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Marty McKenna – Chief Executive Officer
As President and CEO of Verisma, Marty McKenna is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Marty has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience in driving innovation and growth in the healthcare information and technology marketplace. Prior to his role with Verisma, Marty held multiple leadership roles in healthcare IT as the President of Allscripts Analytics, LLC and as leader of Operations and Marketing for dbMotion, Inc. Leading up to that role, Marty held multiple leadership roles of increasing responsibility in healthcare information technology. Marty served as Global General Manager for General Electric’s suite of perioperative information technology solutions, Global Integration Manager for multiple acquisitions and global consulting and service leader for GE’s clinical information systems business. Marty holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Marty is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and holds several software patents in healthcare information technology.
Jim Matas – Chief Financial Officer
In 2017, Verisma welcomed aboard Jim Matas as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Verisma, Matas was the CFO of Precyse Solutions, Inc., a leading Health Information Management technology-enabled services company, where he led the finance, legal and compliance functions and worked extensively with investors and the Board of Directors. Matas’ leadership as a member of the Executive Team helped Precyse navigate a period of rapid growth with a tripling of revenue and developing a strong recurring revenue model. Before Precyse, Matas was the CFO of Investor Force, Inc., a venture backed firm that developed technology solutions for the financial services industry, and held various senior financial positions at IMS Health, Inc. in both the U.S. and Europe. IMS Health is the global leader in pharmaceutical market information. Matas holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and a MBA with a concentration in pharmaceutical marketing from St. Joseph’s University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and PICPA.
Dave Collins – Chief Technology Officer
Dave Collins, who has been affiliated with Verisma in a consulting role since 2003, joined the company’s senior management group in early 2009. The architect of the company’s patented, Web-based Record Jacket® Release Manager technology platform, Mr. Collins has many years of extensive experience in the technology and business worlds. Included in that experience were seven years at Best Software (now Sage Software), where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Product Development for the Customer Relationship Management division. During his tenure at Best Software, Mr. Collins developed and launched new products as well as upgrades to ACT! (a contact management program used by over 3 million small business owners) and upgrades to SalesLogix (a Customer Relationship Management system used by over 7,000 companies worldwide).
Andy McManus – Founder and Executive VP
Andy McManus started Infotrak Record Management, LLC, in 2002 as the health care division of Syracuse, New York-based Avalon Copy Centers of America. Mr. McManus led the company through several years of impressive company growth before Infotrak was acquired by Verisma in the fall of 2007, and he has continued to play critical roles in the accelerating expansion of the company’s business. Before Infotrak, Mr. McManus held the position of North American Sales Manager for the Digital Video Products division of IBM, a global products group. Responsibilities included managing a $10 million sales territory with a varied distribution channel and as global marketing manager for a commercial chip line. Other experiences include successful positions as a marketing and sales manager for a rapidly growing technology marketing firm with clients such as IBM, Corning Fiber Optics and Universal Instruments, and as western U.S. regional sales manager for a computer storage manufacturer with clients such as Intel, Microsoft, NASA and Boeing.
Anupriyo Chakravarti – CIO and SVP, R&D
Anupriyo Chakravarti joined Verisma Systems, Inc. in 2017 as the Senior Vice President of Research and Development. Anupriyo brings 25 years of experience as a highly effective leader in healthcare IT product management and software development for both Fortune 500 companies and startups. Anupriyo joined Verisma after serving as vice president of product management and marketing at McKesson, where he led the product management and marketing functions of the Extended Care Services (ECS) business unit. Before McKesson, he worked for eleven years at Surgical Information Systems (SIS), where he lead software development, and ultimately product management, to deliver solutions for the surgery and anesthesia departments at health systems and ambulatory surgery centers. Prior to working with SIS, Anupriyo worked for Arthur Andersen, Ryder Dedicated Logistics, IBM and TATA Motors. Anupriyo has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Roorkee in India.
Julia Applegate – SVP, Client Operations
Julia Applegate is the Senior Vice President of Client Operations with Verisma and is responsible for the overall management and delivery of strategic operations of our customers nationwide. She has over 20 years of management experience in release of healthcare information practice with thousands of successful client implementations during her career. Prior to her role with Verisma, Julia served as the VP, Operations for HealthPort Technologies for over a 10-year period. She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association and Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Mike Salsbury – Counsel and Privacy Officer
Linda Kloss, MA, RHIA – Regulatory Policy Leader, Disclosure Management
Linda is a member of Verisma’s Strategic Advisory Board and provides insights on health information public policy and best practice strategies for providing our clients with fully compliant disclosure management solutions. Ms. Kloss served as CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) from 1995 to 2010. In 2011, Kloss was appointed by the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services to serve on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) and currently co-chairs its Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Subcommittee. Now, as principal for Kloss Strategic Advisors, Linda Kloss consults, speaks, and writes on information governance, strategy and organization development, and change leadership.
Our Training Philosophy
Our training and compliance program is designed with both our clients and our employees in mind. It keeps our team current on our technology and processes, applicable federal and state regulatory requirements, including those imposed by HIPAA and the HITECH Act, and on the policies and procedures of our clients that relate to their jobs. The goal of this extensive training is to provide you with an exceptional release workflow process and the expertise you can’t get anywhere else.
- As part of our commitment to providing the most expert, knowledge-based release management solution in the industry, we have launched a sophisticated web-based training program that provides 24/7 access to training material across multiple educational tracks.
- Our employees receive client-specific training, starting with the implementation process, to better understand and incorporate our clients’ specific ROI policies and procedures into the daily workflow.
- All Verisma employees attend mandatory monthly training ranging from HIPAA to product updates and releases.
Privacy and Security
The security and handling of protected health information (PHI) of our clients is paramount to the technology and services we provide. We are committed to complying with all applicable federal and state laws pertaining to the privacy and the confidentiality of PHI and will maintain the highest safeguards to prevent unauthorized access and disclosures.
Our Verisma Release Manager™ platform has been built around the most stringent security protocols with optimal performance and uptime, and designed to protect all sensitive data at rest and data flowing between health systems and our infrastructure. All PHI is secured in transit using TLS and SSL encryption and PHI at rest is encrypted with AES-256 encryption.
Our technology platform is continually monitored by top independent legal and IT healthcare privacy, and security consultants nationwide.