Monday, January 9, 2012

Novarus Mobile Technologies adds principal, changes name

Novarus Mobile Technologies has a new leader and a new name.

The Charlotte-based company, which develops and markets apps for hospitals and health systems, physician practices and other health care clients, has hired longtime health care executive Tom Hearn as managing principal and changed its name to Novarus Healthcare.

Hearn, 51, previously served as senior VP of ambulatory services for Novant Health, parent company of Presbyterian Hospital. Before that, he spent 12 years as an executive with MedCath. During his tenure, MedCath grew from $30 million to $1 billion in annual revenue.

In a brief phone interview with the Observer today, Hearn says he expects "explosive growth" for Novarus in 2012. The 25-employee company does not disclose revenue. Novarus was founded by David Moore in 2002 to develop and market mobile handheld systems for a wide range of industries. Moore will remain with the company.

"The opportunities to provide better care for patients and to make care more affordable using these technologies is truly phenomenal," Hearn says in a news release.

Novarus apps serve health care providers who are planning a patient connectivity strategy, retooling for accountable care, implementing a patient-centered medical home, growing a medical practice, reorganizing their home health agency or developing a custom app for a specific challenge.

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