Standard Register, a leader in critical communications management solutions, has promoted John King to the position of president, Standard Register Healthcare. King, who has been vice president of Standard Register's Healthcare Solutions sales team, replaces Brad Cates, who will leave Standard Register on November 1, 2012 to take a CEO position with another company.
"John has devoted his career to advancing healthcare through innovative technology, and has helped drive Standard Register's healthcare business forward during the past year," said Joseph P. Morgan, president and chief executive officer. "The transition will be seamless and energizing for the entire team as well as for our customers. John will be working with a deep bench of expertise, a focused strategy and a portfolio of solutions to deliver on our value proposition of enhancing patient care and improving communication across the continuum of care."
"We're grateful for Brad's leadership during his long service with Standard Register and wish him well in his new role," Morgan added.
King has more than 20 years of sales and operational experience in healthcare and information technology. Prior to joining Standard Register, he was the general manager of operations for MedAssets' revenue cycle technology business. In the decade before, he held various leadership positions at McKesson Corporation, where he developed and executed strategies to drive growth and ensure operational excellence. Earlier in his career he gained diverse experience working at both IDX Systems Corporation (now GE Healthcare) and Shared Medical Systems (now Siemens Healthcare). King holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the Virginia Military Institute.
"Healthcare is undergoing a significant transformation in which communication plays a central role," said King. "I believe that with our intimate understanding of clinical workflows and expert application of technology, we can help providers and payers more fully engage their patients and collaborate together to improve the patient experience and the quality of care. I'm eager to lead Standard Register's part in this mission."