DAYTON, Ohio -- Standard Register Healthcare, a business unit of Standard Register and a leader in managing critical communications for healthcare, has promoted Keyton Weissinger to the newly created position of vice president of innovation in which his first priority will be enhancing efforts to bring new solutions to market that drive patient engagement.
"Legislative initiatives have made patient engagement a central focus for providers and payers," said John King, president of Standard Register Healthcare. "Keyton brings the energy, vision and experience that are vital to developing patient-centric communication tools to engage patients more fully and effectively in their care."
A self-described evangelist for healthcare transformation, Weissinger is a 20-year veteran of information technology with 10 years of experience in healthcare at both large corporations and entrepreneurial startups.
Prior to this promotion, he was vice president of technical operations for Dialog Medical, which Standard Register acquired in 2010. There, he was responsible for the management and day-to-day leadership of software development, implementation and customer service. He led the development of the iMedConsentTM application, a robust patient engagement solution that supports informed consent, discharge and patient education.
Originally a software developer, he went on to hold management positions at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and a hospitality startup which took property management to the cloud for the first time.
Weissinger is author of dozens of scholarly articles and two technology books, including one that was published internationally in eight languages. He regularly shares his insights on Twitter @PatientEngaged.
Weissinger will be participating at the Strategic Partner Forum at HIMSS13 in New Orleans on March 3.