Steven Plochocki worked in the healthcare industry virtually his entire professional career and served as CEO of four companies, two of which were publicly traded, before joining Quality Systems in 2008. He most recently served as Chairman and CEO of Omniflight Helicopters, the second-largest air medical services provider in the country, where he oversaw a restructuring of the company's operations. Prior to Omniflight Helicopters, he ran operations at Centratex, Apria Healthcare, and at Apria's predecessor, Abbey Healthcare Group. Mr. Plochocki has received numerous industry accolades, including being the only executive to win two national American Business Awards for best business turnarounds. He also received the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the health services category and holds an M.B.A. from Central Michigan University.
Patrick B. Cline brings extensive experience to his role as President & CSO of QSI, including more than two decades of senior-level management experience in the healthcare information systems industry. Mr. Cline is responsible for identifying and overseeing the continued growth of the company through the development and management of partnerships and strategic alliances that expand and strengthen the company’s market presence and capabilities. Prior to his current position, Mr. Cline served as President of NextGen Healthcare, a position he held since the company's inception in January 1994, which at the time was Clinitec. Before co-founding Clinitec, Mr. Cline served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Script Systems, a healthcare information systems company and subsidiary of InfoMed.
Philip Kaplan served as a director on the Quality Systems board from June 2008 until September 2009, when he resigned to assume his role as COO. In this role, Mr. Kaplan oversees all of the company's business operations, including its NextGen Healthcare Information Systems subsidiary and QSI Dental Division.
Mr. Kaplan brings to the company a 20-year career that spans software and technology services, and heading both privately and publicly held companies. Prior to joining Quality Systems as COO, he served as CEO of Deer Valley Ventures, LLC, a managed hosting and virtualization technology company. From February 2007 to June 2008, Kaplan was chief strategy officer of Internap Network Services Corporation, which acquired VitalStream Holdings in February 2007. Kaplan co-founded VitalStream in 2000 and served as its initial COO until 2004, and as a member of its Board of Directors until its acquisition by Internap. In 2004, he was named president of VitalStream, a position he held until the February 2007 acquisition. Previously, Kaplan co-founded AnaServe in 1995, an early e-commerce Web hosting company, which was acquired by Concentric Network Corp., in 1998.
Mr. Kaplan earned his bachelor's degree in economics, with a minor in Russian language, from the University of California, Davis.
Paul Holt has served as Chief Financial Officer for Quality Systems since November 2000. Most recently, he served as the Controller for Sierra Alloys Co., a titanium metal manufacturing company. Before joining Sierra Alloys, he held various controller positions with Refrigeration Supplies Distributor, a wholesale distributor and manufacturer of refrigeration supplies and heating controls. Mr. Holt received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California at Irvine and holds a master's degree in accounting from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Scott Decker is President of NextGen Healthcare, overseeing day-to-day operations, guiding and growing all product lines within the division. Mr. Decker manages the development and implementation of strategic and operational business plans to promote future growth of the company. Prior to becoming President, he served as a Senior Vice President of NextGen Healthcare, focusing on the company's marketing and strategic planning, as well as community connectivity and the hospital sector. Formerly, Mr. Decker was the founder, CEO, and President of Healthvision, also serving as chairman of the board of directors. Prior to Healthvision, he was the Vice President of Development for VHA's health information technologies business unit and helped to develop one of the nation's first Intranets: VHAseCURE.net. Mr. Decker began his career at IBM Corporation, where he held a variety of sales, marketing and business development positions within the Global Health Industry Business Unit. Mr. Decker earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Trinity University in San Antonio, graduating summa cum laude.
Frederick Neufeld has significant experience as a senior manager of healthcare information technology companies. He was the founder and CEO of InfoMed, which was ranked as one of the best health IT systems companies in the United States by Healthcare Informatics. Mr. Neufeld is a recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year finalist award from Inc. Magazine and the IBM Excellence Award. He received a B.S. from Union College, Schenectady, NY.
Since May 2008, Tim Eggena has served as Executive VP of NextGen Healthcare Practice Solutions, NextGen's revenue cycle management division. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Eggena served two years as Executive VP of research and development, overseeing all product development, EHR knowledgebase development, NextGen's claims and EDI department, and NextGen's revenue cycle management division. Previously, Mr. Eggena served as VP of Product Development for seven years overseeing NextGen's practice management systems product development.
Mr. Eggena was a co-founder of MicroMed Healthcare Information Systems and has served in a senior management role since its inception in January 1993 and throughout its transition to NextGen Healthcare Information Systems. Prior to co-founding MicroMed, Mr. Eggena worked for Gerber Alley, an HIS vendor. Mr. Eggena holds a bachelor's in MIS from Auburn University.
