Mutare Acquires Stage 8 Systems and Appoints Mike Sorensen to Head New Mutare Healthcare Division

Mike SorensenMutare announced the acquisition of Stage 8 Systems, maker of Vital Link™, a secure smartphone communication system. Vital Link replaces aging paging systems with modern HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley compliant secure messaging. The Vital Link service includes pager emulation, two-way secure communication, message tracking, acknowledgement, workflow automation and critical messaging all in one platform.

Vital Link works with Apple, Android and Blackberry devices providing secure communications for healthcare and Fortune 1000 organizations. Vital Link enhances workflow and productivity while taking advantage of smartphone technology to reduce the number of devices medical professionals have to carry greatly simplifying communications, enhancing collaboration and reducing costs.

Mutare announced that Mike Sorensen, founder of Stage 8 Systems, will head up Mutare's newly established Healthcare division as President. The new division will focus on communication solutions for healthcare delivery organizations.

"Mike brings over 20 years of experience to Mutare and as a former CTO in the healthcare and financial fields he adds a new perspective to our software and service consulting practice," said Ben Crown, President of Mutare. "He will play a vital role in Mutare's growing mobility practice."

Sorensen was formerly the Chief Technology Officer at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Founder of Stage 8 systems. At the University of Chicago Medical Center, Michael was responsible for technology innovation, IT operations, and customer support services. He has a diversified background working for innovative organizations including Rush University Medical Center and JP Morgan Chase.

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