James F. Chen was as Chief Executive Officer at Doctor First Corporation

Date of management change: January 13, 2000 

What Happened?

Rockville, MD-based Doctor First Corporation appointed James F. Chen as Chief Executive Officer


About the Company

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, DrFirst pioneers software solutions and services that provide real-time access to patient data, improve communication and collaboration at the point of care and across the patient’s circle of caregivers, and enhance the doctor’s clinical view of the patient to help drive better health outcomes. Our growth is driven by a commitment to innovation and reliability across a wide array of clinical software and support services. DrFirst’s development philosophy is centered on a horizontal view of the healthcare IT spectrum. We identify systemic challenges that detract from the efficiency, accuracy and safety with which doctors can help their patients, and we create user-friendly solutions that improve clinical outcomes, strengthen healthcare technology interoperability, and assure provider and patient security. Over 40,000 providers and 60% of the healthcare IT vendors in the market depend on us every day to save time, save money, and optimize attention to patient care and patient care coordination.


About the Person

Mr. Chen founded DrFirst and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and chairman. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with a strong technology background and experience in starting and leading technology-related businesses. Mr. Chen successfully founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of V-ONE Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed provider of virtual private networking (VPN) software that is used extensively in many industries, including government, financial services, healthcare, and automotive. Mr. Chen has been granted five U.S. patents on Internet security products. Prior to founding V-ONE, Mr. Chen worked for many years in increasingly senior positions at Intelsat and in the nuclear power industry. Mr. Chen received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and received his M.S. in Computer Science from George Washington University.


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