Named Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2016, Alan Portela has more than 25 years of experience in bringing groundbreaking medical technology solutions to market. Mr. Portela originally joined AirStrip as a senior advisor and member of the Board prior to his appointment as CEO in 2011.
Mr. Portela’s vision of healthcare mobility has solidified AirStrip's leadership position in a rapidly-changing landscape. Under his direction, AirStrip has evolved from enabling near-real-time medical device mobile visualization and interoperability for obstetrics and cardiology waveforms to an enterprise-wide platform delivering full data interoperability and mobile visualization. The result of this evolution is a ‘single pane of glass’ that provides clinicians with near-real-time access from multiple data sources and care settings around their specific needs. Through AirStrip, Mr. Portela has helped to unlock the full analytical value of disparate healthcare data that can drive significant quality, outcomes, reimbursement, and cost improvements as healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to fee-for-value.
Prior to joining AirStrip, Mr. Portela was CEO and principal of Hybrid Clinical Transformation, LLC, where he developed successful EHR adoption strategies for the U.S. Military Health System and much of the Veterans Health Administration. He also served as President and Chief Strategist at CliniComp, Intl., and in senior executive roles in several innovative healthcare technology and service organizations.
A Partner at Sequoia Capital in the area of growth stage healthcare companies, Michael Dixon works with businesses including AirStrip, Healthcare Quality Catalyst, Implantable Provider Group, and MedExpress. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2008, he worked at Fidelity Management & Research Company.
Known for his experience with growth stage healthcare companies, Todd Cozzens joined Sequoia Capital as an advisor in April 2012. The venture capital firm is noted for its investments in Apple, Google, and LinkedIn, along with recent IPOs such as Kayak and ServiceNow. Before joining Sequoia Capital, Mr. Cozzens founded and was CEO of Picis, a provider of electronic medical record software for hospitals, acquired by UnitedHealth Group in 2010. He was then named CEO of the Accountable Care Solutions business at Optum, the technology and services arm of UnitedHealth Group. Before founding Picis, he led Marquette Medical Systems to its IPO and later sale to GE. Mr. Cozzens was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2005 and by Marquette University in 2009.
With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, Keith Pitts is Vice Chairman of Tenet Health. Mr. Pitts was previously the Chairman and CEO of Mariner Post-Acute Network and its predecessor, Paragon Health Network. In addition to serving as OrNda HealthCorp’s Executive Vice President and CFO, he spent more than 15 years as a consultant to healthcare organizations, most recently as a Partner in Ernst & Young's Healthcare Consulting practice. Mr. Pitts also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Federation of American Hospitals, serving as its Chairman in 2007 and 2008.
Appointed CEO of OptumInsight in 2012, Bill Miller has more than 20 years of experience both launching and leading healthcare IT companies. Mr. Miller joined OptumInsight in 2008 and served as president of provider solutions before becoming CEO. Under his direction, the provider business at OptumInsight - a division of Optum, the leading health services arm of UnitedHealth Group - grew to become a leader in health system services and solutions. Previously, Mr. Miller was senior vice president of technologies at Cerner Corporation for more than six years, where he was responsible for the company's global technology businesses as well as its managed services, outsourcing and advanced technology consulting practices. Prior to his time at Cerner, Mr. Miller served as CEO for three technology companies he founded or co-founded throughout the 1990s.
An obstetrician by training, Dr. Cameron Powell stopped practicing in 2008 to focus full-time on the business of developing AirStrip, which he co-founded with Gene Powell and Trey Moore. It is that real-world medical experience that drives the continued development and expansion of the AirStrip healthcare solution suite.