Miami-based CareCloud, which provides cloud-based practice management, medical billing and electronic health record software and services to medical groups, has named John Hallock as vice president of corporate communications. Hallock worked previously director of global corporate communications for listed athenahealth, Inc. CareCloud’s investors include Intel Capital and Norwest Venture Partners.
CareCloud, a leading provider of cloud-based practice management, medical billing and electronic health record software and services to medical groups, today announced the appointment of John Hallock as Vice President of Corporate Communications. Hallock will join the Company’s executive leadership team and report to President and CEO Albert Santalo.
“John will play a critical role in helping to build out our internal and external communication functions while promoting our growing product line and driving overall brand awareness.”
In his new role, Hallock will oversee CareCloud’s strategic communication and public relations programs and bolster the Company’s current awareness and branding efforts.
“We could not be more thrilled to have one of the industry’s top public relations executives join CareCloud and our leadership team,” said CareCloud’s President and CEO, Albert Santalo. “John will play a critical role in helping to build out our internal and external communication functions while promoting our growing product line and driving overall brand awareness.”
Hallock is an award-winning and seasoned communication professional who has developed and led integrated national communication programs for some of the country’s largest and most influential healthcare technology and life sciences companies. Prior to joining CareCloud, he was Director of Global Corporate Communications for athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), where he oversaw the Company’s communication programs ranging from M&A activity, national physician advocacy initiatives and the Company’s various thought leadership campaigns.
“I am extremely excited to join the CareCloud team and feel the company and its emerging cloud-based platform have the opportunity to accelerate how doctors, patients and other key stakeholders deliver care and communicate in healthcare,” said Hallock. “As in any industry, older web-based healthcare technology vendors are now challenged with having to simplify their technology and user experience to meet growing client and regulatory demands. With its flexible architecture and patient-centric service line, CareCloud stands to disrupt the status quo and emerge as a leader in championing cloud-computing in the healthcare technology industry.”
Hallock formerly worked at Weber Shandwick Worldwide, Brodeur Worldwide and Schwartz MSL, three leading global public relations firms. He has received numerous national awards, including being a finalist for the 2008 National Gold SABRE Award for launching the country’s top financial communications campaign for athenahealth’s 2007 IPO. In 2011, Hallock was named to PR Week Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes the nation’s top 40 agency, corporate and nonprofit professionals under the age of 40.
In September 2011, CareCloud announced $20.1 million in Series A funding from investors Intel Capital and Norwest Venture Partners. Over the last two years, CareCloud has received multiple awards, including being named co-winner at IBM’s SmartCamp 2010. CareCloud has also been recognized by Red Herring Magazine as a Top 100 Tech Startup for 2011, and was honored as a winner of the 2011 Florida Governor’s Business Diversification Awards in the Entrepreneurship mega market category.
CareCloud’s mission is to revolutionize the healthcare experience through on-demand software and services. Leading the charge to bring cloud computing to the healthcare industry, CareCloud delivers an integrated suite to maximize physician practice performance that includes:
Charts — electronic health records software that seamlessly integrates into practice workflow
Community — a secure patient portal to increase communication and collaboration
Central — a complete medical practice management system from scheduling to billing
Concierge — a comprehensive revenue cycle management solution for healthcare providers