What happens when you focus over 100 years of combined health care experience on the industry’s most difficult challenges? You get a group of passionate leaders who roll up their sleeves to be part of the solution. The Medicity Leadership Team guides a company dedicated to creating innovative solutions for hard problems.
“I have worked in the healthcare industry for 30 years now, and we’ve had a lot of ups and downs over those decades. I believe we are in a period of great progress right now, thanks in part to the increased availability of clinical information, and tools like Medicity’s that allow clinicians, patients and others to share information more efficiently and effectively. It’s exciting to think that we can help care managers get ADT data right away to know that a patient has been discharged so they can call them as soon as they get home."
As the CEO of Medicity and HDMS, Patrice Wolfe has more than twenty years of strategic & operational experience in the health care IT and services industry. Her experience includes improving organizations’ fiscal health and providing strategic direction for both greenfield and mature product portfolios. Prior to joining Medicity, Patrice was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Intelligence at McKesson Corporation. While there, she was accountable for the performance of several high-growth businesses within the company’s technology division. Her portfolio included cloud-based and installed solutions that support business intelligence, population health and risk management, and capacity management needs in the health care market. Patrice led more than 600 FTEs in multiple U.S. and international locations. Patrice has an MBA from Yale University, School of Management, and a B.S. in Biology and Certificate in Community Health from Tufts University. Patrice holds the position of Director-at-Large for the Yale School of Management Alumni Association and is on the National Women’s Leadership Council.
By the Numbers
24 years in healthcare
47 books read so far this year
2 kids who keep me young (yet give me gray hair)
“Some children want to be a doctor when they grow up. I’ve always wanted to be a technologist since I first laid hands on a computer at the age of six. There are few areas in technology as satisfying as health care IT. I’m not the care provider or the physician, but now I can put tools and key information in his or her hands at the speed of light. And now there’s so much information – we’re not just displaying a result – we’re providing context, analytics, filtered notifications, and more.”
Jerry is the senior vice president of technology and is responsible for delivering complete and captivating software to market under the Medicity brand. Jerry brings almost two decades of health care IT product experience and a passion for creating innovative software products. As a hands-on technical leader, Jerry is familiar with both the technology and the business of health care.
Before joining Medicity, Jerry led development for CareEngine and MyActiveHealth as vice president of software development within Healthagen. Prior to Medicity and Healthagen, Jerry served as CTO of Razorinsights, the nation’s only fully cloud-based acute EHR. Jerry has also held key leadership and technology positions at Allscripts, Eclipsys and Roche Diagnostics.
As an avid reader, Jerry devours a new book every few days, and he enjoys applying new perspectives to old problems. When not buried in a technical tome, biographies are a particular favorite, and President Lincoln stands out head and shoulders above Jerry’s other heroes.
On the weekends you’ll usually find Jerry taking his daughter to play competitive volleyball or working with his son on the latest gadget of the week.
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Age Six Age when he started programming
Limitless The distance Jerry will go to build great software for Medicity clients
1 Favorite quote “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe” — Abraham Lincoln
“My recent experience in care transitions helped fuel my interest in the “seams” in healthcare. I came to Medicity because of our ability to help liberate data across the continuum and make it “smarter” with analytics, empowering care teams to provide more efficient care and achieve better patient outcomes at a lower cost.”
Cheryl Cruver is senior vice president of sales and marketing for Medicity, responsible for the growth of all Healthagen Technology solutions in the provider market. Prior to her current role, Cheryl served as vice president and general manager of population health for HDMS, which powers the Medicity Explore solution, providing population health analytics to some of the largest ACOs and clinically integrated networks in the country.
Cheryl is passionate about the use of data and technology to assist providers in a successful transition to value-based care. Before joining HDMS, she led sales and marketing as a member of the executive team at CareInSync, a leading evidence-based mobile multidisciplinary care team collaboration platform that was acquired by Hearst Health in 2014. Prior to CareInSync, Cheryl served as managing director of performance technologies for The Advisory Board Company, where she led the national launch of its real-time clinical analytics platform. Previously, she led sales in the west for MedVentive, driving strategic population health and risk management analytic partnerships with a number of Pioneer ACOs during the program’s inception by CMS. In addition, Cheryl’s 20-plus years in health care include experience in identifying and accessing management, revenue cycle, and clinical laboratory connectivity with sales and leadership roles at Microsoft, Sentillion, ProxyMed, Healtheon/WebMD, and SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories.
