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The Top 25 Healthcare Software Executives of 2024

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The Healthcare Technology Report is pleased to announce the Top 25 Healthcare Software Executives of 2024. With the global healthcare IT industry expected to reach $974.5 billion by 2027, the awardees selected this year showcases exceptional leaders who are steering the healthcare software landscape in groundbreaking directions. They’ve spearheaded cutting-edge healthcare solutions, from inventive software platforms to apps that pair with medical devices and data libraries. Their efforts are not only enhancing patient care experiences and outcomes, but are also setting new standards for leadership in the industry. 

As Chief Product Officer of Datavant, Shannon West has helped grow a health data platform to support thousands of organizations in 70% of the 100 largest health systems. At Lyra Health, COO and CMO Connie Chen leads a team that is transforming access to life-changing mental health care using AI-powered provider matching. And thanks to Co-Founder and CEO Kevin MacDonald’s platform Bluesight, more than 1,600 U.S. and Canadian hospitals are optimizing their hospital pharmacy practices by improving efficiency, reducing medication costs, and increasing compliance and safety.

With a blend of sharp business acumen and an unwavering commitment to global health, these individuals embody excellence in leadership. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of The Top 25 Healthcare Software Executives of 2024.

 

1. Eric Lefkofsky
Company: Tempus
Title: Founder and CEO

Eric Lefkofsky is the Founder and CEO of Tempus, a leading provider of precision medicine solutions bringing the power of data and AI to healthcare. Under Lefkofsky’s leadership, the company is building the world’s largest library of molecular and clinical data — and an operating system to make that data accessible and useful to physicians.

In addition to Tempus, Lefkofsky is a Founding Partner of Lightbank, a venture fund investing in disruptive technologies. He has co-founded several other leading apps across industries including Groupon, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorkings.

Lefkofsky serves as Chairman on the Board of Trustees of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company and is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. He’s a trustee for many respected institutions, including Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry, and World Business Chicago. Lefkofsky has an undergraduate degree and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan.

 

2. Bill Miller
Company: WellSky
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Bill Miller is the CEO of WellSky, one of America’s largest and most innovative healthcare technology companies leading the movement for intelligent, coordinated care. Under Miller’s leadership, WellSky has experienced unprecedented growth and has claimed a transformative position as the leading innovator of intelligent, coordinated care. 

With over 25 years of experience in the healthcare marketplace, Miller has a proven track record of launching and leading highly successful healthcare IT companies. Prior to joining WellSky in 2017, Miller served as the CEO of OptumInsight, a division of Optum, which is the health services platform of UnitedHealth Group. Under Miller’s leadership, OptumInsight experienced unparalleled revenue growth and expanded margins. He led the evolution of Optum into a leader in healthcare analytics and launched several tech-enabled business platforms. Before OptumInsight, Miller served as SVP of Technologies at Cerner Corporation, where he had global responsibility for the company’s managed services, outsourcing, and technology services business units. 

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in urban planning and public policy.

 

3. Roy Schoenberg
Company: Amwell
Title: President and CEO

Roy Schoenberg is President and CEO of Amwell. Co-founding the company with his brother Ido Schoenberg, he has led Amwell to become one of the largest telehealth ecosystems in the world. The platform digitally connects healthcare’s key stakeholders – payers, providers, and millions of patients – in an efficient, modern healthcare experience. Today, Amwell is a leading hybrid care enablement platform, helping to deliver greater access to more affordable, higher-quality care in the U.S. and across the world.

Before launching Amwell, Schoenberg was the founder of CareKey and served as Chief Information Security Officer at TriZetto, following its acquisition of CareKey. In 2013, Schoenberg was appointed to the Federation of State Medical Boards’ Taskforce, playing a role in the landmark guidelines for the “Appropriate Use of Telemedicine in the Practice of Medicine.” In the fall of 2020, Schoenberg was appointed to eHealth Initiative’s Board of Directors. He holds an MD from the Hebrew University and an MPH from Harvard. 

 

4. Dan Rodrigues
Company: Tebra
Title: CEO and Co-Founder

Dan Rodrigues is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Tebra, a leading cloud-based healthcare technology platform formed in 2021 with the merger of Kareo and PatientPop. Rodrigues originally founded Kareo in 2004 with the vision of making medical billing easy for doctors and their staff. Today, Tebra helps over 100,000 healthcare providers run more efficient and profitable practices while delivering outstanding patient care. 

