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Advisory Council

Alan Weinstein
Member, Board of Directors, Chairman, Advisory Council

Mr. Weinstein is an independent healthcare consultant and is the former president of Premier, Inc. Premier was formed in 2000 out of the merger of SunHealth, AmHS, and Premier Health Alliance. The organization provided a wide range of services to 1,700 member hospitals nationwide, including group purchasing, hospital insurance services, management engineering, data services, venture funding and strategic consulting. Mr. Weinstein was the CEO and president of Premier Health Alliance, prior to its merger with SunHealth and AmHS. Before that, he served as executive vice president of the Illinois Hospital Association; president and CEO of North Suburban Association for Health Resources in Northbrook, IL; and executive director of the Midtown Hospital Association in Denver. Mr. Weinstein is a graduate of Allegheny College and has an M.B.A. from Cornell University. Mr. Weinstein serves on the board of directors of the American International Health Alliance and the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program. He also is a board member of privately held companies that provide services to hospitals.

Anthony Alibrio
Member, Board of Directors, Member, Advisory Council

Mr. Alibrio is a veteran of the healthcare industry and most recently served as president of the healthcare services division of Sodexho Marriott Services, Inc. (formerly Marriott International), retiring in March 2001 after a 37-year career. Under his leadership, the division reached sales in excess of $3.2 billion, providing on-site department management services in the areas of environmental services, engineering, food and nutrition services, patient transport and guest services. The division served over 1,000 healthcare facility clients, employing 5,400 managers and dietitians and 75,000 hourly employees. Mr. Alibrio, who still holds the title of president emeritus of Sodexho's healthcare division, is past chairman and previously a member of the board of trustees of the National Committee for Quality Health Care, past chairman and a member of Health Insights Foundation, and a fellow of the American Academy of Medical Administrators. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Middletown Connecticut.

Pam Arlotto, FHIMSS, MBA
Member, Advisory Council

Ms. Arlotto has a twenty nine year track record as a healthcare industry consultant and entrepreneur. As President of Maestro Strategies LLC, she combines her extensive experience in strategic planning, organization design, and process transformation with information technology expertise to create a firm with a unique focus on value improvement in healthcare. Under her leadership, Maestro Strategies was one of the first consulting firms to focus on HIT Return on Investment and the alignment of business strategy with information technology strategy. While National President of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), she developed the strategy that incorporated IT into the association's membership. She negotiated HIMSS departure from the American Hospital Association and led the development of two of its first strategic plans. She is a Board Member of the Business School at Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation; and a former faculty member in the Healthcare Informatics program at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Previously, she served on the Board of Medishare International. Pam earned her Master of Business Administration at Georgia State University and her Bachelor of Science in Health Systems at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2003, she co-authored the award-winning book, Return on Investment: Maximizing the Value of Healthcare Information Technology. In February 2007, she released the second in this series, Beyond Return on Investment: Expanding the Value of Healthcare Information Technology.

Donald Bialek MD
Member, Advisory Council

With his industry knowledge and over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bialek is poised to advise Precyse as it works to simplify its clients' everyday challenges by providing holistic services and technologies that transform clinical data directly into actionable information. As a seasoned expert in the healthcare field, he has been instrumental in bringing clinical and operational perspective to his work in quality, physician engagement, clinical operations and informatics. Dr. Bialek received his clinical training in pediatrics and anesthesia in the Harvard programs at Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Later in his career, Dr. Bialek returned to Harvard and added a specialty in medical informatics as a graduate student and Fellow in the combined Harvard-MIT Medical Informatics program. After graduating from this program, he taught at Harvard and worked within its medical Institutions as an applied medical informatician.

William F. Bria, II, MD
Member, Advisory Council

Dr. Bria is chief medical officer of Dataskill, a San Diego-based systems integrator, where he will be working with healthcare systems in the U.S. and internationally in the application of advanced technologies in service of patient care. He is also co-founder and president of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS). Formerly he was the Chief Medical Information Officer at Shriners Hospital for Children (SHC) in Tampa, Florida, where he directed the medical informatics plan for the 22-hospital SHC system across the United States, Canada and Mexico. This includes the implementation of an integrated EHR system in each hospital as well as formulating and implementing the clinical decision support and business intelligence components for the system. He also is an advisor to the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health, and to the Elsevier medical informatics advisory board. He also is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida. He was recently named one of Modern Healthcare's 2012 Top 25 Clinical Informaticists.

Dennis Casey, MBA
Member, Advisory Council

In January of 2014, Dennis Casey was named to the Pecyse Advisory Council. Casey, who is widely recognized as a leader in the healthcare insurance and related employee benefits business with over 37 years of experience, recently retired from Wellpoint Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President for Individual and Group Business, overseeing operations of 13 of Wellpoint's health insurance plans. Previously, he served as CEO of Acordia Financial Industry Benefits Inc., a publicly traded subsidiary of Indiana Blue Cross and Blue Shield. With his industry knowledge and years of expertise, Casey was tapped to advise Precyse as it works to simplify its clients' everyday challenges by providing holistic services and technologies that transform clinical data directly into actionable information.