Cheryl earned a master’s degree in public administration/health services administration from the University of San Francisco, and a bachelor’s of science degree in medical technology from the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she completed a year-long clinical internship at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, New York.
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5:30am The time her running group meets. To her, running with friends is the best therapy!
5 Years she has coached a youth girls basketball team
1 Favorite quote "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take" — Wayne Gretzky
“Early in my career I watched a patient enter the hospital with a small cart holding 2 milk crates that contained his medical records. I was disheartened that a patient had to work so hard to make sure his provider had access to his information. I knew there must be a better way and from that point forward, I have dedicated my career to the development of clinically connected communities and tools that allow providers to receive the data they need when and where they need it, to improve patient care. At any given time, our solutions have a direct impact on one of the key elements of our lives, which is our health. I approach our delivery to customers with this in mind: that your family's and my family’s health depends on it.”
Ryan is the Senior Vice President, Operations at Medicity and has held several positions with the company over the past 15 years. In his current role, Ryan uses his background in project management and client excellence to afford our clients the best services from implementations to support and now to collaborative product development.
Ryan has more than 18 years of progressive experience in the health care industry delivering complex projects. He joined Medicity in December 2012, serving as director of the Project Management Office in which he led the delivery of the first statewide health information exchange in the country.
Prior to Medicity, Ryan held project and program management positions at Park City Solutions where he delivered operational and clinical portals to health care organizations. He also served as a technical team leader at Standard Technology in Falls Church, VA, providing third party collections and claims processing guidance and solutions to TRICARE Military Health Facilities worldwide.
Ryan holds a BS in health policy and administration from The Pennsylvania State University, a certificate in project management from George Mason University and is a Project Management Institute (PMI) credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Ryan struggles with idle hands, and the enjoyment of a finished project drives him to spend his free time building furniture, spending too much time on his lawn, or helping a neighbor with a project. Ryan loves getting outside with his family and enjoys his son’s sports practices, hiking Shenandoah National Forest or his latest obsession, road biking.
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Too many to count Number of woodworking and carpentry tools Ryan owns (according to his wife)
24x7 Dedication to client success
1 Favorite quote "Well done is better than well said" — Benjamin Franklin
100 miles Ryan’s goal for a single bike ride this year
“My guiding philosophy on effective product management is that it’s a high-wire balancing act between strategic vision and disciplined execution. It calls for the creativity and curiosity to seek “big ideas” while maintaining a firm sense of practicality and user awareness. The trick is not only doing these activities well but being able to smoothly switch between the two sides of the brain when necessary. We love to wear many hats and know when to wear which one.”
Andy is the Vice President of Product Management at Medicity, joining the company in 2014 as Director overseeing the Connect, Notify, and Exchange solutions. In his current role, Andy is responsible for evangelizing overall product strategy and leading the evolution of the product portfolio. This includes prioritizing and communicating the product roadmap and commercializing new product capabilities. Andy is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) with 18 years developing, marketing, and implementing industry-leading software solutions and services. He is a recognized thought-leader in utilizing technology to improve quality of care and operational efficiency. Andy began his healthcare career in Cardiology Informatics, implementing medical imaging and reporting solutions across ultrasound, catheterization lab, nuclear medicine, and EKG modalities for Philips Medical Systems. Having progressed through a variety of roles, he directed North American marketing activities for Philips’ Xcelera portfolio, achieving recognition as Category Leader for Cardiology Reporting and Documentation in various KLAS reports. As Director of Product Marketing, Andy helped AT&T launch its ForHealth practice in 2010, leading in the development and commercialization of integrated health information technology solutions and mobile health applications.
Andy holds a Master’s degree in Health Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He’s a proud family man, avid sports fan, and enjoys CIA espionage novels.
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200+: Combined number of times he’s seen his favorite movie (Good Will Hunting) and his wife’s (Dirty Dancing)
3,750: Laps he plans to swim this year to help keep his mind clear
1 Favorite quote “You have two eyes and one mouth. Keep two open and one closed. You never learn anything if you’re the one talking.” – Gordie Howe