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Gary Starnes

AVP, Systems Development, Integration, & Architecture

VP, IT Governance at BrightSpring Health Services

Thompsons Station, Tennessee

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Ardent Health Services

AVP, Systems Development, Integration, & Architecture

February 2012 to Present

Greater Nashville Area

Healthways, Inc.

Senior Director, Business Technology

March 2006 to December 2011

Greater Nashville Area


AVP Operations

September 2004 to October 2005

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Ardent Health Services

Ardent Health Services is a nationwide provider of hospital and healthcare services. Ardent owns and operates 14 hospitals serving three major markets as well as owning physician practice organizations, retail pharmacies, diagnostic facilities and abulatory surgery centers. Ardent has annual revenues in excess of $2 billion. Reporting to the CIO, responsible for all software development functions supporting...

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Results oriented technology and operations leader with proven ability to drive value creation and recognition from technology while developing and fostering strong relationships between technology and business executives.AVP, Systems Development, Integration, & Architecture @ Ardent Health Services is a nationwide provider of hospital and healthcare services. Ardent owns and operates 14 hospitals serving three major markets as well as owning physician practice organizations, retail pharmacies, diagnostic facilities and abulatory surgery centers. Ardent has annual revenues in excess of $2 billion. Reporting to the CIO, responsible for all software development functions supporting Ardent's Health Information Exchange (HIE), Data Warehouse and Clinical Analytics functions along with the development of web and mobile application strategies. Currently also lead the enterprise architecture function establishing standards & ensuring solutions align with established guidelines and integrate well into our overall architecture framework. Lead the ground up development of a robust clinical clinical data architecture which facilitates delivery of actionable information at the point of patient care. Maintain executive level strategic relationships with senior clinical staff in the markets we serve, ensuring technology delivery is aligned with market-driven business objectives. Recruit, retain, and develop a team of highly capable technology architects and development professionals to drive Ardent's strategic development objectives. From February 2012 to Present (3 years 11 months) Greater Nashville AreaSenior Director, Business Technology @ Healthways (NYSE: HWAY) is an industry leading provider of well-being, fitness, and population health support solutions to Healthcare payors, providers, employers, and individuals with annual revenues of approximately $700 million. Reporting to the CIO, IT executive responsible for ensuring quality, cost competive, and value-added services are provided to key internal and external customers through Business Technology. . •Represent Business Technology assigned markets and business unit(s) to drive revenue growth and cost productivity • Enable customers to: (1) translate their business and customer visions (2) document clear, concise specifications and actionable plans, (3) develop effective and efficient processes and (4) maximize value to our customers by delivering as intended on back-end • Champion the development of strategic plans for assigned markets and business units and ensure overal alignment of technology resources and projects to enable achievement of business strategies Led data intake and business intelligence functions representing a combined FTE and contract staff of 75 colleagues. Develop client-specific solutions using AGILE development methodology through a blend of FTE, contract, and offshore development resources. Represent Healthways business development efforts through presentations to new, prospective, or existing client executives. From March 2006 to December 2011 (5 years 10 months) Greater Nashville AreaAVP Operations @ Reporting to the COO, operational executive responsible for delivery of medical bill review services to the nation’s largest insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators. • Oversee day-to-day operations of seven claim processing centers with a staff of 300+ claim auditors, nurses, process specialists, and clerical associates processing in excess of 3.5 million physician and hospital bills annually. • Develop and implement staffing models tailored to client-specific workflows to ensure consistent service delivery and quality metrics are met and exceeded. • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all key clients. Negotiate service level metrics and administer performance guarantees. • Lead cross-functional teams to re-engineer inefficient workflows and automate manual processes. From September 2004 to October 2005 (1 year 2 months) Executive Director, Divisional CIO @ Reporting to the President & CEO, responsible for all application development, support, and maintenance for PMSI & Tmesys a $500M Pharmacy Benefits Management, Home Delivery Pharmacy, and Durable Medical Equipment provider specializing in workers’ compensation services. Member of divisional executive leadership team. • Developed a customer-focused IT organization composed of FTE, contract, and offshore resources. Managed IT fiscal budget of $3 million and annual capital expense budget of $7.2 million. • Managed the daily IT maintenance and support activities of three major call-center operations, representing approximately 500 end-users, ensuring maximum system availability and stability. • Drove cultural change to reposition IT as a value-added business partner through implementation of change management, source code management, service level management, and sound project management discipline. From April 2003 to September 2004 (1 year 6 months) Director of Applications / Team Leader @ Led Applications Development team supporting all Disability and Integrated Disability Management application for a user population of over 600 end-users, and multiple external client companies. (Position was eliminated through restructuring in June, 2002) • Developed a comprehensive IT strategy for the disability line of business. Conducted extensive end-user process reviews, identified critical technology gaps, reviewed findings with senior IT and business leadership, and published final report. Acted as a change-agent to develop support with senior business leadership. From May 1999 to June 2002 (3 years 2 months) Program Manager/Assistant Director @ As a member of The Hartford’s internal IT consultancy, engaged by Hartford Life to serve as the CTO of a $200M business segment specializing in life and medical stop-loss products. • Developed an enterprise technology strategy - identified critical information technology projects, prepared budgets and staffing plans, and obtained executive approvals. Executed upon several high-profile technology vendor integration projects which drove increased market differentiation and operational efficiency. From August 1997 to May 1999 (1 year 10 months) Project Director @ Working with various healthcare and managed workers’ compensation units, managed both operations support teams as well as led critical technology projects. From March 1988 to August 1997 (9 years 6 months) Gary Starnes is skilled in: Managed Care, Claims, Vendor Management, Insurance, Health Insurance, PBM, SDLC, Health, Health Plans, Healthcare IT, Healthcare, Medicare, Strategic Planning, Outsourcing, P&L Management

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