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MedSys Group Gold Level Sponsor of the 2022 International Esperanza Project Gala

MedSys Group was a gold level sponsor of the 2022 International Esperanza Project (IEP) Gala, entitled, “Celebrating 5 years of Inspiring Hope.”  For more than 12 years MedSys Group has been a major supporter of IEP, a globally respected humanitarian organization.  The 2022 gala was attended by 520 employees, volunteers, and active participants who generously contributed to the ongoing success of IEP. A resounding success, the 2022…

International Esperanza Project Names MedSys Group Executive as New Treasurer

DALLAS, Aug. 31, 2022 –MedSys, a Healthcare IT Services Firm headquartered in Plano, Texas, is pleased to announce that Nancy Ellefson has recently accepted the volunteer role of treasurer with the International Esperanza Project (IEP). IEP is a Dallas-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire hope in people in developing countries through healthcare, community infrastructure development, and education projects. Ms. Ellefson brings with her…

MedSys Group Recognized Among Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2022

MedSys Group is proud to be honored by Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2022. Recognition at this level is a result of the professional, compassionate MedSys Group Team Members who serve their customers so diligently each day. The MedSys Group internal team is focused on an inclusive, caring, and supportive work environment, steeped in trust and steadfast ethics. Fostered over 26…

MedSys Group, LLC is Proud to Support Cerner’s Agreement with the U.S. Social Security Administration

Plano, TX March 8, 2022: MedSys Group responded favorably to the announcement of a new agreement between Cerner and Social Security Administration (SSA) on February 17, 2022. This effort will speed up the transfer and process of healthcare claims, a huge benefit to thousands of veterans, alleviating challenges for families through quicker access to monthly cash benefits. This comes as enlightening news for MedSys Group,…

MedSys Named in Best Places to Work in Healthcare - 2020

Original Article The coronavirus outbreak has reshaped virtually every aspect of the industry, from how care is delivered to how employees do their work. Creating a flexible and responsive environment is more important that ever, especially as organizations adjust to remote work, staggered in-person schedules and more. Modern Healthcare is proud to present the 150 companies and organizations that have been named to its Best…

MedSys Group, LLC announces strategic alliance with The Rockwood Group, Inc

Strategic Alliance announced to ensure both organizations client bases have access to the best and most comprehensive solutions and services to enable their success. Original Article Plano, Texas (February 1, 2020) – MedSys Group announced today it has solidified a strategic alliance with The Rockwood Group, Inc to ensure the success of both firms’ client base.  Both Rockwood and MedSys have long histories of providing…

MedSys White Paper: Pre-Implementation Planning

Preparing For Success: Early Planning For Large Healthcare IT ProjectsIntroduction Serious issues in large healthcare information technology  (HCIT) projects are never in short supply. Negative patient impacts, substantial revenue shortfalls, leadership turmoil: the consequences can be serious and prolonged. At the very least, they cost time, attention, and focus at moments when all three are in short supply. But it’s not that nobody is trying to…

MedSys Group Steps in Last Minute to Support Major Go-Live

MedSys Group believes that being prepared to support our clients is the key to our success.   Recently, a long-term client faced a major stumbling block.  A large go-live, in progress for under a week, was in serious jeopardy as our client had to unexpectedly replace a 93-person at-the-elbow team when the supplying contractor experienced a significant failure. While we had not previously supplied this service to this…

MedSys Group Joins Cerner, Technology and System Integration Leaders to Modernize Veterans' Electronic Health Records

Plano, Texas – Oct. 3, 2018 – MedSys Group announced today it is joining Cerner, a global leader in healthcare technology, and other industry leaders and innovators to help make seamless care available to the nation’s veterans. This newly formed team announced by Cerner will bring extensive experience in large enterprise systems and commercial sectors to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health…

MedSys Group Ranks 34 on Modern Healthcare’s List of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare”

This ranking recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in economic development, employee retention and satisfaction. Plano, TX – (October 1, 2018) – MedSys Group announced today its ranking for the 6th consecutive year, on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. The Best Places to Work in Healthcare singles out and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. MedSys…

