According to a letter sent to clients, posted to HISTalk, Matt Hawkins, current Greenway Medical president is leaving the organization to accept an “exciting new leadership opportunity” outside the company.
Details were not released in the letter as to whether Hawkins is staying with Vista Equity Partners, the parent organization of Greenway. Hawkins has been with Vista for several years, including stints leading Vitera Healthcare Solutions and SirsiDynix.
Tee Green, Greenway’s CEO, is expected to take the helm.
I’m not sure if Hawkins’ departure will be felt deeply at the company or if there will be any ripple effect at Greenway since the Vista leadership team pretty much manages daily operations of the organizations it owns. Perhaps the biggest effect this development could have for clients are possible changes in strategy related to the company’s legacy systems, like Intergy and Medical Manager.
Still, this is a pretty interesting development given that the purchase of Greenway and its merger with Vitera and Success EHS is still so current.
For the record, I reported to Hawkins while I was worked at Vitera in its PR department (a Sage Healthcare transplant transitioned over during the Vista transaction), but I was among the 400 to 500 laid off in 2012 as Vista restructured the company into its portfolio.
UPDATE: Hawkins has been named president of Sunquest Information Systems.