Board of Directors

Arthur KapoorPresident and CEO
Lee BarrettBoard Member
The Honorable Nan HayworthBoard Member
Patrick KennedyBoard Member
Sita KapoorChief Information Officer

  Arthur Kapoor - President and CEO

Arthur Kapoor is a creative and driven entrepreneur that has spent the last 33 years building financial, clinical and operational platforms to solve the most perplexing challenges across several industries.

Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and an MBA from Rutgers University, Kapoor pioneered technology that helped business executives visualize data in new and different ways, creating market leadership and differentiation for the clients he served. In 1986, he partnered with fellow entrepreneurs to create Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs for the furniture industry, pioneering the concept of visualizing facilities management floor plans with office furniture, which was acquired by a leading furniture manufacturer. In 1991, Kapoor entered the healthcare arena by founding Med-Link Technologies, which became the fastest growing healthcare claims clearinghouse in the US; Med-Link was subsequently acquired by Emdeon.

In 1997, Kapoor founded Infotech Global, Inc. a software development company that uses agile methodologies to build applications for its clients, offering a wide range of services across the entire software application lifecycle. Kapoor returned his focus to healthcare in 2005, after noting the continued challenges faced by providers in accessing and using data to drive informed patient care. Kapoor was an early pioneer in interoperability and health information exchange, providing the infrastructure for the New Jersey Health Information Network. In 2012, HealthEC was formed to enable healthcare organizations to manage their population’s health by aggregating information from all sources and translating that knowledge into action. Building on its expertise in data exchange, analytics and workflow, HealthEC developed a full spectrum of solutions to help organizations deliver on the promise of value-based care – improving the quality of care for a population of patients through prevention, care coordination and chronic care management.

Kapoor is also a passionate philanthropist. He founded Akluyva in 2010, and continues to ensure that almost 400 orphaned Indian children are provided with food, clothing, education and medical care. Kapoor is also a regular speaker and panelist on the lecture circuit of World Economic Forum addressing Third World Technology challenges, and contributes his free time to counsel startup leaders. In 2011, Kapoor was knighted by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta for his charitable work around the world.

Kapoor remains active in academia as well, serving as the Co-Executive Vice Chair, Board of Overseers: Membership, for the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) which provides a leadership role in fundraising, and a critical link between academe and the business community.

  Lee Barrett - Board Member

Mr. Barrett is the executive director of Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a 501c6 not-for profit national accreditation organization. He currently serves as a board trustee with NJ-HITEC, New Jersey’s Regional Extension Center. Mr. Barrett has 10 years of experience in leading healthcare professional services organizations including: PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAIC, Covansys and Virtusa. In addition, he has 20 years of experience in senior management roles in payer organizations including: MassMutual, Connecticut Mutual, Travelers and Aetna.

He has lead and grown healthcare and other software/solutions companies including: MultiMate, Barrett Consulting Group, Medical Banking Exchange (MBEXX) and Claredi Corp. He has also held a role in senior leadership for the American Dental Association Business Enterprises Inc. (ADABEI), the for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of the ADA, a provider organization. He has served as chairman of WEDI, and ASCX12N Insurance Subcommittee and has been on a number of other industry board roles.

He speaks nationally on a variety of e-Health/e-Commerce and industry topics and is involved in a number of industry coalitions promoting the use and implementation of both administrative and clinical transactions, including the development and proliferation of electronic health records (EHR) and “Meaningful Use”, National Health Information Network (NIHN) and Health Information Exchanges (HIE’s). Mr. Barrett continues to work on key e-Health industry initiatives that lay out the foundation for health information technology – including support and implementation of ARRA, HIPAA and HITECH.

 The Honorable Nan Hayworth - Board Member

The Honorable Nan Hayworth, M.D., represented New York’s 19th congressional district in the 112th Congress. A board-certified ophthalmologist and the only female physician ever elected a Member of Congress, Dr. Hayworth relied on her medical background to analyze health care initiatives as a member of the House Doctors Caucus.

She was honored with a position on the House Financial Services Committee, with membership on the Whip Team, and with selection by the Speaker to serve on the joint House-Senate conference committee determining continuation of the payroll tax holiday and Medicare reimbursements for 2012. Dr. Hayworth was recognized by many organizations for her work on behalf of medicine, seniors, environmentalism, animal rights, and agriculture.

A graduate of Princeton University and Cornell University Medical College, Dr. Hayworth practiced for 16 years, starting with her own solo practice and later joining a large multispecialty medical group; she also worked as a medical director in healthcare communications at Cline Davis & Mann, a division of Omnicom. Dr. Hayworth appears frequently as a commentator in national and local media.

 Patrick Kennedy - Board Member

Patrick Kennedy has spent the past 32 years creating successful electronic networks connecting payers and providers. He has held executive positions overseeing marketing, sales and business development for GE, GTE, NEIC, Avicenna Systems and CareInsite. In 2001, Kennedy started his consulting company, PJ Consulting, Inc., where he supported dozens of the largest commercial payers and numerous vendors to design and implement cost-effective EDI networks for clinical information exchange. He has also collaborated with pharmaceutical companies to create member communication programs.

Kennedy serves on the boards of GEMMS, MRO and RemitDATA. Most recently, he served on the boards of HCPro/Greeley, prior to its sale to BLR and Keystone Partners, and Bloodhound, prior to its sale to Verisk Analytics. In 2015, Kennedy was named to Health Data Management’s 50 Top Healthcare IT Experts.

 Sita Kapoor - Chief Information Officer

Sita is a healthcare IT entrepreneur and innovative leader directing HealthEC’s research and development team, applying mathematical and computing models in the custom development of large-scale data integration and analytics solutions that empower physicians and healthcare organizations to identify and engage at-risk patients requiring closer medical attention. She is also actively involved in HIPAA workgroups, charged with defining consent and transaction standards.

Prior to HealthEC, Sita was co-founder and CIO of IGI Health, a provider of IT solutions and BPO services. There, she built the Med-Link clearinghouse that allowed provider organizations working with any billing system to capture and convert data into discrete data formats for claims adjudication. Sita further designed the foundation for custom and packaged healthcare portal solutions, including the payer-provider portal, clinical exchange and the personal health record. She has also provided consulting services for numerous multi-national healthcare companies including United Healthcare, Siemens Medical Systems and Johnson & Johnson healthcare.

Sita began her data scientist career in the aeronautics sector in the mid-1980s. She was part of an engineering team that programmed the navigational backup system for the U.S. Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. She also converted raw satellite telemetry data that was fed to the first UNIX database for satellite monitoring via Microsoft tools. For a NASA project, she interpreted encrypted satellite data to prevent spacecraft communication failure.

She holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and a Master of Computer Science degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.

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