CPSI Names Hjelm to Board of Directors
3 January 2020 - - Christopher T. Hjelm has joined the board of directors of US-based community healthcare solutions company CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) as an independent director, the company said.

On December 27, 2019, upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the board voted to expand the size of the board from nine to ten directorship positions, and elected Hjelm to fill the newly created directorship.

Hjelm will serve as a Class III director, with a term expiring on the date of the company's annual meeting of stockholders in 2020, when he is expected to stand for re-election as a director.

In connection with his election to the board, Hjelm was appointed to the Compensation Committee of the board.

Hjelm brings over 25 years of experience as a C-Level technology leader to CPSI, with a history of heading strategic initiatives to drive innovation. He recently retired after serving 14 years with The Kroger Company, the largest supermarket chain in the United States, where he served most recently as executive vice president and chief information officer.

Prior to this position, he had a successful technology career with Fortune 100 and other high-growth e-commerce companies including FedEx, Cendant, Orbitz, eBay, Excite@Home, Zoho and Hughes Aircraft.

Hjelm has been widely recognised as a technology leader, including designations by Premier 100 Technology Leaders, Computerworld, CIO Magazine, the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime CIO Leadership and the FedEx Five Star Award.

Hjelm currently serves on the board of Inky Technology Corp. and on the investment committees for Connetic Ventures and Cintrifuse.

He previously served on the board of Kindred Healthcare, a publicly traded healthcare services company that through its subsidiaries operated hospitals and nursing homes and provided home health, hospice and other non-medical services.

Hjelm also served on the board of RehabCare, a healthcare services company that provided therapy services across multiple settings.

He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University and an honorary Ph.D. from Colorado Technical University.

CPSI is a provider of healthcare solutions and services for community hospitals, their clinics and post-acute care facilities.

Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of four companies Evident, LLC, American HealthTech, Inc., TruBridge, LLC and Get Real Health.

Evident provides comprehensive EHR solutions for community hospitals and their affiliated clinics. American HealthTech is one of the nation's largest providers of EHR solutions and services for post-acute care facilities.

TruBridge focuses on providing business, consulting and managed IT services, along with its complete RCM solution for all care settings. Get Real Health focuses on solutions aimed at improving patient engagement for individuals and healthcare providers.