In 2001, Rodrigues began creating technology for the healthcare industry as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Skematix, a software consulting firm based in Southern California. Leading up to that, he was Co-Founder and CEO of Scour, a search engine used by more than 10 million consumers to find music and video files online. Rodrigues started his career as a Software Developer for RealNetworks and Visio. He holds a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

5. Shannon West
Company: Datavant
Title: Chief Product Officer

Shannon West is the Chief Product Officer of Datavant, a company she first joined as Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Platform. On a mission to make the world’s health data secure, accessible, and usable, Datavant is a data logistics company for empowering healthcare organizations to move and connect data safely. Under West’s leadership, the network consists of thousands of organizations, more than 70,000 hospitals and clinics, 70% of the 100 largest health systems, and an ecosystem of 600+ real-world data partners.

Prior to joining Datavant, West was Chief Innovation Officer at Ciox Health after previously serving as the first Chief Technology Officer at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). She also served as part of the U.S. Digital Service, a start-up within the White House dedicated to bringing technical talent into government to improve the delivery of government services. West earned an undergraduate degree in Italian from the University of Arizona.

 

6. Jerilyn Morrissey
Company: CorroHealth
Title: Chief Medical Officer

Jerilyn Morrissey is the Chief Medical Officer at CorroHealth, the leading provider of clinically-led healthcare analytics and technology-driven solutions dedicated to improving the financial performance of hospitals and health systems. With more than 8,500 employees worldwide, CorroHealth delivers integrated solutions, proven expertise, intelligent technology, and scalability to address needs across the entire revenue cycle.

Morrissey has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, with a focus on clinical and regulatory affairs, client performance, revenue integrity, education, and compliance. Before Corrohealth, she held various leadership positions at Versalus Health, including SVP of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, VP of Client Performance and Revenue Integrity, and Medical Director of Education and Compliance. Morrissey also worked as a Physician Advisor at CHI and served as a Medical Director at Central California Alliance for Health. Additionally, she has experience as a Sr. Clinical Terminologist at Intelligent Medical Objects and as a Director of Clinical Integration at American Imaging Management. 

Morrissey has a bachelor’s in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

 

7. Jagath Wanninayake
Company: Suvoda
Title: Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

Jagath Wanninayake is the Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Suvoda. Suvoda is a global clinical trial company shaping digital experiences that empower users to take command over mission-critical and time-sensitive patient interactions in complex therapeutic areas such as oncology, central nervous system, and rare diseases. To date, Suvoda has conducted more than 1,400 trials across 80 different countries with 75% in oncology, rare disease, and CNS.

Wanninayake is an entrepreneur and experienced executive with a long background in founding and leading innovative software companies. He was previously the Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Clarix, LLC, where he led the team that developed the first fully web-integrated randomization and trial supply management system with the industry’s shortest deployment timeline. Before its acquisition by Phase Forward (now Oracle), Wanninayake led Clarix from a three-person startup to a 100-person multinational company serving top pharmaceutical companies in just six years.

Before his career in health technology, Wanninayake co-founded Jamity Records, an independent record label that produced several albums; as well as Mixette, a digital gifting startup. He holds a bachelor’s in economics with a concentration in public policy from Swarthmore College.

 

8. Jurgi Camblong
Company: SOPHiA GENETICS
Title: Founder and CEO

Jurgi Camblong is the Founder and CEO of SOPHiA GENETICS. Camblong’s cloud-native healthcare company is on a mission to expand access to data-driven medicine by using AI to deliver world-class care to patients with cancer and rare disorders across the globe. Its related platform, SOPHiA DDM™, analyzes complex genomic and multimodal data and generates real-time, actionable insights for a global network of hospitals, laboratories, and biopharma institutions.

Camblong has 17 years of experience, previously serving as CEO at GenePredictis and as a post-doctoral associate researcher at Oxford University, UK. Earlier in his career, he worked as a post-doctoral associate researcher at the University of Geneva where he received a Ph.D in molecular biology. Camblong also holds a master’s in biochemistry from Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour.

 

9. Connie Chen
Company: Lyra Health
Title: Chief Operating Officer & Chief Medical Officer

Connie Chen is the CEO and CMO of Lyra Health, the leading provider of workforce mental health benefits. Available to more than 15 million people globally, Lyra is transforming access to life-changing mental health care using AI-powered provider matching, personalized support, and a digital platform to deliver evidenced-based support for individuals and teams. The software quickly connects members to an exclusive network of mental health providers and resources to address every mental health need and deliver positive outcomes across race and ethnicity. 

With 19 years of experience, Connie Chen began her professional career in 2005 as a Research Analyst at the Chilean Ministry of Health. From there, she went on to Clinton Health Access Initiative, before eventually rising to Attending Physician at UCSF Medical Center, her most recent position before Lyra. 

Chen graduated from the University of California, San Francisco with an MD in health and society and from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in economics and health policy.

