Scott Booher is a healthcare business and technology leader with a 25-year history of scaling and maturing organizations, spanning enterprise to growth-stage companies. He is currently the Principal at HIT Reboot, a Health IT consultancy with a focus on the business models and new entrants transforming healthcare today.
Scott was previously the COO of Central Logic, a growth-stage leader in the patient transfer space. Other roles include COO at Zipnosis, a telehealth start-up, SVP at Ascension Health, providing technology and business leadership for a spin-off of a large non-profit health system; and SVP/CIO at Medica Health Plans, where he built the team, technology infrastructure and strategic partnerships necessary to support a $2B managed care organization spin-off.
Scott has a deep understanding of the business and technology drivers supporting the financing and delivery of healthcare today – an essential quality for senior leaders during this period of disruptive change.
Scott’s leadership experience broadly includes IT and operations functions, for growth-stage to multi-billion revenue companies, with department budgets up to $100M and team sizes of 200+.
Specific areas of focus have included: IT strategy, technical infrastructure, software development, product strategy, large-scale programs, PMO, account management and portals. Staff and consulting clients have included payers, health systems, HIEs and several growth-stage companies, with an extensive healthcare focus.
Scott’s breadth and depth of experience bring key benefits to turnarounds and growth-stage companies in their planning stages including (1) a firm understanding of the historical, seemingly intractable business drivers of healthcare and (2) a clear vision of the path for operational and technology maturity as the business scales. He knows where the goalposts are, particularly what clients will expect as an organization matures.
Scott has led or participated in 20+ due diligence efforts for healthcare, publishing and consumer products companies, in both senior staff and consultant roles. His complementary evaluation roles have been as varied as validating IT strategic plans, rating HIPAA compliance programs, evaluating leadership and providing second opinions on technology vendors and product release calendars.
“Scott is an excellent leader who possesses tremendous discipline and focus and he inspires the same from those with whom he works.”
“In his role as CTO and COO, Scott quickly evaluated organizational needs, established credibility, confidence and communication that enabled the execution of an effective, results-oriented organizational infrastructure.”
“Scott’s ability to move from discussing the real world needs of individual employees, to establishing healthy processes between departments, to communication at the Executive and Board levels was instrumental to his success…”
“Scott was exceptionally successful…tackling a wide variety of complex business and technical problems strategically, while leading the organization collectively towards successful deliveries of new products and new customer implementations.”
“Scott continually demonstrates a unique ability to break down difficult, complex situations into manageable chunks of work for further analysis or improvement. Scott also has a tremendous ability to think strategically while understanding what it takes to achieve the desired business results.”
“His partnership and leadership successfully allowed me and the other teams in the organization to communicate effectively to problem solve and push our strategic initiatives across the line. Scott has earned my respect and highest recommendation.”
“He has a complete understanding of the IT landscape and the issues and roadblocks that get in the way of progress.”
“He has a wide breadth of capabilities, from strategy, to development, to infrastructure. He brings a great mix of the theoretical and the practical to every opportunity.”
“Scott’s ability to execute and lead has been a tremendous inspiration, and he has earned my highest recommendations.”
“He is a strategic thinker, effectively communicated his vision to team members, and helped us improve the efficiency of our processes in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.”
“Scott brings an amazing wealth of knowledge and experience in operational execution and team development. Scott’s ability to lead a dynamic team, building essential organizational infrastructure, and yet staying close to each employee’s needs and concerns was nothing I have witnessed before.”
“He is a dedicated leader focused on solving problems and improving systems and processes across the organization…he brought his A game every day.”
“He has a fact-based, even keel style that enables him to work through difficult issues with people who have different points of view.”
“Scott is an outstanding leader and IT/business executive. He handles himself with great integrity in challenging and politically-charged situations, and knows how to build strong, trusting relationships with business partners and staff.”