EHR veteran, entrepreneur brings hands-on sales approach to open source health IT leader
Carlsbad, Calif.—Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of open-source healthcare enterprise solutions, today announced the addition of John Bright to the company’s leadership team as vice president of sales and marketing. Bright comes to Medsphere with more than 20 years of increasingly responsible sales leadership experience, the last 10 of which were spent in healthcare information technology. He brings a portfolio of established relationships and proven sales methodologies to leverage for Medsphere.
Most recently, Bright led the Henry Schein Medical Systems sales team to 80 percent growth in direct sales over an 18 month period and developed a comprehensive sales training program for both legacy and new sales personnel. Previously, he worked as vice president of sales and marketing for Health Research Sciences, LLC, a maker of medical devices for the early detection of retinal disease and macular degeneration.
Demonstrating his entrepreneurial spirit, in 2001 Bright founded BrightCAM Solutions, a creator of computer aided design (CAD) / computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. In 2003, he co-founded and became CEO of Mountain Medical Technologies, a developer of electronic medical record and practice management software for the ambulatory market.
“From our initial meeting, I could tell that John is absolutely focused on process leading to success. He has proven techniques that get results, but also has the awareness to shift direction if change is necessary,” said Medsphere President and CEO Irv Lichtenwald. “I know that John will prove to be an effective mentor for our entire sales organization and will rapidly identify those hospitals that are best suited for Medsphere and OpenVista.”
For Bright, Medsphere represents an opportunity to apply his time-tested methodologies to the most vibrant corner of healthcare IT.
“It’s widely known that healthcare IT and electronic health records (EHRs) in particular are high growth areas given the benefits they provide our nation’s healthcare. I’m very excited to help expand Medsphere’s established client base and promote both the OpenVista solution and open source development,” Bright explained. “The history of health IT suggests movement toward greater openness instead of silos of information. The industry is progressing toward interoperability and flexibility, and I’m thrilled to be with a company that is leading the way.”
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Bright has three children and lives with his wife in the Bay Area.