Collaboration is key. I am excited to work with such a strong leadership and team of dedicated employees to continue the company’s strategic vision of transforming the way healthcare is delivered. The Rothman Index is at the forefront of predictive analytics in healthcare, and it is my goal to further the company’s success to help save lives.
Greg is working closely with existing and future customers to help create a safer, more effective and predictable care environment for patients. Greg came to PeraHealth from PerfectServe, a clinical communications company, where he served as chief operating officer. PerfectServe has maintained 100 percent client retention of enterprise relationships throughout its history of serving clients. Previously, he was senior vice president and general manager of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions’ TouchWorks EMR Division, where his team focused on serving their client base as they engaged in Meaningful Use regulatory compliance, ICD10 conversions, and increased clinician workload. Greg also served in various domestic and international leadership roles at Cerner Corporation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from The University of Alabama.
Michael Rothman, PhD
We started PeraHealth to prevent another family from suffering from an avoidable death. But we also realized that we had discovered a way to actually view the physiology of disease progression and that this could be a tool to significantly accelerate medical research.
Michael Rothman, PhD
Michael Rothman co-founded PeraHealth in 2005 with his brother Steven, following the avoidable death of their mother, Florence.
His career began at IBM’s General Technology Division, after he earned his PhD in quantum chemistry. At IBM, he worked in optimization, mathematical modeling, and data analysis; work that led to a doubling of memory chip yields for mainframes. Michael also spent time at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Labs, in the AI department, engaged in research in machine learning.
Michael is a natural interpreter of information. As a manager and executive consultant for the IBM Consulting group, his duties included translating mathematical results into effective business strategies for major banks and financial institutions. Later, as Senior Vice President for Strategic Information at First USA Bank, Michael established a database to better determine customer preferences.
In 2000, he founded Michael Rothman & Associates to focus on data analysis and product development through consulting, patent filing, and joint ventures. Projects have included developing a system generating customized discharge forms for hospitals, helping determine cash flow and profitability for a pharmaceutical company’s newly introduced drugs, and pro bono work analyzing mortality data for a guide dog school.
Michael earned an ScB and ScM in Chemistry from Brown University, and went on to earn a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Michigan.
I was excited to join PeraHealth so that I could work with others who were passionate about improving the lives of patients and caregivers. At PeraHealth, we have the privilege of working with organizations focused on reducing mortality, complications of care, as well as readmissions, and, in turn, patients and families are thriving.
Carolyn is a healthcare leader with over twenty years experience assisting healthcare organizations improve performance in value based care, patient engagement, and efficiency.
Carolyn gained clinical experience as a practicing registered nurse and as a nursing administrator specializing in emergency nursing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She spent seven years in consulting and relationship management roles with KPMG and Vizient (formerly VHA) before providing consulting services in the areas of Value-Based Performance and Health Data/Analytics.
She went on to work as Service Line Vice President, Quality & Safety, for Premier, Inc., a healthcare alliance company, where she stayed for six years. At Premier, she was responsible for the strategic direction, planning and execution of the healthcare quality and safety service line, including consulting services and large scale collaboratives and clinical networks.
Carolyn has served on numerous committees with the American Hospital Association, the National Quality Forum, and the National Patient Safety Foundation. She holds an MHA from the University of Texas at Arlington, a BS in Nursing from Texas Christian University, a MS in Secondary & Higher Education Consulting & Guidance from Texas A&M and a BA in Finance from the University of Texas El Paso.
I was drawn to the patient-specific mission at PeraHealth as well as the passionate group of people working tirelessly to generate better patient outcomes. The Rothman Index, like no other tool in healthcare, provides real-time data at the right time to generate better patient outcomes.
As Chief Revenue Office at PeraHealth, Kyle Caple ensures that more hospitals have the opportunity to apply the Rothman Index to provide a safer, more efficient, and predictable patient care environment. His expert team drives revenue growth and aligns sales and marketing for customer success. Kyle came to PeraHealth with more than 20 years of healthcare experience, including eight years as Chief Growth Officer at T System, Inc., an emergency department information system and coding company. While there, Kyle helped lead a successful $200M transaction with Fidelity National Financial. He has also held strategic roles at Cerner Corporation. Kyle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas Christian University.
After spending 20 years in the analytics space, I understand how hard it is to develop meaningful metrics. The way the Rothman Index is able to boil down the complex amount of disparate data that describes a patient’s well-being into an easily understandable score is simply amazing.
With more than 25 years in technology and healthcare, Brad has proven that thoughtful leadership is key to building world class products. Products that deliver real value and make measurable improvements in patients’ lives. Brad has held leadership positions in multiple healthcare companies, such as Premier, Inc. and Allscripts, as well as FDA regulated medical device companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Monarch Medical Technologies. Recent focus has been on technologies in the data science space, utilizing machine learning, predictive analytics, and big data techniques to build products that deliver in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. Brad has degrees from Virginia Commonwealth and Duke Universities.
Joseph Beals, PhD
PeraHealth truly sits at the intersection of research and implementation, exemplifying the translation of technology solutions into clinical outcomes.
Joseph Beals, PhD
Joseph leads the integration of research and analytics functions across the organization to shape strategy and help product management, account management, and sales to drive growth. He has broad experience leading the commercialization of innovative technologies. Prior to joining PeraHealth, he spent time at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics and at the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation.
Joseph has published articles in diverse fields, including medical predictive analytics, quantum electrodynamics, opto-electronics, neural-engineering, and fluid mechanics, and holds a patent in high-bandwidth optical data routing. He holds an ScB from Brown University, an MBA from Carleton University, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow.
