Gregory Dorn Named EVP & Deputy Group Head of Hearst Business Media
NEW YORK, NY, Feb 06, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Hearst Corporation today announced that Gregory Dorn, MD, MPH, has
been named an executive vice president and deputy group head of
Hearst Business Media, which manages Hearst's healthcare group and
also has significant holdings in the automotive, electronic, and
finance industries. The announcement was made by Frank A. Bennack,
Jr., CEO of Hearst Corporation, and Richard P. Malloch, president of
Hearst Business Media.
Dorn, 45, will oversee Hearst's growing portfolio of healthcare
businesses. With its 2012 acquisition of Milliman Care Guidelines,
LLC -- renamed MCG -- and ownership of FDB (First Databank), Zynx
Health and Map of Medicine, Hearst has built prominence with both
provider and risk-bearing healthcare organizations. Hearst works with
some 3,000 healthcare organizations in the U.S. and internationally,
and its healthcare decision support services can be found in more
than half the nation's hospitals. Overall, these products touch the
lives of more than 70 percent of all discharged hospital patients.
"Hearst is privileged to be in the healthcare space with our clinical
decision support products that help to address patient safety,
quality and cost issues," Bennack said. "The healthcare market is
being driven by cost and is growing at a rate that is unsustainable.
Greg will help us improve patient care by making it more efficient
and more affordable."
"Over the past decade, we've built an enviable market position in the
clinical decision support world, serving both providers and payers,"
Malloch said. "We have an impressive array of products that we
believe are primed for future growth. Greg has the perfect experience
and track record of success to take our businesses even farther and
we are delighted to be able to promote him to this new position."
In the healthcare sector, Hearst owns and operates:
-- MCG - a developer and producer of evidence-based clinical guidelines
and software used by more than 2,200 clients, including 1,200
hospitals and seven of the eight largest U.S. health plans.
-- FDB (First Databank) - a provider of drug databases that are used
within information systems that touch every aspect of healthcare,
including information patients receive with every prescription they
-- Zynx Health - a leader in evidence-based clinical decision support,
which offers online solutions to help clinicians treat their patients
based on the best available research in real time. More than 2,000
hospitals nationwide use Zynx information.
-- Map of Medicine - a Web-based visual representation of evidence-based
patient care journeys covering 28 medical specialties and 390 pathways
to enable clinicians to plan and then benchmark clinical practice
against national standards.
Dorn, who has served as president of FDB since 2010, will retain that
title and will also take on new responsibilities as president of Zynx
Health -- where he was EVP and COO.
"We are focused on providing the most context specific, evidence
based, clinical decision support solutions into clinicians' workflow
such that patient health, safety and outcomes are improved," Dorn
said. "Our approach aligns tightly with Hearst's overall focus on
making healthcare more cost effective and productive."
Prior to joining FDB in 2010, Dorn served at Zynx Health for 11 years
as executive vice president, chief operating officer and president of
its international efforts. During his tenure, Dorn helped guide the
organization through changes of ownership and expanded the reach of
the company's solutions from less than 50 hospitals to more than
1,700. His major focus was on the commercialization and international
expansion of evidence-based point of care clinical decision support
deployed through computerized provider order entry systems,
electronic medical record applications and medical devices.
Dorn holds a bachelor's degree from the Columbia University School of
Engineering and received his medical doctorate from the College of
Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Dorn served as house
officer at UCLA Medical Center after which he went on to obtain a
master's in health services from the UCLA Center for Health Services
Management. He is a co-inventor of two patented healthcare software
About Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media is an operating
group of Hearst Corporation, which operates more than 20
business-to-business information services, electronic databases and
publications. Hearst Business Media has significant holdings in the
medical/pharmaceutical, automotive, electronic and finance
industries. Among its core competencies is the aggregation of
time-sensitive price, product and technical information that is
integrated into business and professional processes.
About Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) is one
of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies.
Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly
newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle,
San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union; hundreds of
magazines around the world, including Good Housekeeping,
Cosmopolitan, ELLE and O, The Oprah Magazine; 29 television stations,
which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in
leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, HISTORY and ESPN;
significant holdings in the automotive, electronic and
medical/pharmaceutical industries; a 50 percent stake in the global
ratings agency Fitch Group; Internet and marketing services
businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution;
and real estate. Follow us on Twitter @HearstCorp.
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