Venable has practiced anesthesia in both academic and private settings for over twenty years. After completing his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University, he completed medical school and his anesthesia residency training in anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego.  He also a popular blogger on medical issues at www.wakingupcosts.net.