VitalHealth Software Appoints Healthcare IT Veteran to Leadership Team

May 29, 2012

UNITED STATES – VitalHealth Software, a provider of web-based solutions for health management established by Mayo Clinic and the Noaber Foundation, announced that Blair Butterfield has joined the company as President of its North American division. With over 20 years of management experience in new market and business development, strategic marketing, product strategy and government initiatives related to healthcare information technology, Mr. Butterfield will expand the company infrastructure and lead all operations in the US and Canada. Butterfield joins VitalHealth at a time of rapidly increasing demand for the company’s platform and application solutions.

“As a result of ongoing healthcare reforms and government initiatives related to healthcare IT, VitalHealth is experiencing unprecedented growth and demand for our high-quality health management solutions in the U.S.,” said VitalHealth CEO, Laurens Van Der Tang. “As we continue to advance our business and solidify our position in the marketplace, we need proven healthcare IT executives to lead the organization. Blair was selected to run our North American business because of his extensive global industry experience and because he understands how to manage growth and implement effective business strategies. We firmly believe that he will be a fundamental asset in our efforts to meet the increased demand for our eHealth solutions.”

Prior to joining VitalHealth, Butterfield held various senior management positions at GE Healthcare IT. In his most recent role, Butterfield was vice president of eHealth International Development, where he led multiple teams on high-profile multi-million dollar initiatives in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, China and the Asia Pacific. While at GE he also served two terms on the Board of Directors and Leadership Council of the eHealth Initiative, a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that plays a key role in national health IT advocacy and policy development. Other positions held at GE include: general manager of eHealth Global Marketing, vice president of Connectivity Solutions and general manager of Government Initiatives. He also established and managed an advisory board of ehealth leaders to guide business and product strategy at GE.

Prior to working at GE, Butterfield held senior positions at IDX Systems Corporation, including responsibility for developing government initiatives as well as commercial roles in the Imaging Solutions division. Earlier in his career, he served on the leadership team at Vital Images, Inc and as President of a boutique health IT consulting firm. Butterfield is a frequent invited speaker at global and national health IT events where he shares his expertise in ehealth, health information exchange (HIE), interoperable EHRs, personal health records, 3-D imaging, and image-guided surgery.

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