symplr Appoints Healthcare Leader Justin Jacobson to Lead Contract & Supplier Management

Justin Jacobson, Managing Director, Senior Vice President of symplr's Contract & Supplier Management Pillar

 Seasoned veteran to enhance corporate focus on innovation, integration & growth  

HOUSTON – May 14, 2024 – symplr®, a leading provider of enterprise healthcare operations software, today announced the appointment of Justin Jacobson as Managing Director, Senior Vice President of symplr’s Contract & Supplier Management (CSM) Pillar.  

Jacobson brings over two decades of leadership experience to symplr in the healthcare provider and payer markets as well as other diverse industries. With a proven track record of driving sustainable revenue and profit growth, directing successful integrations of acquired businesses, and developing innovative product pipelines, he is poised to lead the CSM business to new heights. 

“Justin’s extensive industry experience reflects the caliber of talent joining symplr to drive efficiency gains in hospital operations and focus on our mission to give time back to caregivers through innovative solutions,” said BJ Schaknowski, CEO of symplr. "His appointment underscores our dedication to delivering exceptional services to our customers, and we are confident that he will be instrumental in steering our ongoing success and expansion.” 

Jacobson joins symplr from Microsoft, where he most recently spearheaded go-to-market integration of Nuance products into Microsoft. Prior to this role, he was the General Manager of Patient Engagement Solutions at Nuance. Jacobson led a team at OptumInsight, where he managed a $2 billion portfolio of products, underscoring his transformative leadership in the healthcare technology landscape. Both roles allowed Jacobson to build his acumen in areas such as AI and provider operations, which align strategically with symplr's focus and enhances the company’s capabilities in these critical areas.  

“I’m excited to join the symplr team,” said Jacobson. “symplr's commitment to innovation and operational excellence resonates with me, and I am eager to collaborate with the talented team to drive solutions that advance healthcare operations and improve patient outcomes.” 

About symplr
symplr is a leader in enterprise healthcare operations software and services. Trusted by leaders for more than 30 years, our solutions are found in 9 of 10 U.S. hospitals where our cloud-based solutions drive better operations for better outcomes. Our provider data management, workforce management, compliance, quality and safety, and contract and supplier management solutions improve the efficiency and efficacy of healthcare operations. This enables caregivers to quickly handle administrative tasks, so they have more time to do what they do best: provide high-quality patient care. Learn how at 

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