Here are 31 young up-and-comers in the health IT and revenue cycle space.
Michael Archuleta, Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Mr. Archuleta is the director of IT at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colo., a critical access hospital. He led the hospital to achieve stage 2 of meaningful use and serves on the Netapp Neural Network CXO advisory board.
Vianca Bautista, Regent RCM. As a Revenue Cycle Supervisor, Ms. Bautista is responsible for overseeing a team of revenue cycle specialists and performs audits to ensure key performance indicator goals are met. Her role also includes training new employees on all revenue cycle functions and performing bi-annual office audits while performing full revenue cycle for her ASC, among her other duties as a supervisor.
Christopher Bayham, Change Healthcare. Mr. Bayham is the senior vice president of technology operations at Change Healthcare, responsible for the company’s corporate infrastructure and operations. He has 18 years of IT experience in healthcare and served as chief information officer of the At Home division of Cardinal Health.
Stephanie Boim, Halley Consulting Group. Ms. Boim is the vice president-revenue cycle at Halley Consulting Group with a proven track record of working with clients to increase revenue, solve complex business challenges to increase profitability and engage employees and patients in healthcare solutions. She has a background in Medicare, Medicaid, commercial payers, compliance and revenue cycle.
Jim Boyle, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare. Mr. Boyle is the vice president of information services at St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare in Anaheim, Calif., a $6 billion nonprofit system. His roles at the hospital have spanned the gamut of health IT and he led the onboarding of three medical groups in an 18-month timeframe to enable more than 450 physicians to attest to meaningful use stage 2.
Chris Bradley, Mana Health. Mr. Bradley co-founded and now serves as CEO of Mana Health which unifies and integrates patient data from EMRs on the ManaCloud platform. The company deploys its technology to help more than 240 hospitals and 22 million patients. Mr. Bradley has spoken about interoperability at the White House and received awards in the field, including the NYU Presidential Service Award.
Jason W. Buckner, Informatics. Mr. Buckner is the senior vice president of Informatics and leads the organization’s efforts to replace aging technology with new innovative platforms to connect health information exchange with population health analytics for the greater Cincinnati region. He was formerly vice president of operations of HealthBridge.
Dan Cane, Modernizing Medicine. Mr. Cane is the CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine, which acquired gMed and Aesyntix Health over the past two years. The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce named him the 2015 Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, and he has led his team to raise more than $85 million since founding the company.
Peter Chang, MD, Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Chang is the chief medical informatics officer at Tampa General Hospital, where he is also a hospitalist. He works with the hospital’s interdisciplinary team to improve EHR usage and technology use at the patient bedside.
David Chou, Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City. Mr. Chou is the vice president and CIO of Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City, Mo. He has also been the health IT advisor for Michigan State University in East Lansing and CIO of Jackson-based University of Mississippi Medical Center and senior director of IT operations at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Breanna Cunningham, RN, CODE Technology. Ms. Cunningham is the founder and CEO of CODE Technology, a solution for a holistic approach to collecting patient-reported outcomes for orthopedic practices. She spent eight years working in trauma ICU and hospital administration before developing CODE Technology, which has an 80 percent to 90 percent patient response rate.
Brett Davis, ConvergeHEALTH. Mr. Davis is a principal with Deloitte Consulting and general manager of ConvergeHEALTH, Deloitte’s applied analytics business in life sciences and healthcare. He has 16 years of life sciences and healthcare IT/informatics experience and has served on the board of directors for tranSMART Foundation, Personalized Medicine Coalition and Jefferson School of Population Health in Philadelphia.
Leslie Favela, Regent RCM. As a Revenue Cycle Supervisor, Ms. Favela is responsible for overseeing a team of revenue cycle specialists and performs audits to ensure key performance indicator goals are met. Among many tasks, Ms. Favela also performs full revenue cycle services for one ASC, administrates HST systems and serves as the key component on new client implementations and transitions.
Janelle Fisher, Wipfli LLP/HFS Consultants. Ms. Fisher is a senior consultant in the revenue cycle practice area at Wipfli LLP/HFS Consultants. She has several years of experience in the healthcare industry and focuses on billing and collections.
Christopher Klitgaard, MediRew. Mr. Klitgaard began MediRew in 2007 and grew the healthcare revenue cycle management company to 280 employees over the past decade. Based in Coralville, Iowa, he has received regional and local awards in the past year and was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Upper Midwest.
