Life Science Partner places IT product development and customer service expert in lead technology role
Life Science Partner announces the placement of Kathy Lewis, MPH, as director for Paceart and clinic practice management solutions at Medtronic, Inc. in Minneapolis. In this new position, Lewis will lead market analysis and strategic planning efforts, oversee customer relationships, and guide the integration of the company’s Paceart solution with complementary clinical workflow products. Medtronic is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Paceart’s scheduling, analysis, device monitoring and other features help healthcare professionals deliver care to arrhythmia patients.
“Kathy is a healthcare IT veteran who has also excelled as a solution-based manager,” says Thomas H. Callaway, Life Science Partner’s founder and president. “At healthcare software start-up Abaton.com, she was responsible for some of the company’s first installations. Her continued success at McKesson demonstrates her effectiveness as a manager, customer service advocate, and both ambulatory and inpatient workflow expert.”
An experienced clinical information technology executive, Lewis complements her product development process knowledge with particularly strong customer skills.
Lewis comes to Medtronic from McKesson Information Solutions. As director of client services there, she led pricing, implementation planning, system transition and ROI evaluation for major new product families. Also previously vice president of product management for the company’s iMcKesson division, she managed a staff of 45 and held responsibility for design, documentation and quality assurance of web-based clinical systems.
Previously, Lewis was director of client services at Abaton.com, managing implementation, training and quality assurance efforts for laboratory, prescription and charting systems. During the company’s acquisition by McKesson, she guided the client services organization’s transition.
Her corporate career began at HealthPartners Medical Group, where Lewis managed a wide range of strategic and operational information systems initiatives.