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Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series to feature founder of Lexi-Comp

Jan 19, 2012

Robert D. Kerscher

The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration at Ohio Northern University presents Robert D. Kerscher, founder, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Lexi-Comp Inc., in the next Dean’s Distinguished Lecture.  The event will take place in the Dicke Hall Forum on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m.

Kerscher, a 1970 graduate of Ohio Northern University, will deliver a lecture titled “It All Started in Ada: The Entrepreneurial Journey of Lexi-Comp Inc.”

Lexi-Comp is an Ohio-based medical publisher and a leader in providing clinical content at the point-of-care. Its diverse information databases enable clinicians to make informed decisions to enhance patient care. Lexi-Comp’s publishing model focuses on an increased frequency of updates, often daily, to its online and handheld databases, ensuring the most up-to-date information is available for customer access.

Lexi-Comp’s products contribute to a decreased incidence of adverse drug events and improved quality of patient care. In addition to its core drug information databases, Lexi-Comp offers a growing number of laboratory, diagnostic medicine, dental, natural, custom formulary and patient education products. Lexi-Comp also maintains key strategic partnerships with other industry leaders to provide additional important content and functionality.

Since founding Lexi-Comp 1978, Kerscher led efforts to grow the business into a multifaceted medical publishing company. His primary responsibilities included overseeing seven business units in three primary divisional areas and developing new business relationships with key clients and professional organizations. Kerscher also was instrumental in identifying new opportunities for expansion of product lines and avenues for selling them to enhance Lexi-Comp’s position in the marketplace.

Kerscher was named the Northeast Ohio Ernst & Young 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year in the communications and networking category. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Ohio Northern.

ONU’s James F Dicke College of Business Administration Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings to campus successful entrepreneurs and officers of major corporations to discuss current business issues.