I was drawn to PeraHealth after reading the Rothmans’ story and learning about the Rothman Index. Their story resonated with me after carrying for my mother until she passed in 2013. I feel fortunate to be part of a team at the intersection of technology and saving lives.
Jim has over 30 years experience, primarily in the technology and life sciences industries. His background includes 20+ years in various audit, tax, and consulting roles in the public accounting sector and 10 years of CFO and controllership roles for private and publicly traded companies.
Jim most recently served as an audit shareholder and Technology and Life Science Practice Group Leader for Elliott Davis, PLLC (a leading Southeast regional accounting firm). Jim is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is a CPA licensed in North Carolina.
It’s exciting to couple your work with a vision and people you truly believe in. PeraHealth is tackling hard healthcare issues with breakthrough ideas, and I’m thrilled to play a part.
Dana has led marketing and product management teams for almost 20 years. She has a proven ability to distill new thought leadership concepts and create visionary marketing strategies with proven impact on revenue. Dana brings to PeraHealth a unique mix of skills as an innovative, strategic marketing leader, with the analytical approach and tactical execution of an engineer. Dana earned a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering and Economics as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Dartmouth College, a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland.
I am proud to be a part of PeraHealth where every person is able to positively affect care delivery for our partners through the work they do developing, delivering, and supporting our products and services. It is heartwarming to hear our partners’ “save stories” and to know that we contributed to someone having a better clinical outcome than they probably would have without our help.
Kristi leads all aspects of customer product implementations and support. She also works closely with PeraHealth’s account management, clinical services, and sales teams to help our partner hospitals improve care delivery. She received her BS from Clemson University in Clemson, SC, and her MBA with a focus in eBusiness from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Ritch is Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified and has over 35 years of experience working directly with healthcare organizations implementing and supporting various system technologies and helping develop and deliver overall eBusiness strategies.
Ellen Thomas, MBA/MHA
I truly enjoy building excitement and customizing our software in person at the hospitals we serve. Our team of clinicians and technical staff hits the ground running and integrates the Rothman Index into each hospital’s existing clinical workflow while we form personal customer relationships to provide ongoing support.
Ellen Thomas, MBA/MHA
Ellen leads the Professional Services team at PeraHealth. This team works with customers after contracting signing, through the implementation process, and supports customers after go-live. Ellen has over 20 years of experience implementing and supporting software solutions for healthcare entities. Prior to joining PeraHealth, she managed projects with Atrium Health’s Advanced Data Analytics team and McKesson where she managed several teams, including Implementations and Development. She earned a Masters of Business Administration/Masters of Health Administration from Pfeiffer University.
Engagement is paramount. I am honored to work alongside our passionate, motivated, intelligent, fun, and engaged team who are instrumental in helping to save lives.
Kimberly is Vice President of Human Resources for PeraHealth. She supports PeraHealth’s culture of agility, innovation, and engagement, and leads the organizing in attracting, retaining, and building exceptional talent. Kimberly joined PeraHealth after supporting SentryOne, a leader in empowering the Microsoft data professional to achieve breakthrough performance across physical, virtual, and cloud environments, where she served as Director of Talent. She has led talent development both domestically and internationally and supported organizational strategies across multiple industries including software, banking, renewable energy, and manufacturing environments. She is a Bright Futures Scholarship recipient and graduated with a Bachelors of Administration from the University of Florida.
Tracee Karlsson, CPA
It’s very fulfilling to come to work every day and collaborate with passionate professionals for a company that is dedicated to saving lives.
Tracee Karlsson, CPA
Tracee joined PeraHealth as Controller in 2018 and reports to the CFO. She is responsible for the delivery of finance services such as accounting, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. She has over 10 years of accounting and finance experience, most recently serving as Corporate Accounting Manager with Premier, Inc, a publicly held healthcare improvement company, dedicated to Supply Chain segments consisting of Direct Sourcing and Group Purchasing Services. Prior to Premier, Tracee was the Controller of a copay assistance program in the not-for-profit business unit at Lash Group, a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen, also a publicly held company in the healthcare industry. She is passionate about helping to carry out a mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. She is a CPA and graduated with a BBA in Information Systems from Georgia College & State University.
With machine learning at the peak of inflated expectations, it's rare that you find a solution that can live up to the hype. The Rothman Index is one of those solutions, and witnessing the real-world impact that it has in driving positive clinical outcomes is incredible.
Chris leads the engineering team and ensures that we're delivering high-quality products in an efficient and responsive manner. He also works closely with product management to ensure that we're delivering the right products. Prior to PeraHealth, he worked at Epic Systems where he was recognized as an internal expert in population health.
Chris received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University, and is currently pursuing a MS in Computer Science at Georgia Tech with a concentration in A.I and Machine Learning.
I take great pride in being part of a passionate team that transforms our mission into powerful software solutions to improve patient outcomes. It is so gratifying to know that the Rothman Index, driven by personal tragedy, has had such a tremendous impact by saving lives every day.
Ria leads all product management activities for the PeraHealth product suite, which includes road mapping, packaging, and strategic sales support. She serves as a product evangelist and manages the entire product lifecycle from conception to launch, growth, and maturity. Through tight collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders, she ensures that customer feedback, market intelligence, and institutional knowledge are incorporated into the products to drive growth.
Ria has 15 years of business analysis, product management, and client relationship management experience. She has led multiple software development projects through all cross-functional stages: market research, product requirements, development cycle planning/prioritization, and commercialization. Ria received her BS from Vanderbilt University and her MBA from Rutgers University.