He has served as Chief of Surgery and as Chief of Staff at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was Chairman of the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and was Treasurer of the AAOS for 3 years. He has served as the President of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians and of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society
He was the editor of the musculoskeletal section of the 4th edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, and served the same role on the 5th edition. He served 4 years on the AMA CPT Editorial Panel. He presently serves on the Executive Committee as the vice-chair of the AMA Physician’s Consortium for Performance Improvement and is the chair of the finance committee of the PCPI. He is the vice-chair of the Surgical Quality Alliance and is the chair of the SQA registry workgroup.
Karen and her team are featured speakers at national medical association meetings where they have earned a reputation for providing practical, cutting edge advice with dynamism. Additionally, Karen is a prolific author and serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Practice Management and Medical Economics. The KZA website www.karenzupko.com features over 600 pages of practice management content.
Mr. Rust has been CEO of AllMeds since 1998 and has more than 27 years experience in health care practice and management. Before joining AllMeds, he served for ten years as President and CEO of Preferred Health Partnership, Inc., later known as Cariten Health Care. During his tenure, the company grew from a single product company with yearly revenue of $500,000 and eight employees into a multi-product line, managed care organization with revenues exceeding $325 million and over 700 employees, covering over 700,000 patients in Tennessee. Before joining PHP, Mr. Rust was the Plan Manager for the southern portion of a statewide Arizona provider network for the Equicor Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). While overseeing the operation of the health plan, he successfully expanded the membership to 12,500. Mr. Rust was a practicing pharmacist for seven years before obtaining his Masters in Business and his Masters in Health Administration.
Mrs. Hunt has been President and COO since 1997. She has managed the operations of AllMeds during its complete life-cycle, from a prototype concept to nationwide implementation of complete systems in clinical practices. She has more than 25 years of experience in computer science with expertise in project management, product design, life-cycle management, requirements and design analysis, information engineering methodologies, design and development of data base applications and software conversion. She has managed the design, development, testing and implementation of multiple government and commercial software products. Ms. Hunt has served as a manager, corporate officer, member of the board and secretary of Integrated Computer Systems, Inc. Ms. Hunt previously worked with the Army Corps of Engineers on the design and development of a facility and real property data management system that was fielded at all national and international Army installations. Ms. Hunt received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from East Tennessee State University in 1981.
Mr. Vasko has over 20 years of experience in the design, development, and implementation of database-centered software applications and products. He has been with AllMeds/Integrated Computer Systems since their founding. As Vice President of Product Development for AllMeds, Mr. Vasko has directed both database and user-interface efforts, developing the now-familiar AllMeds outline interface in tandem with AllMeds' founder, D. Thomas Upchurch. His areas of expertise include requirement analysis and design and implementation of software systems, databases, user-interfaces and software development and implementation in the Microsoft Windows environment. As Senior Software Developer, Mr. Vasko has also been responsible for prototyping, proving, and programming several key elements of the AllMeds Electronic Health Record, including the prescription writer, the coding assistant, and AllMeds' proprietary medical informatics content development engine (Medlook). His database work prior to the development of the AllMeds product line included inventory control and reliability in both commercial and military environments, and the design, development, and maintenance of both databases and meta-databases using relational, hierarchical, and inverted key architectures. Mr. Vasko supervised the re-architecturing of the AllMeds product into a full-fledged n-tier design fully incorporating the Microsoft .NET standards into AllMeds EHR.
Thomas L. Southard has been a member of the AllMeds team since 2003 and currently serves as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Strategy and works in a support capacity to the Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) division. He joined AllMeds as a director after a long career in senior banking management in eastern Tennessee. Southard graduated from the University of Tennessee and attended Tennessee Technological University, which was followed by service in the U.S. Army. His post-graduate education includes extensive banking courses at the University of Texas and the University of Georgia. His civic involvement in Oak Ridge includes serving as Chairman/President of the Chamber of Commerce, Breakfast Rotary Club, Oak Ridge Housing Development Corporation, C.A.S.A. Inc. and others.