Briefs & Reports

HMA Adds to IT Advisory Services Expertise

HMA is pleased to announce recent additions to our IT Advisory Services team:

  • Stephen DePooter (Chicago) is the former CIO of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS). During his tenure at HFS, Stephen led the development and implementation of a unique Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) partnership between the states of Illinois and Michigan, the rapid and successful implementation of an integrated program eligibility and enrollment system, and the development and implementation of a case management solution for the state’s Money Follows the Person program.
  • Lee Repasch (Denver) is a former health IT specialist at CMS, where she helped states and the healthcare IT industry translate policy into IT requirements and solutions and provided technical assistance and policy guidance to states implementing various provisions of the HITECH Act. Additionally, Lee worked closely with states on funding, and developing and implementing eligibility and enrollment systems that met the requirements of the ACA.
  • Matt McGeorge (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is the former Health IT (HIT) Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In that role Matt led administration and oversight of the Commonwealth’s Medicaid EHR incentive program, partnered with state HIT colleagues and key stakeholders to promote adoption and use of electronic health records as well as to increase Health Information Exchange (HIE) transactions between providers, and directed the development of a system and process to collect and analyze clinical data for the EHR incentive program and to support other quality initiatives.

Stephen, Lee and Matt add to our growing base of IT advisory services expertise and experience. HMA’s IT Advisory Services team works with federal and state agencies, health insurance companies, provider organizations and IT solution providers to promote and ensure the optimal use of information technology to achieve the goals of health care reform initiatives across the nation.