 

10. Melynda Barnes
Company: Ro
Title: Chief Medical Officer

Melynda Barnes is the Chief Medical Officer of Ro, a direct-to-patient healthcare company helping patients achieve their health goals by delivering the easiest, most effective care possible. As CMO, Barnes leads Ro’s clinical strategy and quality and patient safety initiatives. In providing clinical leadership, she helps shape the company’s proprietary electronic medical records systems and the technology tools it offers providers. She also oversees physical product innovation, supporting the development of new health and wellness products.

Since joining Ro in 2018, Barnes has held various leadership roles at the company, transforming it from a telehealth platform treating a single condition to a vertically integrated platform that seamlessly connects telehealth, pharmacy, and in-home care services nationwide. 

Barnes is a double board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Otolaryngologist. Previously, she was an Attending Physician at Harlem Hospital, Assistant Professor of Surgery-Otolaryngology at Yale School of Medicine, and a member of Yale Medical Group’s Board of Directors. Barnes earned an MD in medicine from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an undergraduate degree in biological sciences and Spanish literature from Stanford University.

 

11. Raffalle Breaks
Company: Unite Us
Title: Chief Technology and Product Officer

As Chief Technology and Product Officer of Unite Us, Raffalle Breaks supports the nation’s premier technology provider for advancing social care outcomes. The company’s robust product suite streamlines processes and fosters collaboration across healthcare, health plans, government agencies, and community organizations to address social drivers of health (SDoH) by facilitating social care services, intervention programs, and Medicaid reimbursements. Breaks oversees the product management and design team, where she has led hundreds of product releases and upgrades, and has driven a 100% increase in product adoption since 2022.

Prior to joining Unite US, she led a team of nearly 400 people at American Express, overseeing the launch of new payment, servicing, and lending features to more than 28 million customers worldwide. She also led the product development of the American Express mobile application, which was repeatedly ranked first place by J.D. Power for customer satisfaction. Breaks has a bachelor’s in European economics from Nottingham Trent University.

 

12. Ted Tzirimis
Company: Intrex
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Ted Tzirimis is the CEO of Intrex — the manufacturer of Rythmos, an innovative wearable tech solution for senior safety. In his role, Tzimiris champions advancements in technology that can help empower seniors to age gracefully and preserve their independence.

Tzirimis has an extensive background in senior care spanning over two decades. Previously, he was a Chief Innovation Officer at The Medical Team, Inc., and before that an Industry Analyst at The NPD Group. Earlier in his career, he worked with META Group (and SPEX, a META affiliate) as a Senior Research Analyst. Tzirimis earned an MBA in international and global studies from Virginia Tech and an undergraduate degree in music and government from Franklin & Marshall College.

 

13. Charlie Falcone
Company: Verisys
Title: Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of Verisys, Charlie Falcone oversees the leading provider of the most comprehensive healthcare data platforms. Verisys provides data through agile technology used to screen, verify, monitor for credentialing, enroll, and hire individuals across the healthcare sector. Founded by experts with deep healthcare industry experience, it is designed to make the healthcare system safer for everyone.

Previously, Falcone was CEO at Aperture Health which he came to after serving as President of Devon Health Services, Inc. Earlier in his career, he worked with Americare Health Services as Director of Provider Contracting. Falcone earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Villanova University.

 

14. Gail Airasian
Company: Kyruus
Title: Chief Strategy Officer

Gail Airasian is the Chief Strategy Officer at Kyruus where she leads business development, mergers and acquisitions, and expansion into new markets. As a leading care access platform, Kyruus is on a mission to connect people to the right care. By enabling informed decisions and confident action, the platform supports healthier outcomes, reduces friction in healthcare, and grants more time back in everyone’s day. 

Under Airasian’s leadership, the company connects 425,000 providers across more than 1,000 hospitals and 500 medical groups; as well as more than 90 million health plan members across 100 health plan brands. This empowers every stakeholder to access and harness the most accurate, comprehensive, and contextually relevant information. 

Prior to joining Kyruus, Airasian was the General Manager for Flatiron Health’s revenue cycle service where she helped grow revenue by more than 300% and managed both sales and implementation teams for the wider business. Before that, Airasian spent 10 years at Athena Health leading sales support teams for its electronic health record, practice management, and patient outreach services. She has a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA with a focus in healthcare finance from Boston College.

 

15. Glen Tullman
Company: Transcarent
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Glen Tullman is the CEO of Transcarent, the first comprehensive, consumer-directed healthcare platform for employees of self-insured employers and their families. Transcarent strives to cut through complexities, making it easy for people to access high-quality, affordable healthcare. The platform creates a personalized experience tailored for each member, including an on-demand care team, and a connected ecosystem of in-person care and virtual point solutions. 

