Joel Harris Appointed to Top Leadership Position at TeleHealth Services

RALEIGH, N.C. -- ITOCHU International Inc. has announced the appointment of Joel Harris as President and CEO of the parent company of TeleHealth Services effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Harris, currently CEO of Avidex, has served in a variety of senior management positions at TeleHealth since interning as an MBA student in 1996. His assignments have included Director of Corporate Planning, Vice President of Product Development, and Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Harris built the team that developed the ground-breaking TigrVue interactive patient engagement system, managed operations in healthcare, corporate and hospitality business lines, and provided front line client engagement with some of the nation’s largest healthcare and information technology companies.

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“Mr. Harris will take TLC boldly into new and expanding U.S. healthcare and corporate business audio-visual opportunities,” Mr. Fleming, TLC’s retiring CEO, commented on the appointment. “TeleHealth Services has a terrific leadership team that is completing consecutive record years and launching new products and services.  This is an exciting time to be moving the company into a new phase of growth.”

“The customer-focused business philosophy and innovative technologies of TeleHealth will continue as our guiding light as we focus on further solutions development in the healthcare industry by adding new patient engagement and education platforms to our portfolio and integrating our Avidex AV solutions into hospitals nationwide,” noted Mr. Harris.

Mr. Harris holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the Ohio State University and a MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He has also worked in engineering and strategic consulting positions with Marathon Oil, Ernst & Young, LLP, and Pfizer, Inc. as well as being a veteran of the United Sates Marine Corps.

Mr. Fleming is retiring from TeleHealth after 14 years as President and CEO and 20 plus years of service. Mr. Naohiko Yoshikawa, SVP & General Manager, Machinery Division, ITOCHU International Inc. stated, “ITOCHU has great respect for the tremendous accomplishments of Mr. Fleming while serving as CEO of TLC.”

About TeleHealth Services:
With more than 2,500 healthcare clients across the country, TeleHealth Services is the nation’s leading provider of integrated technology and communications solutions for the healthcare market. Combining 50+ years of healthcare expertise and partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, TeleHealth Services is uniquely positioned to offer a full suite of hospital technology solutions that includes:
• Interactive patient and staff education platforms
• Healthcare grade televisions and accessories
• Bedside patient entertainment solutions
• The latest educational and entertainment content
• Comprehensive design, implementation, and service packages
• Flexible financing solutions

Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., TeleHealth Services is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation. Telerent, founded in 1957, operates as a subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc. For more information on TeleHealth, call 877-432-9076, or visit at http://www.telehealth.com/.