Dick Taylor, MD, Served as Interim Chief Medical Information Officer

Dick Taylor, MD, served as interim Chief Medical Information Officer for a $7B integrated healthcare delivery system from November, 2015 to June, 2018. In that role he oversaw the expansion and formalization of the role of clinical informaticians in the system, spearheaded numerous critical projects, and oversaw day-to-day activities in the clinical systems supporting the organization.  During Dr. Taylor’s tenure, this long-time Epic customer increased…

MedSys Partners with National Healthcare System

MedSys Group is currently serving as an implementation partner for a national healthcare system’s journey to a new EMR. The client was faced with the challenge of converting 20 hospitals currently running 3 disparate EMR platforms in various locations across the US. While choosing Cerner to provide their software, the client engaged MedSys Group to assist with contracting and implementation. The project is initially rolling…

Case Study: Successful Implementation of Cerner Millennium Clinical EHR with Soarian Financials

MedSys Group was engaged to manage planning and implementation of the Cerner Millennium Clinical EHR System for a mid-sized hospital system. The system encompassed one 270-bed hospital and 15 associated clinics in the Midwest. For the hospital, the project entailed replacing their current Soarian clinical system with Cerner Millennium, and keeping Soarian for their financials in place. For the clinics, the plan was to replace…

MedSys Group Names Joseph Glezman Client Relationship Executive

Glezman is an experienced healthcare business consultant with deep knowledge in developing roadmaps for success with healthcare clients. Plano, Texas (January 23, 2018) – MedSys Group today announced the designation of Joseph Glezman as Client Relationship Executive. In his role, Mr. Glezman will be responsible for managing new and current client relationships across the healthcare IT spectrum.  For the past 10+ years, Mr. Glezman has…

MedSys Group Names Grant Campfield Client Relationship Executive

Campfield is an experienced healthcare business consultant with deep expertise in Federal Government and Commercial Business.  Plano, Texas (January 4, 2018) – MedSys Group today announced the designation of Grant Campfield as Client Relationship Executive. In his role, Campfield will be responsible for companywide Federal and State Government business development, service delivery partnerships and Cerner client management. With a 6-year career at Cerner focused heavily…

MedSys Group Recognized by Modern Healthcare as One of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for Fifth Consecutive Year

The Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards program was created to recognize companies who continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. Plano, TX – (May 31, 2017) –MedSys Group is pleased to be included in leading Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. The recognition program, now in…

MedSys Group Ranks 17 out of 100 on Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare List”

This ranking recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in economic development, employee retention and satisfaction. Plano, TX – (October 7, 2016) – MedSys Group announced today its ranking for the 4th consecutive year, on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. The Best Places to Work in Healthcare singles out and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry on a national level. MedSys…

Modern Healthcare Recognizes MedSys Group as One of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for Fourth Consecutive Year

From economic development to employee retention, Modern Healthcare’s program recognizes outstanding employers, nationally, in the healthcare industry. Plano, TX – (July 21, 2016) –MedSys Group, is pleased to announce its recognition by leading industry publication, Modern Healthcare, as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Now in its 9th year, Modern Healthcare’s award honors workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower their…

PRESS RELEASE: MedSys Group Names Georgia E. Dittmeier as Senior Strategist within its Advisory Services Division

Dittmeier will provide strategic leadership and subject matter expertise to scope, plan, and influence teams to deliver quantitative analyses that will yield critical solutions and drive operational efficiency as well as improve health care delivery. Plano, Texas (February 23, 2016) – MedSys Group today announced that Georgia E. Dittmeier will join its Advisory Services Division as Senior Strategic Advisor. Dittmeier will engage the customer base,…
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    “We are proud MedSys Group will be part of this important team of industry leaders that will shape the future of care for veterans through a modern EHR system.”

    —Travis Dalton, Executive VP & GM   Oracle Health Services

  • Romona Rivere

    Romona Rivere is responsible for nationwide recruiting support and training and development of recruiting personnel. She has over 20 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry. Romona is a member of the strategy management team which is comprised of the core leadership of the organization.