Tullman is the former Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder of Livongo Health, the first at-scale consumer digital health company to truly empower people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives using data science. Before Livongo, Tullman was the CEO of Allscripts, one of the country’s largest electronic health record and health information technology companies. 

Tullman earned his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a master’s degree from the University of Oxford.

 

16. Jeff Smith
Company: Bamboo Health
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Smith, CEO of Bamboo Health, leads the charge in revolutionizing the healthcare landscape by infusing innovation and market leadership into every aspect of Bamboo’s offerings. Dedicated to exceeding customer expectations, Smith has steered healthcare organizations with striking growth and pioneering advancements through close collaboration with physicians and pharmacists.

Before his role at Bamboo Health, Smith was President at Lumeris, a prominent market leader in the space. Leading up to this, Smith founded an electronic prescribing company that achieved substantial market success, ultimately being acquired by Allscripts. His extensive career also encompasses leadership roles at CVS Health, including Head of Enterprise Strategy and Acquisitions, Physician Connectivity and, most recently, overseeing Population Health Management. He serves on several healthcare industry boards of directors, including Surescripts, Generation Health, and SERVE. 

Smith has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, a Master of International Business from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute, and a BA in applied math and economics from Northwestern University. 

 

17. Allon Bloch
Company: K Health
Title: Co-Founder and CEO

Allon Bloch is the Co-Founder and CEO of K Health. Headquartered in New York, K Health is an AI-driven primary care company on a mission to give everyone access to better healthcare. Their 24/7 virtual primary care solution is available to millions of people in the U.S. through leading health systems and insurers, as well as through a direct-to-consumer mobile app. The K Health platform also includes a clinical-grade medical chart and AI predictive models based on large datasets to help physicians optimize diagnosis and treatment, and focus on patient care.

Beginning his career 27 years ago. Bloch first got his start in 1997 as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company. From there, he went on to become Junior Vice President and eventually CEO at Hydrogen Health, his most recent position before joining K Health. Bloch graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA.

 

18. Kevin Riley
Company: Zyter|TruCare™
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Riley is the Chief Executive Officer of Zyter|TruCare. At Zyter|TruCare, industry experts work with teams to drive digital transformation, helping determine the model that best fits their organization and strategy. Zyter|Trucare offers software support, consulting, and managed services with world-class software. Their consulting services comprise of multiple complementary disciplines, including program management, business consulting, clinical consulting, and technical consulting. 

Before joining Zyter, Riley was a Chief Customer Officer at Salesforce. Previously, he served as a Senior Vice President and General Manager at Vlocity Health; and with BP Solvay Polyethylene as a Manager of Customer Knowledge Systems. 

Riley earned an MBA in entrepreneurship and marketing from Rice Business, Jones Graduate School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in chemistry and English from Sam Houston State University.

 

19. Khue Tran
Company: Azalea Health
Title: Chief Strategy Officer

Khue Tran is Chief Strategy Officer of Azalea Health, a leading provider of interoperable cloud-based healthcare solutions and services. The Azalea platform provides electronic health records with integrated telehealth functionality and mobile health applications. With a focus on customer success, Azalea’s integrated platform has the flexibility to serve all practices and hospital ambulatory strategies, immediately improving cash flow as well as clinical outcomes through revenue cycle performance and care coordination innovation. In her role as CSO, Tran is responsible for driving growth opportunities, business development, and strategic partnerships. 

With a decade of expertise in healthcare IT, Trans has served in many diverse roles encompassing product strategy, business operations, and customer success. She began her career in 2014 as an Account Administrator at Modernizing Medicine. From there, she went on to serve as Growth Accelerator at LLR Partners, her most recent role before joining Azalea Health. Tran holds an MBA from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s from Florida State.

 

20. Kevin MacDonald
Company: Bluesight
Title: Co-Founder and CEO

MacDonald Co-Founded Bluesight (formerly Kit Check) in 2011 and spearheaded the company through its first 16 hospital customers. Today, Bluesight represents the fastest known growth rate for pharmacy technology adoption. Committed to transforming the health system pharmacy supply chain through software, the software connects hospitals and manufacturers from production through utilization of medications. Along with his co-founder, MacDonald helped raise $22 million in venture funding and led the company’s rapid growth to over 250 hospitals that have automated tracking and management for more than 11 million medications. 

