A pioneer in the PC industry, Ed Heere designed, sourced and imported one of the first IBM-compatible computer systems in early 1983, less than two years after IBM’s introduction of the personal computer.
Heere went on to found a range of successful computer consulting companies, including AMSYS Computer and other firms in general computer consulting, programming, website development, contractual IT staffing and radiology IT. As head of CoActiv Medical®, he helped a range of hospital radiology departments and freestanding imaging centers convert to a digital environment successfully, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Capitalizing on AMSYS’ in-depth experience in healthcare IT, CoActiv Medical was formed in 2003 to develop, market, install and service digital radiography software and systems. EXAM-PACS® was introduced at RSNA 2003.
A Range of Successful Companies
Starting in 1987, Heere served as president and more recently also CEO of AMSYS Computer Inc., a business he founded in Ridgefield, CT. AMSYS provides consulting and system implementation in networking and internet services to the healthcare, legal, accounting, manufacturing and general business communities.
In 1997, Ed formed CoActiv Solution Providers, LLC to offer custom programming and website development for business and industry.
In 2000, his business portfolio grew to include AMSYS Consulting, LLC, a professional IT staffing firm, which became a significant provider of contractual, full-time and temp-to-permanent IT professionals to corporate clients nationwide. AMSYS’ varied expertise includes providing staffing for client-server and Internet related systems, Web-based applications, database development and more.
Background and Achievements
Prior to 1987, Heere was Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Berkey, Inc., a NYSE listed company that manufactured, imported and distributed imaging, electronic, video and photographic products. He gained extensive experience developing, sourcing and marketing products from Europe and the Far East.
Heere graduated from Albright College (Reading, PA) in 1970 and served there as an instructor from 1973 to 1976.
Heere served as Chapter Chairman of the Western Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scout Council of Southwestern Connecticut. Additionally, for many years, he was the Director of the Danbury Area Computing Society.
Ed Heere has been featured and quoted in a wide range of industry publications, including Radiology Today, RT Image, Advance, Imaging Technology News, Imaging Economics, and Diagnostic Imaging. For a complete collection of articles featuring CoActiv Medical, see our Industry Reviews.
Speeches, Interviews & Presentations
Ed Heere was frequently in demand to speak, present, and be interviewed on computer technology, entrepreneurship and medical technology. He was a long time presenter at RSNA, the Planetree annual conference, the Business Entrepreneur Series sponsored by The Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce, and his alma mater, Albright College in Reading, PA.