    She has worked as a healthcare recruiter for over fifteen years and has been an integral part of the MedSys Group recruiting team for the past nine years. Her many notable accomplishments include consistent achievement of top recruiter and top employee of year awards. Romona is well known throughout the industry as one of the best recruiters in healthcare information technology and enjoys the highest approval rating from her MedSys Group consultants. Romona resides in Dallas, TX.

    Aaron Spratt

    Aaron’s experience in healthcare ranges from managing EHR implementations in both the ambulatory and hospital setting, directing the operations of a hospital IT department, managing physician practice operations, overseeing Meaningful Use compliance in multiple organizations and managing Joint Commission compliance for a Midwestern healthcare system. He particularly enjoys working with physicians and other clinicians to optimize the use of EHR systems to help meet strategic goals.

    He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University.  He is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) through the American College of Medical Practice Executives, MGMA’s certification and fellowship body.

    Patricia Drew

    Patty Drew, Senior Strategist, began her career in healthcare in 1997 as a Registration Clerk at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) in Maine. At that time, EMMC was opening a centralized scheduling call center and she was transferred to that department as a Scheduling Clerk. She quickly moved to the healthcare IT side as a database analyst working with the Cerner Registration and Scheduling applications. Her career progressed as she became IT Director for Access Management and Physician Services at Eastern Maine Healthcare System (EMHS) responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the Cerner Registration, Scheduling and Ambulatory applications as well as the GE Centricity EMR for physician practices within EMHS as well as various physician practices across the state. Patty joined MedSys in 2012 as a Senior Consultant and since has been promoted to Senior Strategist and serves as a Revenue Cycle Implementation Specialist focusing on Registration and Scheduling.

    Patty received her Associates Degree in Medical Office Administration from Husson University.

    Jeff Jensen

    MedSys Group today announced the designation of Jeff Jensen as Client Relationship Executive. In his role, Mr. Jensen will be responsible for managing new and current client relationships across the healthcare IT spectrum. Mr. Jensen began his career in healthcare in 1994 in physician recruiting, becoming Director of Physician Recruiting for the Central Region. Additionally, he provided leadership in the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries, representing Johnson & Johnson and other companies in the operating room. After finishing his MBA from the Cox School of Business at SMU he left the operating room and joined the healthcare IT world focusing on the Dallas market. Jeff spent the next 13 years partnering with healthcare systems to help them upgrade their network and physical infrastructure, business software, EHR systems, service line software, operating room equipment configurations, imaging devices, mobile platforms, telehealth platforms, cloud migration and also worked on collaborative projects with marketing and technology to help develop and enhance the digital patient experience. Mr. Jensen’s passion and focus continues to be around healthcare technology, and the impact that it has on improving patient care.

    We’re extremely excited about the addition of Jeff to our team. Jeff’s dozen-plus years of experience in this industry as an innovator of how technology is delivered has us confident in his abilities to handle the current, and aid in the growth, we’re encountering today.    His unflappable focus on delivering genuine value to our clients is what has attracted our firm the most with regard to our decision. I’ve no doubt our current and future clients will benefit from Jeff’s business acumen”, noted Alan Kravitz, MedSys Group CEO.

    “Healthcare has always been about taking care of the patient. As healthcare evolves and relies more on technology to keep patients healthy, MedSys group is poised to advise hospital systems in their exploration of using patient improvement metrics for revenue generation instead of just fee for service models. Helping hospital systems treat patients as customers with service options they already have in other industries is exciting to me.” Said Mr. Jensen

    Grant Campfield

    Grant's experience in healthcare ranges from managing implementation teams within hospital and ambulatory settings to working with government PMO offices on strategy and approach. His background with IDN (Integrated Delivery Network) clients and the federal government has provided him with an extensive understanding of the contracting process through to post-live optimization. Campfield is now focusing most of his time on relationships and delivery within the federal and state government space.

    Campfield is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing. He currently resides in the Dallas area with his wife Markie.

