Glassbeam has appointed healthcare veteran Richard Jones CEO and to its board of directors, effective January 9. Jones joins Glassbeam after serving as president of radiology at Akumin, a provider of diagnostic imaging and oncology solutions. 

Prior to Akumin, Jones served for over a decade as president of Alliance Radiology, the second largest advanced imaging provider in the U.S. and largest division of Alliance HealthCare Services. Jones also served on the board of directors for the Association for Quality Imaging during his tenure as president of Radiology at Alliance.

Jones brings more than 35 years of in-depth experience in hospital and outpatient imaging, having led operations which supported over 1,000 hospitals, health care systems, and providers across the U.S each year. Jones joins Glassbeam as it is scaling its solutions and operations in the connected medical equipment world across the U.S. as well as Europe and Asia. 

“It’s a great time to join Glassbeam,” says Jones. “In the value-based care environment, digital innovation and the harnessing of data and insights through machine learning has become vital for organizations seeking to improve patient care. With Glassbeam’s industry-proven SaaS platform and solutions, I believe that the company is well positioned for rapid growth and wide adoption of its predictive analytic tools by hospitals and healthcare providers seeking to improve their clinical infrastructure and patient experience.”

As the healthcare industry continues to face severe financial challenges, hospitals and providers are seeking technology solutions that maximize the efficient utilization of staff and medical equipment. With Glassbeam’s machine data analytics tool Clinsights, healthcare providers can leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to unlock business insights, enabling them to increase revenue via improved operational performance and reduced machine downtime, according to Glassbeam officials. 

“On behalf of the board, I am thrilled to welcome Rich Jones to our team,” says Eric Milledge, chairman of the board at Glassbeam. “Rich has a proven track record and is uniquely positioned to lead the company forward given the depth and breadth of his hospital and outpatient imaging experience from both the operational as well as sales and marketing perspectives.”

Glassbeam co-founder and former CEO Puneet Pandit will serve in a consulting advisory role for the company to ensure a smooth transition for Richard Jones in his new role.