Quality Systems, Inc. Names Zachary J. Sherburne Global Chief Information Officer
Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) , a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today the appointment of Zachary J. Sherburne to the post of senior vice president and global chief information officer.
Zachary J. Sherburne, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, Quality Systems, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)
Sherburne, a seasoned information technology executive, brings three decades of technology and financial expertise to his new role. In this global position, Sherburne will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of technology solutions to the Company’s clients, which primarily includes medical and dental group practices and small hospitals, as well as managing the internal information technology (IT) function. His goal in his new role is to create a customer service-oriented information services team that will operate as a shared-service function, designed to support the entire QSI enterprise across the Company’s eight business units. He will be based at the Company’s Irvine, Calif. headquarters.
Prior to joining Quality Systems, Sherburne was chief information officer and vice president of information services in the hardware and home improvement division of Spectrum Brands, a Madison, Wis.-based global consumer products company. In this capacity, he managed information services, digital marketing and e-commerce.
Before joining the Spectrum Brands organization, Sherburne was chief information officer and vice president of information services in the Hardware and Home Improvement division of Stanley Black & Decker.
Over the course of his career, Sherburne held various positions in public accounting and management consulting, beginning his career at at Arthur Andersen & Co. and then further expanding his business and technology expertise in his role as a senior manager with Deloitte Consulting and as a principal consultant at Computer Sciences Corp.
“We welcome Zach to the QSI management team. We believe his decades of IT-related experience will prove beneficial to the Company as we continue to grow and create solutions that help our clients quickly adapt to the rapidly changing world of healthcare. Furthermore, Zach has global IT expertise, bringing knowledge that is integral to our organization, which now spans more than 2,800 employees worldwide and eight distinct business units. We look forward to Zach’s contributions as he enhances the delivery of our solutions externally and further strengthens our internal IT functions. The global initiatives Zach plans to put into place will help streamline our operations and better control costs,” explained Dan Morefield, chief operating officer.
Sherburne commented on his new role, adding: “This is an exciting opportunity for me to help drive improvements in QSI’s Information Services (IS) function. We are striving to simplify, standardize and automate technology across all business units while creating a productive and collaborative culture. Over the years, the Company has grown through several acquisitions, and as we continue to integrate these acquisitions, we are migrating to a shared services IS function, allowing us to improve the delivery of our services while reducing related costs.”
Sherburne, a resident of Mission Viejo, Calif., holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Goleta, Calif. He previously was named business intelligence person of the year by Oracle Magazine.
About Quality Systems
Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management, electronic health records and revenue cycle management applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices and small hospitals. Visit www.qsii.com and www.nextgen.com for additional information.
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