Jonathan Greenberg, University of Michigan Health System. Mr. Greenberg is the IT director of Fast Analytics at the University of Michigan Health System. He leads a five-person team using Tableau’s analytics software to eliminate redundant labor and has recovered more than $3 million in Recovery Audit Contractor money.
Jas Grewal, CareSkore. Mr. Grewal is the CEO of CareSkore, a company that uses predictive analytics to build solutions for timely actions and interventions, and just raised $4.3 million for the company. He is a computer engineer and has 13 years of experience working with large health systems and managing technology and operations.
Mark Hagan, Envision Healthcare. Mr. Hagan is the CIO and senior vice president of IT at Envision Healthcare, parent company of American Medical Response, EmCare and Evolution Health. Envision Healthcare provides services to more than 15 million patients per year. Mr. Hagan previously held various management positions at TeleTech.
Jeremy Malecha, ResMed. Mr. Malecha is the vice president of product management for ResMed’s Global Healthcare Informatics Business Unit, responsible for the company’s health IT offerings across every global market. The company develops connected medical devices and cloud-based software apps for diagnosing, treating and managing chronic conditions. The technology monitors 2 million patients remotely every day.
James McHugh, McKinnis Consulting Services. Mr. McHugh is a managing director with McKinnis Consulting Services, a Navigant consulting practice. He is responsible for setting the strategic vision and client relationship management, focused on leveraging next-generation EHR technology to support best practice revenue cycle operations.
Jake Myers, MedPilot. Mr. Myers is the co-founder and CEO of MedPilot, a tool designed to make billing and collections departments more efficient. He has about a decade of experience in revenue cycle management and has been featured in HIT Consultant, AlleyWatch and mHealth Spot.
Rebecca Palm, Copatient. Ms. Palm is co-founder and chief strategy officer of Copatient, a Boston-based start-up focused on helping patients with medical bills that has received support and financial backing from athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush. Copatient identifies billing errors, estimating 90 percent of patient medical bills reviewed contain errors or over charges and the company can save customers 40 percent or $3,000 on their medical bills on average.
Oscar Perez, Memorial Healthcare System. Mr. Perez is the vice president of IT at Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Fla. He previously served as director of informatics at Miami-based Jackson Health System.
Nick Reddy, Baylor Scott & White Health. Mr. Reddy is the chief digital officer and senior vice president of information services at Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. He helped develop the system’s first mobile app and was named one of CIO Magazine’s Ones to Watch in 2014.
Emily Richmond, MPH, Able Health. Ms. Richmond is the vice president of quality and performance improvement at Able Health, a start-up that helps providers participate in value-based payment programs. She has 10 years of experience working in healthcare quality improvement and pay-for-performance, formerly working at Practice Fusion and chairing the EHR Association’s Clinician Experience work group.
Allyson Schiff, Newport Credentialing Solutions. Ms. Schiff is vice president of operations at Newport Credentialing Solutions, a credentialing service coupled with cloud-based data management tools to maximize reimbursement. She has published several articles on credentialing focused on third-party payer reimbursement.
Michael Sherling, MD, Modernizing Medicine. Dr. Sherling is the CMO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. He received the 2014 U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership in Healthcare award and is responsible for developing and growing the company’s dermatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, urology and rheumatology verticals.
Joshua Silver, Patientco. Mr. Silver is the co-founder and vice president of strategy at Patientco, a patient billing and payments platform. He is responsible for overall technology strategy and product direction.
Nick Stepro, Arcadia Healthcare Solutions. Mr. Stepro is the senior director of product management at Arcadia Healthcare Solutions designing healthcare analytics applications. He has experience working with large health systems and payers to design and develop clinical integration and business intelligence solutions to improve health outcomes and reduce system costs.
Kyle Wailes, Intermedix. Mr. Wailes is the executive vice president of physician services for Intermedix where he oversees the services and technology the company provides to physicians. He has more than 10 years of experience in healthcare focusing on physician practice innovation and investment. He earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Medicine in Chicago.
YiDing Yu, MD, Atrius Health. Dr. Yu is the chief innovation engineer of Atrius Health. She founded Twiage, a mobile technology company that enables hospitals to prioritize ambulances going to emergency departments and serves as the company’s CMO. She has also been included on Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list in 2015.