Amedisys CIO to Leave Company

Chief Information Officer at Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) Martin B. Howard will leave the company, effective October 31, 2016.

Amedisys, the nation’s second largest home health care provider, noted the departure was mutually agreed upon by both parties.

“We are grateful to Marty for his contributions to Amedisys, and thank him for lending his considerable talents,” CEO Paul Kusserow said. “His commitment to excellence and knowledge of health information technology has helped Amedisys optimize the IT elements of our transformative strategy.”

Amedisys Senior Vice President of Operations Michael North will serve as interim CIO. North was responsible for the company’s conversion to the technology platform Homecare Homebase.

The executive shakeup comes just after the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based company announced it hired a new chief clinical officer, Susan Sender, RN, in September. In August, news that CFO Ronald A. LaBorde was retiring appeared to temporarily spook investors.

The company has been dealing with the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) in Illinois and preparing for the model elsewhere. Kusserow has remained confident Amedisys’ scale would give the company an advantage to leverage its technology to meet the new requirements of the CPRD.

Written by Amy Baxter