Misys names new president of hospital systems group

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Misys Healthcare Systems has named Richard Atkin named president of the company's Misys Healthcare Systems' Hospital Systems group. The group supports more than  a thousand hospitals and hundreds of laboratories worldwide with enterprise-wide clinical products, electronic patient records, and departmental information systems, the company said.

Atkin comes to Misys following a period serving as president and CEO of Massachusetts-based Datex-Ohmeda Inc., a division of Helsinki-based Instrumentarium.  When Instrumentarium acquired Washington-based Spacelabs Medical in 2002, Arkin was named CEO of that $200 million clinical patient record company concurrent with his CEO/president Datex-Ohmeda Inc. responsibilities.