President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Check is President and CEO of Healthix, a Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the State Health Information Network – New York (SHIN-NY), regulated by the New York State Department of Health. Healthix maintains health records of over 16 million patients continuously updated by their healthcare providers and health plans in New York City and Long Island. Over 3 million of those patients have provided consent for their healthcare providers or care managers to access their data, and over 10,000 doctors and nurses are registered to view patient data in Healthix with patient consent. Over 370 healthcare organizations, ranging from very large health systems to solo physician practices, participate in Healthix. Healthix is also certified on the national eHealthExchange, and is a member of the Strategic HIE Collaborative (SHIEC), an industry group of over 48 state and regional HIEs across the United States. Healthix is proud to have recently completed its first SOC2 audit, an industry-standard measure of IT security.
Before joining Healthix in 2012, Mr. Check was SVP and CIO at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York from 2004 to 2012, and a senior IT officer at NYU Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center from 1985 to 2004. Mr. Check holds an MA from New School University and a BA from Boston College.
Senior Vice President, Solutions and Member Engagement
Joan brings substantial and relevant healthcare experience to this role. For nearly eight years she has worked at The Brooklyn Hospital Center as Senior Vice President, Planning, Physician Relations, External Affairs, Grants, Marketing & Communications. Prior to this role, she was Corporate Vice President for Planning at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers. Joan also served as Assistant Vice President at Maimonides Medical Center, as well as worked at Beth Israel Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners as Director, Clinical Practice & Program Development for seven years. Joan started her healthcare career at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, assuming progressively greater responsibilities over a ten year period, ending with the position of Director, Managed Care/ Member Education Programs.
Joan will lead the many facets of Healthix’s support to our Participants, with responsibility for:
– Business Development (recruiting new Participants to Healthix)
– Compliance (training and auditing Participants and staff on compliance with security and privacy)
– Member Services (supporting Participants and maximizing the benefits they receive from Healthix)
– External Affairs and Corporate Communications (developing communications and training materials for outreach to all stakeholders)
In addition, Joan will apply her extensive experience in strategic planning to develop and execute the strategic and operational plans that Healthix plans to achieve in the future.
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
John S. Guastella, CPA is Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for Healthix. He is responsible for all finance, accounting, budgeting, financial and tax reporting, insurance, human resources and administration activities. He is a member of our Finance Committee and is the main liaison with the company’s independent auditors and tax advisors. John has significant business and financial experience with entities that are poised for fast-paced growth in the technology space.Prior to joining Healthix, John was the Senior VP of Finance, Treasurer, and Secretary for FatWire Corporation for 12 years. FatWire was a developer of enterprise software that was acquired by Oracle in 2011. John joined FatWire as its Controller and helped the company grow from a small start-up with just a few million in revenue to a worldwide entity, with operations in 12 foreign countries and revenues of approximately $40 million. He played an integral role in building the firm’s world-class financial function from scratch, and also played a significant role in the successful sale to Oracle.
Prior to joining FatWire, John held positions of increasing responsibility at several other entities. He was the Controller at New York-based Andin International, a manufacturer and distributor of fine jewelry products. Prior to Andin, John was the Director of Internal Audit at Henry Schein, Inc., an international distributor of dental, medical, and other healthcare supplies. John began his career at BDO, the international accounting and consulting firm, where he progressed to the level of Senior Audit Manager. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
Todd Rogow joined Healthix in 2015 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, where he is responsible for providing the vision, strategy and day-to-day operational leadership for all technical aspects of the company. Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience and has worked in the health information exchange space for over ten years.
Todd joined Healthix during a period of rapid growth and innovative change. He has fulfilled a critical role of building and leading Healthix’s Information Technology function, migrating its technology development and operations in-house through the implementation of next generation application software and completing the technical systems merger of several HIE organizations that now make up Healthix. He has driven a comprehensive security program at Healthix that includes the onboarding of a Chief Information Security Officer and achieving SOC2 security.
Before joining Healthix, Todd served as the Chief Technology Officer at HealthInfoNet, Maine’s State HIE. With 20+ years of experience, primarily in directing technical projects, he has provided business and consulting services to a range of Fortune 100 companies and many government agencies including the Department of Defense. Todd has served as a subject matter expert at conferences and on national and international panels and at conferences on the subject of healthcare technology. He has also authored a number of publications and case studies.
Todd has a Master’s in Public Administration and a BA from the University of Vermont. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a 2012 graduate of the Hanley Center’s Health Leadership program. In 2016, he became one of only a few hundred Certified Healthcare CIOs in the nation.
Chief Information Security Officer
Matthew Webster is responsible for providing the vision, strategy, and leadership for all aspects of the information security for Healthix. Matthew has joined Healthix during a period of rapid growth and innovative change and has been given the critical role of building Healthix information security program for all aspects of the organization. Before joining Healthix, Matthew spent more than 7 years advising on health security for The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) where he focused on work related to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), a legislative framework which protects government information, operations and assets against natural or man-made threats. Matthew also spent several years as a Senior Security Solutions Architect, creating and architecting security solutions for Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of verticals – including Healthcare. He also helped to found a burgeoning information security prototype lab and managed a SOC (Security Operations Center). With more than 15 years of experience, Matthew has provided information security products and services, audit management and gap assessments as well as risk assessments throughout the Northeast.Matthew possesses almost 20 certification, including CISSP, CISA, CRISC, HISP, and GLEG. He also has a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the New School and a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University is in Philosophy of Social Theory Integrating Political Science and Economics. Matthew is excited to continue his security path as the Chief Information Security Officer at Healthix.
Vice President, External Affairs & Corporate Communications
Vice President, Innovation
Tom has worked in information technology for over 20 years including software development, business process re-engineering and management in government, financial services, telecommunications, professional publishing, life sciences and health care.He is currently the Vice President of Innovation for Healthix, a leading Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) providing services in metro New York City to millions of patients and thousands of providers from hospitals, physician practices, home health agencies, nursing homes and managed care organizations. In addition to leading several major interoperability initiatives Tom is works closely with Healthix members to define and design information services to support improvements in care coordination across disparate organizations.
Senior Director, Architecture & Development
Madhav Gone leads the Healthix technology team which includes the management of Healthix architecture, development, engineering and operations. With more than 15 years of experience in Healthcare Information Technology, Madhav brings a wide range of professional and entrepreneurial skills from his work in the global market, including Europe and Asia, and Fortune 100 companies.Most recently, Madhav served as an Architect with United Health Group/Optum in the division that led their Affordable Care Act initiatives; these included the Health Benefit Exchanges in Vermont, Boston and for Federal Healthcare.gov
Prior to that, Madhav was the Co-Founder of McIndi Solutions LLC, a referral based healthcare consulting boutique, playing a key role in successfully leading the development of strategic enterprise product offerings for TMG Health and their Government programs and Medicare and Medicaid customers. Madhav also led Enterprise Business Services, Center Of Excellence at Medco Health Solutions, in New Jersey and spent seven years previously at GE Healthcare.
Madhav holds a Bachelor of Engineering from National Institute of Technology (formerly Regional Engineering College) in Mechanical Engineering.
Senior Director, Business Development
Senior Director, Member Services
Director, Strategic Data Services, Innovation