With over 20 years of healthcare IT experience, Kimberly Cline is responsible for overseeing the management of implementation, training, client support, corporate training, eLearning, and client relations for NextGen Healthcare. Prior to joining Clinitec (now NextGen Healthcare) in 1996, Ms. Cline managed a successful Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery practice and administered their SurgiCenter. Previously, she was with a practice management system vendor for eight years.
Bob Ellis has been an attorney since 1984, licensed in New Jersey and New York. Mr. Ellis joined Clinitec (now NextGen Healthcare) in January 1995 as the company's ninth employee. Prior to joining Clinitec, he worked briefly at Bull Information Systems, a French owned software/hardware company, and previously he was in private practice for many years. Mr. Ellis received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College and his law degree from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in NYC. He has been in the software and healthcare field for over 24 years.
Bob Nary has been with NextGen Healthcare since its inception in 1994. He started at NextGen as a developer, working into a management position before being appointed VP of R&D in 2008. In his current position, Mr. Nary oversees development of all NextGen products, monitoring regulatory issues to ensure NextGen products are compliant and certified and leveraging industry partnerships to help control costs for clients. Working with an internal steering committee, Mr. Nary closely interacts with NextGen clients to research end-user feedback that helps drive future enhancements and major product release timelines.
Prior to joining NextGen Healthcare, Mr. Nary worked in development for Computer Associates and Conrail. He earned his bachelor’s from Rutgers.
Ike Ellison has over 20 years of professional and management healthcare information technology experience. In his capacity, Mr. Ellison is responsible for managing the development and growth of channel and business development relationships for NextGen Healthcare. Mr. Ellison also participates in industry associations such as the MS-HUG Advisory Board where he is the Past Chair. Mr. Ellison is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, receiving a bachelor's in Economics.
Jerry Shultz has more than 23 years of healthcare IT experience, and has served 15 years as NextGen Healthcare's sole VP of Sales. During his career, Mr. Shultz spent five years in various product implementation and support training activities. Mr. Shultz is a graduate of Spring Garden University in Philadelphia.
Jim Rossiter is a recognized leader in the health care technology market and has had a principal role in introducing market leading solutions for enterprise application integration and medical terminology solution segments. Prior to joining NextGen Healthcare in 2008, Mr. Rossiter co-founded RossiterLLC, a healthcare consultancy providing technology, facility development, and business services advice to Fortune 100, start-ups, consulting firms, and healthcare providers. Before co-founding RossiterLLC, he served as the division manager for Siemens' Digital Hospital Solutions, started a revenue cycle management venture with EDS and Baylor Health System, served as CEO of Velos, Inc., and President of New Era of Networks (now Sybase), and CyberPlus Corporation. Mr. Rossiter began his career at IBM Corporation where his last position was Director of Clinical Solutions for the Global Healthcare organization.
Mr. Rossiter has a BS in business administration with a second major in political science from the University of New Hampshire.
In addition to her role as NextGen Healthcare's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sarah Corley continues to practice part time as a primary care internist in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. She recently completed a four-year term as Governor of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a six-year term on their National Medical Informatics Subcommittee. Dr. Corley has participated on a number of national panels on the topic of health information technology in clinical practice. She currently serves as a Commissioner for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology. She represents the ACP on the Physicians Electronic Health Record Coalition. She served as a co-chair for Workgroup A of the AMA Collaborative on integrating performance measures in electronic health records. She received post-graduate training in Medical Informatics at OHSU. She has used electronic health records for the past 15 years and has spoken extensively on the subject.
Charles W. Jarvis has been NextGen Healthcare's VP of Healthcare Services and Government Relations since January 2005. Mr. Jarvis is responsible for community and partnership development, including oversight of the company's grants and client funding assistance program, and clinical outcomes business planning and government relations. He is also responsible for internal and external education on the evolution of the healthcare industry with a focus on healthcare information technology (HIT) stimulus and health reform. Mr. Jarvis is active in the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), currently serving as Vice Chairperson of the Government Affairs Committee and as a member of the association's Executive Committee. He also serves on the Policy Development Committee of the e-Health Initiative, Washington DC and on the Executive Committee of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Washington DC. Prior to joining NextGen Healthcare, Mr. Jarvis was in hospital and physician group practice management.
Mr. Jarvis hold a master's degree in business with a concentration in health administration from Temple University and a bachelor's in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and holds the American Medical Informatics Association Certification for HIT.