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Germantown, Wisconsin, 53022, United States
March 08, 2011

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Scott Novogoratz

N***W***** Gatewood Place ? Germantown, WI 53022

262-***-**** (H) ? 262-***-**** (M) ? HYPERLINK



Information Technology Executive with expertise in the selection,

implementation and management of cost-effective information systems to help

clinics and hospitals perform better financially while creating

opportunities to improve quality of care. Skilled in almost all phases of

health care information technology, including over 12 years electronic

health records experience, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual

design through implementation and optimization. Core strength in building

both information technology teams and partnering with the caregiver

community to assure viable solutions. Key core qualifications include:

Strategic & Operational IT Infrastructure Design &

Technology Planning Implementation

Technology & Business Linkage Voice/Data Telecommunications


IT Delivery & Data Center Emerging Technologies


Capital Planning & Investment Technology Integration &

Control Interfaces

IT Skills Gap Analysis & Technology Architecture

Performance Optimization


AURORA HEALTH CARE, Milwaukee, WI 2008 to present

Vice President Clinic Information Systems

Aurora Health Care is an integrated health care delivery network serving

eastern Wisconsin with 15 hospitals, 3000 physicians and annual revenues

of $4.2B. As Vice President Clinic Information Systems, with an annual

operating budget of $12MM and 110 staff, responsibilities encompassed

applications strategy, direction and management. Major products include

Cerner's Ambulatory PowerChart, Epic Enterprise Suite and GE/IDX.

Responsibilities & Accomplishments:

Leading a $190MM project to deploy Epic's systems throughout Aurora's

hospitals, clinics and home health entities

Led an 8 month effort to build and install the Epic inpatient system for

Aurora's first hospital using Epic

Managed the migration of approximately 75 physician practices from 13

different clinics to Aurora's systems

Led the IT staff planning and financial modeling for Aurora's migration

from Cerner, GE/IDX and McKesson Medipac to Epic's Enterprise Suite

Led the IT planning effort to qualify Aurora physicians for ARRA HITECH

stimulus funds

ADVANCED HEALTHCARE, Milwaukee, WI (acquired by Aurora Health Care) 1998 to


Vice President Information Systems

Advanced Healthcare, which was acquired by Aurora Health Care in 2008,

was a 300 physician multi-specialty group practice. As the Vice

President Information Systems, with an annual operating budget of $8.5MM

and 60 staff, responsibilities encompassed information systems strategy,

direction, management and operations.

Responsibilities & Accomplishments:

Created, won approval and implemented strategic information systems

program to replace all primary practice management and health

information applications. With $13MM in capital expenditures,

replacement applications included:

Ambulatory Suite for Registration, Billing, Scheduleing and

Electronic Health Record (Epic)

Laboratory Information System (Sunquest)

Personal Productivity Tools (Microsoft Exchange and Office)

Interface Engine (Sun eGate)

Multiple PBX telephone systems (Cisco and Nortel)

Led the patient web portal (Epic MyChart) implementation with prescription

renewal requests, secure messaging, direct appointment scheduling, results

delivery and medical history

Led the selection process for a system-wide PACS to accommodate 160,000

images annually

Led two standing Board Committees (Information Systems Steering and

Information Systems Strategic Planning)

MILWAUKEE MEDICAL CLINIC, Milwaukee, WI (acquired by Advanced Healthcare)

1996 to 1998

Management Information Systems Consultant

Milwaukee Medical Clinic, which merged into Advanced Healthcare at the

beginning of 1998, was a 300 physician multi-specialty group practice.

As a Management Information Systems Consultant, primary responsibility

encompassed information systems planning utilizing contemporary health

care information system platforms.

Responsibilities & Accomplishments:

Created a three year information systems plan with building blocks and


Directed the evaluation and selection process for new practice

management, clinical and medical management information systems to

serve the needs of the post merger group

MERITER HOSPITAL, Madison, WI 1995 to 1996

Senior Director of Management Information Systems

Meriter Hospital, which integrated the Physicians Plus Medical Group

Information Systems department prior to the planned acquisition, is a 500

bed hospital. As the Senior Director of Management Information Systems,

responsibilities encompassed clinical information systems and


Responsibilities & Accomplishments:

Created a five year telecommunications plan for seamless voice

communication between 23 clinics and 2 hospitals.

Assembled a Request for Proposal for a clinical information system to

accommodate the requirements of physicians.

PHYSICIANS PLUS MEDICAL GROUP, Madison, WI (acquired by Meriter Hospital)

1988 to 1995

Director of Management Information Systems

Physicians Plus Medical Group was a 250 physician multi-specialty group

practice. As the Director of Management Information Systems, with 15

staff and an annual operating budget of $2MM, responsibilities

encompassed information systems strategy, direction, management and


Responsibilities & Accomplishments:

Migrated all practice management applications for entire medical group to

a new platform

Authored strategic information system plans, annual work plans and budgets

consistent with the organization's business plan

DIGITAL DATA DESIGNS, Madison, WI 1984 to 1988


Digital Data Designs was a boutique information systems consulting group

focused on software design and programming.

Responsibilities & Accomplishments:

Led group to define and recommend health related utilization reporting

Developed electronic insurance claims programs for medical group

Developed electronic file transfer program for software manufacturer

Evaluated the health care portion of the General Assistance program for

Milwaukee County

Created an application to assist electrical engineers with power

distribution systems



Lecturer - School of Allied Health (part-time)

Expanded curriculum and taught 3-credit course introducing medical

informatics to undergraduate students in health care administration

track. Participated in search and screen committee to select faculty for

newly established graduate program in medical informatics


Lecturer in Medical Informatics (part-time)

Responded to the increasing importance of information and communications

in health care systems by selecting and teaching current topics. Taught

students skills to evaluate health care information system issues and



Certified Systems Professional (CSP), Institute for the Certification of

Computer Professionals

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) member

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)


National Institute of Medical Informatics, Board of Directors and Treasurer


Wisconsin Health Information Exchange, Advisory Board Member (Current)

UW-Milwaukee Health Care Administration and Informatics Advisory Board


UW-Milwaukee Health Care Informatics Search and Screen Committee (2007)

State of Wisconsin eHealth Care Quality and Patient Safety Board,

Information Exchange Workgroup (2005)

Doctor's Office Quality - Information Technology Advisory Board (2005-08)

Wisconsin Epic User Group, Inc., Chairperson (2008)

Wisconsin Health Information Exchange, Planning and Technology Committee,

Chairperson (2007-08)


M.B.A. Information Systems, University of Wisconsin (1996)

B. S. Economics, University of Wisconsin (1981)


Novogoratz, Scott, "Using EMRs to Improve Quality of Care", Advance for

Health Information Executives, Volume 11, Issue 1, Page 51

Thompson, D., Classen, D., Garrido, T., Bisordi, J., Novogoratz, S.,

Zywiak, W., "The Value of Vendor-Reported EHR Benefits Data", Healthcare

Financial Management 2007 Apr ;61 (4):82-6

Scott Novogoratz

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