IOS Health System's Andrew Carricarte Awarded Entrepreneurial/Professional of the Year by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Andrew Carricarte, President and CEO of IOS Health Systems (IOS), was awarded the Entrepreneurial/ Professional of the Year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce at the Salute to Miami's Leaders ceremony held in downtown Miami’s Jungle Island Ballroom in attendance of over 600 of Miami’s business leaders. This prestigious award celebrates Mr. Carricarte’s accomplishments as a business leader, innovator, and his significant ongoing contributions to South Florida’s healthcare community. Andrew was selected by a distinguished panel from the Miami Chamber from hundreds of candidates representing South Florida’s outstanding leaders in varied sectors of business and community involvement.
Andrew is a native of Miami, FL who served as an Airborne Ranger Platoon Leader for the 82nd Airborne out of Ft. Bragg, NC. He served two tours in Afghanistan and Iraq for a total of 14 months of combat deployment receiving two bronze stars amongst other awards for his service. After leaving the military, Andrew pursued a career in the healthcare industry by working as the Director of USA Medical Services for AMEDEX-BUPA, a British-owned global health and care company with over 7 million members in over 180 different countries. Under his tenure he was responsible for managing and implementing a variety of innovative health systems, programs and initiatives focused on delivering and managing care across the vast geographic regions of the Americas.
Witnessing the problems of a fragmented and antiquated healthcare delivery system, Andrew foresaw the immense need for electronic health systems in the U.S. In 2007, he left his position as top executive and invested his life savings to create IOS Health Systems. This was in pursuit of his vision to transform the healthcare industry by creating easy-to-use, web-based software solutions to solve the complicated problems healthcare providers had been facing for decades. Two years after he started the company, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created a mandate that required physicians to adopt these systems by 2015 and provided incentives of $44,000-$64,000 for those who adopt prior to that date.
Today Andrew’s leadership and vision has been the catalyst behind the growth and expansion of IOS. IOS currently has the largest amount of installations in South Florida and has over 1,000 physicians in 28 states touching the lives of almost 3,000,000 patients within its systems’. The efficiency and accuracy gained by IOS’ software helps contribute to the reduction of billions of dollars of waste and errors each year by the healthcare industry. IOS was also selected by Baptist Health South Florida and Memorial Healthcare Systems in their electronic health records subsidy programs for over 3,700 community physicians. Most recently IOS was awarded a contract for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to deploy the maritime industry’s first global electronic health platform to 42 ships including the world’s largest, the Oasis and Allure of the Seas for over 350 ports of call on 7 continents with over 20,000 crew members.
“What defines success in today’s market is the willingness to change and approach these opportunities from a different angle. Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t make sense. Innovate!”, states Carricarte. “Technology has been the ‘great enabler’ of any industry. By embracing it, we now have a tremendous opportunity to solve the challenges that have faced our nation’s healthcare system for decades”.
IOS is the leading innovator of electronic health record solutions.
Andrew has also been honored as the “Top 40 Under 40” Exceptional Business Leaders by the South Florida Business Journal, recognized as the “Top 20 Under 40” Emerging Business Leaders by the Miami Herald and featured as “The Achiever” in Miami Today.
IOS Health Systems (IOS) is a privately held health information technology corporation with company headquarters in Miami, FL. IOS offers some of the industry’s most innovative healthcare technology software including ONC-ATCB Certified Medios EHR, Medios PM, Medios Enterprise and the eSeaCare Electronic Health Platform. The software combined with industry leading service empowers healthcare enterprises to better manage their health information technology while improving organizational outcomes and profitability.
For more information, contact IOS at (877) 467-1467 or email@example.com, also visit their website at http://www.ioshealthsystems.com.
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