Our Team

To accelerate practice transformation and succeed in a rapidly growing and highly competitive value-based care environment that rewards industry stakeholders demonstrating measurable total cost of care (TCoC) savings across all attributed members, we must fully focus and invest in these four core priority industry pillars:

  1. data governance and stewardship
  2. enhanced patient access and engagement
  3. advanced interoperability
  4. innovative business intelligence/self-service data visualization

That’s why HIC’s team of innovative industry experts have been hand-picked and highly recruited based on real life experiences and their ability to drive measurable clinical and business outcomes and impact through proven data-driven innovation strategies.

Our Leadership Team

Rhonda Metze, Founder/CEO –

Rhonda is a 25+ year industry veteran with executive-level management and data-driven innovations success in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.     Today, she leads a “best of breed” team of data scientists and transformational leaders who share her vision and mindset that – people, process, data, and innovations – all play a critical role in revolutionized healthcare delivery.     Industry and leadership strengths include innovative problem solving, staff development, infrastructure implementation and processes re-engineering.  She is strategically and technically aware of the healthcare IT landscape and fervent in how full-spectrum data is used in systems to drive clinical and business decision-making and strategic KPI success.

Deryl Metze, President & Chief Growth Officer

Beginning his career as a software developer, Deryl served as a senior executive in private industry where he managed both product development and operations for HIT companies for over 25 years.  During his tenure in product development Deryl led efforts to produce ONC certified Electronic Health Record, Practice Management, and Revenue Cycle Management systems.  As Senior Vice President of Operations, he participated in the merger and acquisition of some 22 offices nationwide, subsequently managing product installation, training, and support.

Deryl also had the opportunity to serve as Director of Information Technology for the South Carolina Office of Rural Health where he worked closely with the South Carolina Regional Extension Center in supporting rural health clinics with the adoption and implementation of certified Electronic Health Record technology and the attainment of Meaningful Use.

Most recently, Deryl served as Chief Information Officer of the SC Primary Health Care Association, where he oversaw the SC Health Center Controlled Network and coordinated the HIT related activities of health centers across the state of SC.

Peter Cummings, Sr. VP, Data Integration & Business Intelligence

Peter has more than 10 years of innovative Population Health Management and data governance and stewardship experience.  As a biostatistician and innovative health IT expert, Peter has empowered provider organizations, networks, payers, and other industry stakeholders to leverage investments made in technology and optimize full-spectrum data to accelerate patient-centered medial home and new advanced alternative payment models nationwide.  He has served in various roles including product specialist, data analyst, project management, client services manager, trainer, and support technician.  Each role has enabled end users to develop, plan and effectively execute on strategic and tactical level goals and objectives critical to required reporting  such as meaningful use, PCMH, UDS, HEDIS, ACO, etc. and achieve business and key performance benchmarks and margin success.    He also brings a wealth of knowledge in various health IT platforms – i.e. EHR/EPM/EDR, PHM, BI, etc – being used by providers and industry stakeholders across the Nation.

Loretta Khangura, Sr VP of Practice Transformation

An accomplished, bi-lingual informatics nurse consultant, Loretta is passionate about data analytics and its impact on healthcare populations, practices, and providers. She has more than 20 years of HIT and analytics experience in government public health, home health, hospitals, and population health management. Previously, she held positions in FQHCs including Perinatal Program Manager, QI Director, and Director of Population Health. A dynamic educator and speaker, her skills in progressive management and administration, quality metrics reporting, training, and technology are invaluable in helping clients improve clinical processes and outcomes. Loretta earned her MPH from Johns Hopkins University and volunteered as a nurse with the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala.

 

Sharon Martin-Glover,  HIT Optimization & Practice Redesign

Jerry Lassa, Principal, Data Matt3rs & Instructor, Northwestern University – HIC Industry Advisor & Strategic BI Partner

Jerry is a statistician and quality improvement professional with over 27 years’ experience in healthcare.  He has served in leadership roles at an academic medical center, two community health centers, a health center network, and a population health company.  More recently, he consults on various state-wide initiatives in California and on international clinical research efforts with the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C.  He teaches statistics at Northwestern University and loves pivot tables.

Our Clients

(Let us share a few of our value-based client engagements and partner success)

Clients

    • Maine Primary Care Association – Community Health Network of Maine (MPCA/CHCNet)
    • National Nurse-Lead Community Centers – Keys to Quality (NNCC/K2Q) – Multi-State Network
    • Arizona Primary Care Association’s Healthy Communities Collaborative Network (AZPCA-HCCN)
    • ARcare/KYcare/MScare  – Multi-State Network
    • Harrington Family Health Center (HFHC) – ME
    • Kentucky Health Center Network (KHCN)
    • Providence Community Health Center (PCHC) – RI
    • Tennessee Primary Care Association (TNPCA-CQCH)
    • Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS)
    • Laurel Medical Services (LMS) – MD
    • Baltimore Medical Services, Inc (BMSI) – MD
    • LCH Health and Community Services (LCH) – PA
    • CareMore Health Plan (Anthem) – National
    • Sheridan Health Services (SHS) – CO
    • Community Clinic, Inc (CCI) – MD
    • El Rio Health Center (AZ)
    • Mountain Park Health Center (AZ)
    • Horizon Health and Wellness (AZ)
    • Adelante Health Center (AZ)
    • East Tennessee State University (TN)
    • Neighborhood Health Center of the Lehigh Valley (PA)
    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TX)
    • HealthReach Health Center (ME)
    • Nasson Health Services (ME)
    • Sacopee Valley Health (ME)

Our Collaborative and Cooperative Partners

    • HITEQ (Collaborative Partner)
    • NextGen/QS1
    • Curago Health
    • ChartSpan

We welcome the opportunity to earn your business and support your strategic efforts to accelerate measurable modernized healthcare delivery through advanced data integration, health IT optimization, and innovative business intelligence and self-service data visualization

Contact us today for your FREE value-based practice transformation  consultation today!