Two years ago, Cerner Corp. made a strategic move to create a new executive position focused on its growing revenue cycle management division. Now, he’s gone, and there’s no apparent replacement.
Jeff Hurst was hired as the president of Cerner RevWorks and a senior vice president for the North Kansas City-based health care IT company in September 2016. At the time, former President Zane Burke touted the new roles as showing Cerner’s “continued commitment to providing the best resources to help our clients be successful.”
Burke added that Hurst has an “impressive track record of delivering strong financial results while maintaining a high standard of care – the same vision that drives our innovation today.”
Now, Hurst has joined Louisville-based Waystar Health as that company’s executive vice president of client success. Waystar is a health care revenue cycle management and technology company that’s on an acquisition streak, Louisville Business First reports.
“As we move toward our next phase of growth and success, it is essential that we have the right leadership in place,” Waystar CEO Matthew Hawkins said in a Nov. 14 news release. “The combined knowledge of our new executives positions us well to become even more of a market leader.”
Hurst was last mentioned in a Cerner blog post in late June, when the company joined the Healthcare Financial Management Association. By the time of the company’s annual conference in October, James English was the featured speaker representing RevWorks. English was listed as the general manager of RevWorks.
According to Hurst’s LinkedIn profile, he left the company in September, around the same time as Burke announced his Nov. 2 resignation. The company declined to comment regarding the leadership change.
Earlier this year, Cerner announced that it would hire 600 new employees in Kansas City to manage IT and billing services for clients, which the company collectively refers to as its CernerWorks business.
As of July, the company was halfway through its planned hiring spree.
Date: November 26, 2018