We believe that technology can – and should – be a part of improving the delivery of care, and we are exclusively dedicated to the OB/GYN market, developing solutions to bridge the clinical, financial, and administrative aspects of physician practices within the OB/GYN specialty.
The value of our solutions and success of our company is measured by physicians who partner with DigiChart to practice medicine more effectively, operate more profitably, and better engage patients.
DigiChart was founded in 1996 as Breathe America, and developed an electronic health record (EHR) to improve clinical workflow and operational efficiency in allergy physician practices. The focus shifted in 1999 to the underserved OB/GYN market and in 2002 the company launched the first OB/GYN-specific EHR in the U.S., which was developed using input from more than 150 obstetrician-gynecologists.
The company also changed its name in 2002 to DigiChart and narrowed its core mission to “Improve Women’s Health.” DigiChart later expanded to offer solutions for practice management and patient engagement, and grew its customer base to nearly 1,400 medical providers nationwide.
DigiChart is a privately held company based in Brentwood, Tenn.
Dr. Doulis is former Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer of the Informatics Center at Vanderbilt University. In this role, he was the single point of focus for the Informatics Center’s efforts to provide the most effective informatics and information technology infrastructure to meet the needs of the diverse operating units that make up VUMC. The objective of the position was to be best of class in support of medical center operations through informatics and information technology infrastructure.
As Chief Information Officer of MedCare, Dr. Doulis is responsible for the development of the information technology investment strategy for the fund and increase the value of the portfolio companies utilizing 20 years of experience as a physician executive, scientist, and architect and manager of healthcare information systems. Dr. Doulis received his M.D. from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and has an extensive publication and presentation record.
Dr. Hamilton has over 20 years of healthcare and business experience in numerous entrepreneurial and corporate roles. He has particular strengths in strategic design of innovative and high value software applications. Prior roles include leadership positions as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Informatics Corporation of America; CMIO and Managing Partner, Strategic Consulting, PointClear Solutions; Corporate Director, Medical Informatics, Vanguard Health Systems; and various roles at McKesson Corporation. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer for his family’s business since 1988. As a board-certified pediatrician and founder of a pediatric practice, he has also selected and implemented multiple ambulatory EHR systems.
Julie Maples is responsible for directing all aspects of finance and accounting for DigiChart. She joined the company as controller in 1998 and was promoted to vice president of finance in 2003. Before joining DigiChart, Maples was regional controller for Gambro Healthcare. Prior to that, she was director of accounting for InterSYS, a computer integration and consulting company. She also served as senior accountant for Ren Corporation. Ms. Maples received a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University and has been a certified public accountant since 1994.
Bobby Addison is responsible for Product Development, Design, Quality Assurance, Client Services and Technical Operations. Prior to joining DigiChart, Bobby was the CEO of C7 Technologies. At C7, Bobby designed and led the development of cutting edge technology for Acute Care optimization and was the 2012 HIMSS Southeast Innovator of the Year. Before forming C7, Bobby was the Director of Application Technology for Vanguard Health Systems where he oversaw Application Development, Business Intelligence, Database Services and Web Services. Earlier in his career, Bobby was a part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Informatics Center where he worked on special projects; concentrating on integrating information into clinical workflows. Bobby holds a BBA in Management with a minor in Applied Ethics from Lipscomb University.
Sustin Anderson has over 20 years of healthcare outpatient operations experience working with both small and large multi-specialty physician practices in operational systems improvement engineering and practice management. His expertise and interests are in transformational change in healthcare service delivery. Prior roles include Director, Clinic Access Operations and Administrator for Network Practices, Vanderbilt Medical Group; Senior Consultant, Premier; Administrative Director of Surgery and Senior Management Engineer at Ochsner Health System. His educational background includes a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering and an MBA.
Jim Dayton is responsible for Technical Operations and Client Services at DigiChart and has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. He brings significant expertise in providing solutions and support for multi-location environments while providing IT strategies and design around business initiatives including focused efforts on cost reductions and efficiency gains. Jim’s background recently includes the roles of Director of Enterprise Architecture at Direct General Insurance, Director of IT for The Little Clinic division of Kroger, and Director of IT at Gordian Health Solutions division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.
Dr. Jacobson is former vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). VUMC consists of a medical school, nursing school and healthcare system. Dr. Jacobson has been a successful investor and entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded several companies. Dr. Jacobson is chairman of MedCare Investment Funds and a founder and managing director of TriStar Technology Ventures. He has been both a formal and informal advisor to several venture and private equity funds. Currently, Dr. Jacobson serves on the boards of several of MedCare’s portfolio companies as well as Ingram Industries and Specialty Care.
Health Language provides software, content and services that map, translate, update and manage standard and enhanced clinical terminologies.
Our global team of developers, medical professionals, terminology content domain experts, and other healthcare information technology specialists have built an enterprise clinical terminology management platform that enables the requisite information liquidity required to support some of healthcare’s toughest challenges such as meaningful use compliance, ICD-10 conversion, population health management, analytics, and semantic interoperability between systems.
First DataBank, a leading provider of electronic drug information, delivers “the knowledge inside” today’s leading healthcare information systems – from pharmacy and hospital networks to the Internet. For over two decades, physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have come to depend on First DataBank’s integrated knowledge bases to deliver the timely, accurate drug information they need to support their clinical decision-making at the point of care.
DigiChart OB/GYN™ incorporates MEDCIN®, a medical terminology engine, which allows rapid entry, retrieval and correlation of relevant clinical information at the point of care. MEDCIN includes more than 175,000 clinical data elements encompassing symptoms, history, physical examination, tests, diagnoses and therapy. Virtually the entire clinical encounter can be encoded. Additionally, MEDCIN’s Intelligent Prompting tables provide a means for displaying only clinically relevant items, thus avoiding the problem of overwhelming a user with too much information.
The HIMSS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association is a trade association of electronic health record companies, addressing national efforts to create interoperable EHRs in hospital and ambulatory care settings. The EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve the quality of patient care as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system.
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. DigiChart is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, which is the top level of Microsoft solutions partners’ program. To qualify, DigiChart met extensive criteria in employee technical certifications and partner-tested, certified software based on Microsoft technology. DigiChart OB/GYN™ is based on a .NET platform, and as a Microsoft Gold Partner, digiChart has access to the Microsoft tools and support needed to continually stand out in the EHR marketplace.
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.