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Thanh Tran

Thanh Tran is the Chief Executive Office and co-founder of Zoeticx, Inc., a medical software company located in San Jose, CA. He is a 20 year veteran of Silicon Valley’s IT industry and has held executive positions at many leading software companies. Thanh is a seasoned, visionary executive with global IT knowledge and a proven track record with startup and turn-around businesses. Prior to Zoeticx, Thanh served as the Chief Technology Officer of Amdocs where his responsibilities included Amdoc’s product strategy, R&D development processes, and budget governance. Prior to Amdocs, Thanh was the Senior Vice President and General Manager at BEA Systems, holding P&L responsibility, which provided Service Oriented Architecture solutions. Before BEA, he held GM responsibility for the Development Products Group at Borland Software Corporation.

Throughout his career, he has held senior technical roles that contributed to business growth and leading edge innovation. Thanh brings over 25 years of technical and management experience in world-class Fortune 100 Organizations, has authored numerous patents, and is the recipient of multiple industry awards.

Dr. Donald Voltz

Dr. Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Director of the Main Operating Room, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University and Northeast Ohio Medical University.

A board-certified anesthesiologist, researcher, medical educator, and entrepreneur. With more than 15 years of experience in healthcare, Dr. Voltz has been involved with many facets of medicine. He has performed basic science and clinical research and has experience in the translation of ideas into viable medical systems and devices.

Edmund Billings, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Product
A seasoned healthcare information technology (IT) entrepreneur, Dr. Edmund Billings helped pioneer the development of electronic medical records (EMR).
In 2007 Edmund co-founded Open Health Data, an open source company formed to leverage the transition of healthcare data from creation and sharing to use and reuse. Several years prior he co-founded Billings Brand Development, a firm focused on improving physician practices through information technology and practice automation solutions. During this period, he developed the Voice of the Physician™ methodology, which drives the definition, validation and adoption of products by networks of physician practices.

In 1988 he co-founded Oceania, a company that collaborated with Kaiser Permanente to pioneer EMR design and technology. He has also served as chief medical officer for both adam.com and Precurrence, two San Francisco-based development partners focused on the syndication of multimedia health content.
Edmund trained in general surgery at the University of California, San Diego, and practiced emergency medicine for several years at Kaiser Permanente. A graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Edmund completed post-doctoral fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Shriners Burn Institute. He earned his bachelors degree focused on premedical training from Tufts University.

A key contributor to Medsphere’s Healthcare Open Source Ecosystem, Edmund is also a member of other communities, including Open Health Tools, an open-source community with a vision of enabling a ubiquitous ecosystem where members of the Health and IT professions can collaborate to build interoperable systems that enable patients and their care providers to have access to vital and reliable medical information at the time and place it is needed.

Ronald Vatalaro

Ronald Vatalaro, Digital Optimisation Technical Specialist.

Resourceful, experienced and goal oriented digital media professional and content strategist. Holds an advanced degree in business administration (MBA), with a concentration in internet marketing. Extensive experience in positions requiring excellent written and verbal communications.

Dennis Hung

Dennis Hung, is a business consultant and writer who’s passionate about health technology trends and medical technology topics. He’s spends most of his time consulting for healthcare companies in North America.

Tessa Boudreaux

Tessa Boudreaux, MBA

e-Learning Manager, gMed
As the site administrator for the gBus, gMed’s online training environment, Tessa is the builder, the creator, and the manager. She is responsible for building learning resources for knowledge transfer to both clients and staff. She is the happiest when learning, building team rapport, and organizing. She has a strong project management background and also enjoy a nice flow chart for a process improvement project.

Tiffany Casper

Tiffany Casper, CNM, MSN~ President, EMR Consultants

Tiffany Casper is a mid-level provider CNM and president and founder of EMR Consultants, LLC located in the metro area of Atlanta and is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the University of West Georgia.

She manages EMR software focusing on health information exchanges and collaboration markets and is experienced in transforming clinic operations through technology deployment and innovation. In addition, her company offers pharmacogenetic testing services, compounding pharmacy services, and urine toxicology services for medical clients.

Tiffany is certified to install Dragon Medical voice recognition software into medical practices with and without an EHR/EMR. She provides all Dragon Products and Certified Trainers along with customized packages for Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 and NoteSwift programs.

For customer convenience, EMR Consultants trains over Webex and on-site to fit client schedules as well as provide post Go-Live follow-up training, as needed. EMR Consultants, LLC is a Certified ICD-10 Project Management Trainer | HIPAA Privacy & Security of PHI

Tiffany received her Master’s Degree from Emory University and has been in private practice for more than 10 years. She is also a graduate of the University of West Georgia and Dalton State College.

Jeff Riggins

Jeff Riggins, Account Manager, HealthTronics IT Solutions
Director, Graduate Certificate in Digital Health Communication, Drury University

Mr. Riggins has worked in Healthcare IT for more than a decade consulting with providers, clinicians, and administrators working in rural hospitals, home health and hospice agencies, family practice clinics, and specialty practices. His main focus is implementing and supporting EHR systems across multiple platforms.

In 2010 Riggins joined the faculty of Drury University’s graduate certificate in social media. He helped develop and maintain the program as a part-time assistant to three Ph.D.’s in the communication department.

His experiences in multiple Healthcare IT care settings combined with his knowledge of digital communications led Riggins to co-create and direct the university’s graduate certificate in Digital Health Communication. Drury’s innovative program aims to bridge the digital health knowledge gap by bringing academics and professionals together in a dynamic accelerated learning environment while making full use of the technologies pertinent to digital health communication.

“Health researchers and professionals working in the field understand that digital health technology is most effective when combined with a strong focus on human communication.”

Riggins earned an MA in Integrated Marketing from Drury University and a BS in Public Relations from Missouri State University.

Cora Alisaug

Cora Alisaug, CEO, CORAnet Solutions, Inc.
Cora Alisaug is the CEO of CORAnet Solutions, Inc., a health information technology company with global patents. She is the inventor of CORAnet technology, the software engine that drives CORAnet’s Personal Health Information Exchange (PHIE), allowing patients’ mobile device access to their complete medical records. She is also an MN, MA, CFP and healthcare industry speaker and serial medical entrepreneur.
Previously, she served as President and CEO of Aliron International, Inc. which provides professional health services and products to public and private businesses and institutions around the world.