Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRM), a leading provider of knowledge management solutions for healthcare providers, today announced the appointment of Jack W. Kennedy Jr. as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, effective September 30, 2013. Mr. Kennedy will report directly to Robert E. Watson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Streamline Health.
As Chief Legal Counsel, Kennedy will oversee the legal affairs of the company and serve as the principal legal advisor to the CEO and other members of the management team. In this role, Kennedy will utilize his extensive experience in software and other intellectual property licensing, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and corporate governance.
“In this role, Jack Kennedy will be a major contributor, helping to guide our company as we continue to grow and mature as an organization,” said Robert E. Watson. “We are subject to numerous rules and regulations as a publicly traded company in the healthcare IT space, and we believe that this is the right time in our development to have inside counsel.”
Prior to joining Streamline Health, Kennedy was Vice President and Corporate Counsel for PRGX Global, Inc., a multinational provider of recovery audit, consulting and software services. Prior to his time at PRGX Global, Kennedy served as in-house counsel for Stiefel Laboratories, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc. He began his career practicing at the law firms of Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Houston, Texas.Kennedy received a J.D. from the Tulane University School of Law and both a B.A. and B.S. from Mercer University, and has been admitted to the state bars of Texas and Georgia. About Streamline Health Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRM) is a leading provider of SaaS-based healthcare information technology (HCIT) solutions for healthcare providers. The company's comprehensive suite of solutions includes: enterprise content management (ECM), business analytics, integrated workflow systems, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), and computer assisted coding (CAC). This unique combination of solutions is designed to help healthcare organizations manage the financial and operational challenges they face in the ever-changing world of healthcare today and in the future. For more information, please visit our website at www.streamlinehealth.net. Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Statements made by Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are no guarantee of future performance. The forward looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, included herein. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the timing of contract negotiations and execution of contracts and the related timing of the revenue recognition related thereto, the potential cancellation of existing contracts or clients not completing projects included in the backlog, the impact of competitive products and pricing, product demand and market acceptance, new product development, key strategic alliances with vendors that resell the Company’s products, the ability of the Company to control costs, availability of products obtained from third party vendors, the healthcare regulatory environment, potential changes in legislation, regulation and government funding affecting the healthcare industry, healthcare information systems budgets, availability of healthcare information systems trained personnel for implementation of new systems, as well as maintenance of legacy systems, fluctuations in operating results, effects of critical accounting policies and judgments, changes in accounting policies or procedures as may be required by the Financial Accountings Standards Board or other similar entities, changes in economic, business and market conditions impacting the healthcare industry, the markets in which the Company operates and nationally, and the Company’s ability to maintain compliance with the terms of its credit facilities, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. filings with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements, which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.