CHICAGO, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R1 RCM Inc. (NASDAQ:RCM), a leading provider of revenue cycle management and physician advisory services to healthcare providers, today announced the appointment of Gary Long to the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
Long will be responsible for R1’s customer growth initiatives, including sales, marketing, product management and solution development. Long comes to R1 with more than 20 years of healthcare experience in leading organizations to drive revenue growth and profitability. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Premier Inc., where he developed and led a commercial organization focused on driving the company’s revenues across health systems, life sciences and government markets. Long created a professional and sustainable market-focused organization while leading the business up to and beyond its successful IPO in 2013. Under Long’s leadership the business more than doubled its annual revenues while increasing its profitability. Prior to Premier, Long served as Senior Vice President of sales and support for Surgical Information Systems. Additionally, he previously worked at McKesson Corporation, where he held a series of progressive leadership roles in product management, corporate marketing and enterprise sales.
“I am very excited to join R1 and look forward to working with the team to drive the company’s growth. This is a pivotal time for healthcare providers as the industry must integrate and transform itself to provide higher quality and more cost-efficient care,” said Long. “Healthcare financial leaders today need to transform their revenue cycle approach to address increasing complexity, shrinking margins and rising consumerism. R1 is well positioned to partner with these leaders to improve the patient and provider experience while driving financial performance across the continuum of care.”
“R1 has developed a comprehensive technology-enabled revenue cycle service platform and has optimized the performance of this platform in the past few years. As a direct result of the optimization of this platform, we are excited to enhance our commercialization efforts to drive sustainable growth for the company,” added Joe Flanagan, President and Chief Executive Officer of R1. “Gary’s background in revenue cycle management and track record in sales, marketing and product development positions him well to lead our commercial effort. We are delighted to welcome Gary to the R1 team.”
Long’s appointment is effective immediately and he will report directly to Joe Flanagan.
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About R1 RCM
R1 serves as the one revenue cycle management partner for select hospitals and healthcare systems regardless of their payment models, patient engagement strategies, or settings of care. The Company uses a proven operating model based on the R1 Performance StackSM designed to fit seamlessly into any healthcare organization’s infrastructure and to enhance the patient experience, improve provider economics, and provide revenue predictability. To learn more, visit r1rcm.com
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