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John C. Osberg
Senior Consultant

Through more than 30 years of continuous healthcare industry participation, Mr. Osberg has increasingly focused on growing and re-engineering companies in the healthcare information technology (HIT) industry via integrating new and innovative technology, expanding Internet and banking presence as appropriate, establishing partnerships and alliances, participating in mergers & acquisitions, and assisting with funding as needed.

Mr. Osberg graduated from The George Washington University, Washington, DC with a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration and Humboldt State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

Professional Experience

Consultant, Speaker, Publisher
Mr. Osberg is the Founder of Informed Partners, L.L.C.: A healthcare consulting firm focused on offering business development services and industry intelligence. He assists healthcare companies develop Internet, financial, clinical, patient education and other HIT products and services. He founded John C. Osberg & Associates in 1989. In 1993, merged with Perot Systems/Benton International--the banking/healthcare consulting firm that was the implementation arm of the Hartford Foundation's CHMIS program seeding regional health networks (CHINs--RHIO's predecessors) around the USA. He has assisted corporations, banks, providers, and payers with strategic business development--primarily in the electronic data interchange (EDI), and transaction processing segments of healthcare. He developed the first electronic eligibility network; HCIN, a PCS Health Systems and EIC (now WebMD) initiative. Mr. Osberg assisted with multiple healthcare initiatives to expand credit card volumes and market share. In 1990 he published the first comprehensive "Directory of Healthcare EDI Companies" and published a quarterly newsletter: "EDI News". He has provided business development services to a major clinical/electronic medical record system vendor.

Corporate Executive
Mr. Osberg served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer, Transaction Services Division, of the NASDAQ traded, then $500 million/year, medical billing services company Medaphis Corporation for the 3-year period ending 1997. He had management responsibility for electronic claims/transaction processing companies and payer relationships. He participated in a number of mergers and acquisitions focused on strategic initiatives in the electronic data interchange (EDI) and network services areas and negotiated several successful contracts for Medaphis. In the mid-1980s, he served as Western Regional Director for healthcare practice management systems at Harris/Lanier. During the 1970s, he served as a senior executive in two California hospitals.

Entrepreneur, Investor
He started a first generation managed-care information company called IPA Information Systems, Inc. in 1978 and served as Vice President of Sales/Marketing. In 1981 Mr. Osberg formed a multi-state physician office practice management system company serving physicians and dentists and became IBM's first VAR in that industry segment. He participated in a nationwide physician practice management systems company "roll-up" that lead to an initial public offering in 1999.

Education
Graduated from The George Washington University, Washington, D. C. with a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration and Humboldt State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.


Informed Partners, LLC
John C. Osberg is the Managing Partner of Informed Partners, L.L.C. Founded in 1996, Informed Partners, LLC is a business development services, management consulting, and research firm focused on assisting healthcare technology companies and financial institutions achieve long-term competitive advantage via organic growth, partnerships and alliances, in addition to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. www.informedpartners.com.

 

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