MedCenterDisplay names new president

Former HealthStream, Sy.Med exec to lead patient engagement company

MedCenterDisplay announced today it has named former Sy.Med HealthStream executive Jim Aylward president of the digital patient engagement solutions company.

Formerly the chairman, president and CEO of Sy.Med Development from 1997 until it was acquired by HealthStream, Aylward most recently led HealthStream's credentialing and privileging business unit. He also served in sales and marketing positions at Complete Health, HealthWise of America and American Medical Security.

"We are excited to have Jim assume a leadership role at MedCenterDisplay," Gregg Tarquinio, MedCenterDisplay CEO, said in a release. "He has proven himself to be an incredibly valuable asset in both the health care and technology industries."

Tarquinio said under Alyward's leadership, the company plans to expand its patient engagement solutions beyond the hospital and into the mobile app space. MedCenterDisplay sells digital marketing, social media and online solutions that help providers engage patients, cut avoidable readmissions and improve their HCAHPS patient satisfaction scores.