As we continue to grow, we believe in continually seeking outside industry insights, guidance and expertise in helping us set the highest standards for technology, security, and customer satisfaction in the healthcare industry. We thoughtfully approached some of the leaders in our industry and asked for their advisory help in our quest. They are a stellar group of individuals and invaluable to us in guiding us down the right path towards our vision. Thank you advisors! If you would like to be an Advisor to ClearDATA, please email email@example.com with a brief bio and why you are interested in helping us to become an industry leader.
Scott Whyte, Vice President IT Connectivity at Dignity Health
Mr. Whyte is the Vice President of IT Connectivity at Dignity Health, the fifth largest hospital system in the nation. His role includes leading Dignity Health's over $150 million investment in physician EMRs, Clinical Integration/Accountable Care Organizations, ARRA, Health Care Reform, Patient Connectivity, Imaging, Telemedicine and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).
Prior to joining Dignity Health in 2005, Mr. Whyte was Vice President and CIO at Phoenix Children's Hospital and has spent over 17 years consulting with Ernst & Young, Siemens Medical Solutions and Capgemini to hospitals, health insurers and life sciences companies. He has spoken nationally on topics including accountable care, health information exchanges, portals and genomics. Mr. Whyte founded and served as Co-Chairman of the HL7 Clinical Genomics Special Interest Group which is working with an international team of physicians, biopharmaceutical specialists, bioinformatics specialists and regulators to develop an international data exchange standard for genetic information. Mr. Whyte testified before the ONC Privacy & Security Tiger Team in 2010, the ONC HIT Policy Committee in 2011 and he served as the Co-Chair of the California state HIE, Cal eConnect, Technology Advisory Group (TAG). He is active in advising early stage health technology companies and private equity investors on health technology.
Mr. Whyte graduated from the University of Arizona magna cum laude with a B.S.B.A. in Management Information Systems and magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics. He is active in the community as a board member for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and a board member of his local church. Scott and his wife Elise have four children and reside in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Jeff Margolis, Chairman Emeritus and Founder, The TriZetto Group
Widely recognized as a visionary in the application of innovative technology to the complex and rapidly changing healthcare industry, Jeff Margolis founded The TriZetto Group, Inc. in 1997. He has more than 19 years of experience architecting and managing information technology and services for some of the nation's largest and most innovative healthcare organizations. He is the former senior vice president and chief information officer of FHP International Corp., a $4 billion healthcare company that operated health plans, multi-specialty physician clinics and hospitals, serving more than 2 million members and patients. Margolis was named an "up and comer" by Modern Healthcare magazine and is the former chairman of the Managed Care Executive Group. In 2002, he was named Ernst & Young's Technology Entrepreneur of the Year for Orange County, California. A certified public accountant, Margolis holds certificates in Colorado and Illinois. He received his bachelor's degree with high honors in business administration in management information systems from the University of Illinois.
LT Christine R. Collins, RN, BSN, BS, MA, Special Assistant to the United States Surgeon General
Ms. Collins currently serves as the principal staff arm and advisor to the Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health. Ms. Collins, a Registered Nurse, has over 18 years of clinical practice ranging from direct patient care to hospital program management. Her versatile medical career includes 17 years of active and reserve duty with the United States Air Force and United States Public Health Service. During Operation Enduring Freedom, Ms. Collins served as charge nurse, providing critical care and clinical expertise as a trauma/critical care war nurse in Afghanistan. Ms. Collins was previously assigned as Lead Clinical Nurse/Nurse Manager to the Indian Health Services managing a staff of 13, and worked at Mayo Clinic. Ms. Collins is committed in serving as a health care advocate by upholding organizational goals, raising the health status to the highest possible level for each community in which she serves. Her multifaceted experience and educational background has lead Ms. Collins to be a strong leader within the Office of the Surgeon General. Ms. Collins has bachelor degrees in Health Care Services and Nursing and her a masters degree in Business-Organizational Management.
David Ginsberg, Co-founder and President of PrivaPlan Associates, HIPAA Privacy and Security Expert
David Ginsberg is co-founder and President of PrivaPlan Associates, Inc. He has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry including physician practice management, rural health practice, managed care organization development and electronic data interchange. For the last several years, Mr. Ginsberg has provided HIPAA and compliance expertise, training and support through PrivaPlan. In the process of developing such compliance resources he has had the opportunity to evaluate numerous electronic health records systems and technologies.
Mr. Ginsberg has lectured and provided hands on support for health care organizations searching, selecting or implementing Electronic Health Records. Drawing on his extensive compliance background as well as provider work flow management, he is helping organizations make sound business decisions in this emerging area. Mr. Ginsberg is the designated electronic health records expert for the Colorado Rural Health Center and has provided expertise to a number of rural health agencies. In addition, Mr. Ginsberg is the lead consultant to the Nebraska Medical Association's efforts to increase adoption of electronic health records known as EHR Nebraska.
Over the past several years Mr. Ginsberg has lectured extensively in 38 of 40 of the rural health setting for rural health agencies, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, HRSA and specific critical access hospitals. He has also assisted several states in their development and implementation of grant programs related to rural HIT adoption. Mr. Ginsberg also provides selection and implementation support to physicians, physician organizations and medical associations related to HIT and electronic health records. Currently, Mr. Ginsberg is senior advisor to the Colorado Rural Health Center's Technology Healthcare Excellence Consortium and their statewide work as a Regional Extension Center contractor.
Richard C. Tarbox III, President and CEO Alverix
Mr. Tarbox, is currently President and CEO of Alverix, a world leader in design and manufacturing of next generation instrument and connectivity platforms for diagnostic Point-of-Care (POC) testing. Chairman, CEO and industry veteran with more than 35 years experience in global sourcing, marketing, operations and business development in the healthcare market. Mr. Tarbox has held numerous executive leadership positions in the healthcare industry, most notably with Quidel Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Ostex International, Inc., AHSC/Baxter International/Cardinal Health and Marion Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Tarbox is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has served on boards of emerging technology companies including, Ostex, DenOptix, Metrika Laboratories, and BioSeparations. He also contributed to the industry as a member of the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) Educational Foundation BOD.
Kimball Orton, M.D., Medical Advisor
Dr. Orton received his medical degree at George Washington University in Washington DC. Post graduate education was completed at University of Iowa Hospitals and University of Utah Hospital. He served as a medical officer in the United States Air Force and a staff urologist and urology services director at Fairchild Air Force base hospital. He has practiced as a solo Urologist, and later joined the Thomas-Davis medical group, a large multispecialty group (representing six practice locations) in Tucson, Arizona where he also served as the Urology services director. He currently practices at the Arizona Institute of Urology in Tucson Arizona where he is Chief of the Financial and Medical Records/IT committees. He served as Director of Urology Services at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tucson Arizona from 1995 to 2005.return to top