“As technology mandates drive up costs and resources for providers, proven and innovative technology strategies play a critical role in Parallon’s goal to help providers succeed in the rapidly evolving healthcare IT environment.”
Watkins has more than 20 years of healthcare IT experience, including IT strategic consulting, systems strategy development and leadership. As president and CEO of Parallon’s Technology Solutions, Watkins is responsible for the strategic implementation and support of information technology services, applications and processes for Parallon clients.
Prior to his current role, Watkins served as vice president and chief strategy officer for Parallon’s Technology Solutions business unit. He held the position of corporate vice president and deputy chief information officer for Community Health Systems (CHS) before transitioning to Parallon. Earlier in his career, he served as chief information officer for St. David’s HealthCare, as well as a program director with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), successfully leading one of the largest IT realignments in the company’s history.
“Curtis has a great depth of experience through more than 20 years of helping organizations develop and expand IT infrastructures and strategies. Curtis’ experience will serve to further evolve Parallon’s technology solutions, driving new efficiencies and results for the healthcare providers we serve,” said Chris Taylor, president, Parallon. “As technology mandates drive up costs and resources for providers, proven and innovative technology strategies play a critical role in Parallon’s goal to help providers succeed in the rapidly evolving healthcare IT environment.”
Watkins serves on the board of directors of the Nashville Technology Council and is an avid supporter of the United Way. He earned his MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Parallon Business Solutions, LLC is a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services. Parallon partners with hospitals and healthcare systems to improve their business performance through proven practices in revenue cycle; technology; workforce management and consulting, in addition to group purchasing and supply chain management through Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P. Parallon is dedicated to bringing deep and evolving industry knowledge, a long track record of operational excellence and a broad portfolio of services to all partnerships in order to help clients thrive in the communities they serve. Together with its affiliates, Parallon employs more than 25,000 professionals and serves more than 1,400 hospitals and 11,000 nonacute care providers, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. Visit www.parallon.com or follow @ParallonConnect.
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