HealthTech rebrands as Medhost

Herrod named president of Franklin-based company

Franklin-based HealthTech Holdings Inc. today announced it has changed its name to Medhost Inc.

Relatedly, Craig Herrod (pictured) has been named Medhost (stylized as MEDHOST) president and will oversee software development and operations and sales and marketing.

The company’s software and services previously were marketed under HealthTech subsidiaries HMS (Healthcare Management Systems), Patient Logic and Medhost.

The changes symbolize the company’s approach to serving health care providers with technologies and services internally developed and acquired through strategic investments over a period of more than three years, Bill Anderson, Medhost chairman and CEO, said in a release.

“We grew to this point by combining companies, solutions and services into a unified product that helps hospitals and health systems achieve their goals,” Anderson said. “Unifying our offerings under the highly recognizable MEDHOST brand is the next logical step in our company’s evolution. Our customers, ranging from community hospitals to very large healthcare corporations and systems, have responded positively to the unified MEDHOST branding.”

Most recently, Herrod served as president and CEO of the Medhost subsidary. He was instrumental in HealthTech’s acquisition of Medhost in 2010, Anderson said. (Read more here.)

“Craig’s deep healthcare experience and his outstanding leadership skills made him a natural selection as president, especially now as MEDHOST is poised to capitalize on its investments by embarking on new opportunities for growth, innovation and even greater industry leadership,” Anderson said. “I am confident that Craig will convert MEDHOST’s resources and business strategy into tangible benefits for our customers, employees and investors, while driving innovative and end-user-focused solutions that help providers deliver better care.”