    Luther Nussbaum

    Luther Nussbaum serves at Chairman of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Nussbaum is active in operational improvement and developing the strategic road map for the Firm as a member of the Executive Committee. He previously served as Chairman of the Board from January 2013 until the close of 2014.Additionally, he serves as a mentor to the leadership team. With vast experience in healthcare, high tech and other industries, Nussbaum brings innovative ideas and the application of breakthrough solutions to this inspiring vision.

    Nussbaum is the semi-retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Consulting Group. During his decade-long tenure at FCG, the company increased eightfold in size, expanded its service offerings from consulting and systems implementation to management services and software products and led the industry in utilizing worldwide resources in India and Vietnam to achieve a very low cost, high quality project-delivery model. In addition to his managerial roles, Nussbaum has served as an active and creative Board member, Advisory Board member or mentor with a dozen companies. He has hired or mentored more than forty executives who are now Chief Executive Officers of a broad array of companies. As an executive, Nussbaum was a VP, President, COO and CEO of a handful of high technology and healthcare services companies. Mr. Nussbaum received his B.A. from Rhodes College where he was elected into Phi Beta Kappa and his M.B.A. from Stanford University where he was named an Arjay Miller Scholar.

    Mark Embry

    Mark Embry, Co-founder and EVP of Client Development, aids in the development of strategies for expansion of MedSys through joint ventures and other cooperation with Partner Organizations.

    With over a decade of healthcare technology experience, he has forged strategic relationships with major healthcare IT vendors and partners across the EMR market. He has been instrumental in solidifying partnerships across the EMR market with companies such as Cerner Corporation, ACS, Healthcare, Epic Systems Corporation, Siemens Healthcare, and DELL Healthcare. His prior industry experience includes serving as a major account executive for TekSystems, one of the leading providers of IT solutions to the US market. Embry credits his success in business to the hiring of quality individuals who surround a committed leadership team. "Our goal is to empower our employees to create success by aligning the company's business goals with their individual goals. We believe that if we can inspire personal growth among our team members, business success will follow." Embry has a BA in Business Marketing from Baylor University. He currently resides in Frisco, Texas.

    Nancy Ellefson

    As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Nancy Ellefson is responsible for the day-to-day workings of accounting, finance, human resources and information technology in addition to risk and cash management for the organization. In addition she implements and maintains systems, policies, and procedures that provide the necessary support for internal operations as well as field employees and contractors. Ellefson is also responsible for the overall financial well being of the company through financial planning and analysis of results.

    Prior to joining MedSys, her 30 plus years of experience includes serving as CFO of Preferred Restaurant Services and APEX Restaurant Group, Vice President of Finance for Furr’s Restaurant Group and Pizza Inn, Controller for numerous public and privately held companies, as well as a financial analyst with two major healthcare systems, Barnes Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Ellefson is a certified public accountant with four years of public accounting experience with Laventhol and Horwath in St. Louis, which had an extensive hospital practice.

    Alan Kravitz

    Alan Kravitz, President, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, manages and oversees overall strategic leadership and operations, with emphasis on client relationships and sales initiatives, as well as executive participation in recruiting of the top talent in the industry. As the strategic leader for the organization, he is responsible for developing the organization strategic initiatives for expansion. With over eighteen years of Healthcare Information Technology experience, his relationships and knowledge served to establish MedSys as a leader in Healthcare IT Consulting.

    His career in Healthcare IT began in 1994 when he founded CAP Associates, a nationwide Healthcare Information Technology recruiting firm. After several years of continued growth in EMR recruiting, in 1998 he expanded operations by founding Genesys Group, a technology focused solutions provider in staff augmentation, IT outsourcing and managed services. Using a developed model, he founded MedSys Group Consulting in 2008 to service the ever-growing needs to the healthcare technology market. Kravitz attributes the company success to the devoted work of the dedicated leadership team, as well as the principles under which the organization operates; Respect, Honesty, Trust, Commitment and Communication. “Our accomplishments are not defined or driven by just a few, but by realizing everyone’s combined contributions at all levels of the organization. Keeping it simple, doing business with the golden rule in mind, and focusing on client communication and service will fuel our continued success and growth.” Kravitz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Marketing from The University of Missouri. He currently resides in Frisco, Texas and is married with three children.