With more than 15 years of experience, MacDonald has a proven track record as an innovator across IoT, Radio Frequency Identification, and cloud software technologies. His leadership supported the incorporation of both IoT and cloud technologies into the hospital pharmacy for the first time. Before Bluesight, MacDonald served in executive and technical roles at Sun Microsystems and ODIN Technologies working with companies such as Smith, Nephew, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Fidelity, and Airbus. He has a degree in computer science from Villanova University.

 

21. Kyna Fong
Company: Elation Health
Title: Co-Founder and CEO

Kyna Fong is the CEO and Co-Founder of Elation Health, a technology platform for high-value primary care. Since 2010, the company has delivered clinical-first solutions — built on a collaborative Electronic Health Record platform — that help practices start, grow, communicate, and succeed in delivering the highest-quality personalized care to patients.

In 2008, Fong was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy research fellowship at UC Berkeley. She spent four years as a tenure-track professor in Stanford’s Economics Department before starting Elation to support more primary care medical practices, like her own father’s practice in Northern California. 

Fong graduated at 19 years old from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in applied math and a master’s in computer science. She then received her economics Ph.D. from Stanford University, where she focused on healthcare.

 

22. Shane Bishop
Company: Custom Health
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Shane Bishop currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Custom Health, a company empowering pharmacies to expand their presence and improve patient health outcomes through low-cost adherence programs. In addition to CEO, Bishop also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Custom Health.

Bishop has extensive experience in the healthcare and pharmacy industry, starting his career as the Owner and Manager of Glenpark IDA Pharmacy. In 2005, he founded and served as the CEO of Catalyst Healthcare, which subsequently developed a pharmacy software platform that improves medication administration in long-term care facilities. Before launching Catalyst, Bishop was the Owner and Director of Paragon Pharmacies, Ltd. where he established a chain of independent pharmacies with a central-fill model to enhance efficiency and accuracy. Leading up to that, he introduced adherence packaging to long-term care facilities and patients across western Canada. Bishop attended the University of British Columbia, earning a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy.

 

23. Nancy Vitale
Company: Omada Health
Title: Chief People Officer

Nancy Vitale is the Chief People Officer at Omada Health, where she combines behavioral science and clinical guidelines to help members improve their health. As a virtual-first healthcare provider that nurtures lifelong health, Omada helps individuals living with chronic conditions achieve long-term health improvements by combining the latest clinical protocols and breakthrough behavior science. Working with over 1,800 enterprise customers — including Fortune 500 and small- and medium-sized employers, health plans, and health systems — Omada delivers personalized interventions for prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension, and musculoskeletal issues.

Before her current role, Vitale co-founded and managed Partners for Wellbeing, a consultancy focused on employee prosperity and improving organizational culture. Previously, she held various HR leadership roles at Genentech, Procter & Gamble, Cigna, and other organizations. Vitale is a Board Director at Voyager Therapeutics, Inc., focusing on gene therapies. She holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Emory University.

 

24. Mary Pat Fralick
Company: MediQuant
Title: Chief Operating Officer

Mary Pat Fralick is the COO of MediQuant, a leader in enterprise active archiving solutions for hospitals and health systems. Founded in 1999, the company’s flagship product, DataArk®, assists hospitals in retiring legacy clinical, patient accounting, and Enterprise Resource Planning platforms while maintaining access to critical data via a cloud-based software platform. MediQuant’s entire suite of core platform applications offers access to a common data repository that is secure, intuitive, and scalable, providing an active view of patient records from within current systems. 

Mary Pat Fralick has extensive work experience in various leadership and consulting roles. Before ascending to COO, she was the SVP of Delivery and Operations at MediQuant for several years. Before that, Fralick held the position of COO at Ed Leadership Sims dba SchoolSims, and previously served as a Project Director at Banner Group. Fralick’s earlier roles include Implementation Coordinator at Paoli Memorial Hospital, and Installation Director at Shared Medical Systems. Fralick has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Rutgers University and an MBA with a focus on marketing from Erivan K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University.

 

25. Erica Tingley
Company: Bluesight
Title: Chief Operating Officer

Erica Tingley is the Chief Operating Officer of Bluesight, a platform helping solve supply chain inefficiencies and reducing risks by using AI and machine learning to surface actionable analytics for every step of the medication lifecycle. Through its suite of Medication Intelligence™ solutions, Bluesight brings simplicity, visibility, and predictability to the complex world of medication management. 

With over 20 years of experience, Tingley has a proven track record supporting healthcare companies through strategy, finance, and M&A. She began her career as an Associate at Summit Partners, eventually moving on to Merrill Lynch. Prior to Bluesight, her most recent role was Managing Director at Rock Creek Advisors. 

Tingley holds a BA in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard University and an MBA in healthcare management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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