James H. Crook, Jr.
Member, Advisory Council

James H. Crook, Jr., recently retired as Chief Executive Officer of IDX Systems Corporation (a leading provider of software and services to the healthcare industry). Mr. Crook was responsible for all aspects of the IDX business, including delivering on the IDX core values of customer success, employee opportunity, growth and profitability. This included overseeing relationships with customers at more than 3,400 healthcare organizations, 2,400 employees working in 10 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, and annual revenues in excess of $600 million.

Prior to being named CEO, Mr. Crook served as President and Chief Operating Officer of IDX from 1999 to 2002. He oversaw the re-structuring of IDX in 1999, including the implementation of a newly aligned Operating Unit model designed to achieve a high level of accountability throughout the organization.

Mr. Crook was the first IDX Systems Division sales representative in 1981. He was promoted to National Sales Manager for Systems Division in 1983, and became the COO of Systems Division in 1984. In 1986, the management of IDX's hospital and clinical solutions were added to his responsibilities. From 1996 to 1999, he led the Imagecast Operating Unit (formerly the Radiology and Imaging Solutions Division) to consistent and rapid growth.

Mr. Crook holds a B.A. in Administrative Science from Colby College in Waterville, ME.

Robert R. Fanning, Jr.
Member, Advisory Council

Mr. Fanning recently retired from Huron Consulting Group (formerly Speltz & Weis) where he served as COO for St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in New York City. Prior to joining Speltz & Weis in 2003, Mr. Fanning was a Senior Principal with BBK, an internationally recognized corporate renewal, operations improvement and turnaround management. Mr. Fanning joined Beverly Hospital as President of the Corporation and CEO in June 1980. He functioned as the President of Northeast Health Systems, Inc (an affiliation of Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital) from 1980 to 2000. He was named President of Emeritus Northeast Health Systems/Northeast Hospital Corporation in October 2000. Previously, Mr. Fanning was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Children's Medical Center, Boston (1977-1980) and held various administrative positions at the Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg, MA (1972-1977). He is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Past Chairman of that organization. Mr. Fanning holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. degree in Health Care Administration from Xavier University.

Michael B. Guthrie, MD, MBA
Member, Advisory Council

Dr. Guthrie is an Executive in Residence at the University of Colorado-Denver campus in the School of Business, Program in Health Administration. Mike has been a practicing physician, a medical director and a chief operating officer. Most recently, he was a Senior Vice President for Premier, Inc. Previously, he was the CEO of the Good Samaritan Health System in San Jose, California. Dr. Guthrie teaches, speaks, and leads learning collaborative for health care executive teams, boards of trustees, and physician leader groups in organizations of various types. He is an executive coach, focusing on supporting physician executive performance. He has special experience in the areas of physician leadership development, helping physicians, hospitals and health systems work effectively together to improve quality, safety, and cost. Dr. Guthrie graduated from Amherst College and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Masters in Business Administration from the School of Business at the University of Colorado. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and was in private practice prior to becoming a physician executive in 1979. He is a past President of the American Academy of Medical Directors and past President of the American College of Physician Executives.

Dr. Guthrie is an executive in residence and adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Business and serves as an executive coach and management consultant, specializing in physician leadership development. He recently served as senior vice president for Premier, Inc., prior to that he was the CEO of the Good Samaritan Health System in San Jose, California. He is a member of the board of directors for IntelliDot Corporation.

Linda Kloss, MA, RHIA, FHIMA
Member, Advisory Council

Linda Kloss is widely recognized as a leader in the healthcare information management industry. She is President of Kloss Strategic Advisors, an organization she formed to advance health information management through thought leadership and strategy services. Her four decades of experience in health information management include serving as CEO of the 60,000 member American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) from 1995 to 2010. During her tenure at AHIMA, Ms. Kloss led the organization in an unprecedented period of growth and expanded influence in shaping national and international programs and policies for health information management. In 2007, Modern Healthcare named her as one of the top 25 Women in Healthcare and from 2002-2007 to the list of the Top 100 People in Healthcare. Ms. Kloss holds a master's degree in organization development with a concentration in non-profit change leadership and bachelor's degree in health information management. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) by the American Society of Association Executives, is certified by AHIMA as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and has earned fellowship status from AHIMA.

Terry Allison Rappuhn
Member, Advisory Council

Ms. Rappuhn, C.P.A., is currently forming a company to acquire and operate rural health systems. She believes that rural hospitals are in crisis and rural communities need and deserve affordable, quality, health care services within a reasonable drive time. She is committed to the vision of the IHI Triple Aim Initiative: improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare. She is a senior healthcare executive and has served as CFO of Quorum Health Group, a publicly-held hospital company. She is an advisor to Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)'s Value Project and leader of HFMA's Patient Friendly Billing Project. Ms. Rappuhn is a leader in middle Tennessee's recovery from the May 2010 floods. Ms. Rappuhn has been a board member and audit committee chair of AGA Medical Holdings, Inc., an interventional cardiology device company, and Genesis HealthCare Corporation, which operated over 200 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences.

Named among the 2011 Women of Influence by Nashville Business Journal, Ms. Rappuhn, holds a B.B.A. from Middle Tennessee State University, is a member of Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International and Women Corporate Directors. A frequent speaker and regular contributor to industry publications, Ms. Rappuhn is an hfm Magazine Best Article Award winner and an HFMA ANI Distinguished Speaker.