Our Mission
Positively impact patient care by delivering award-winning healthcare IT solutions for providers of every size and budget.

6 Offices

200+ Employees

17 Years in Business

History


Founded in 2002 and based in Carlsbad, Calif., Medsphere’s CareVue solution is an acute and inpatient behavioral health-oriented portfolio of clinical products and services. The Medsphere team sees the patient as the ultimate beneficiary of broadly adopted healthcare IT. Ultimately, a fully interoperable, nationwide healthcare IT system enables better patient care and gives America a leg up on chronic social problems like substance abuse and homelessness. We cannot succeed in realizing the goal of quality care for all citizens by keeping data in silos and failing to enable communication among disparate systems.

With these goals in mind, Medsphere has recently expanded to incorporate solutions that meet the needs of healthcare providers across the continuum of care.

Board of Directors





Chief Executive Officer

Irv H. Lichtenwald

Irv Lichtenwald has more than 30 years experience helping technology firms evolve from the start-up phase to public markets, consistently demonstrating a strong attraction to entrepreneurial enterprises and groundbreaking ideas.

Board Chairman

Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH

An internationally recognized healthcare thought leader and advocate of information technology as an enabler for improving healthcare safety and quality, Dr. Kizer served as president and CEO of Medsphere for several years, retiring in October 2007. He continues as chairman, a position he has held since Medsphere was founded in 2002.

Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Investor

Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett’s professional work has taken him from the mini-computer to the cloud, from studying machine language at Stanford to putting those same 0’s and 1’s to work as IT business opportunities.

Healthcare Investor and Innovator

Emma Cartmell

For more than two decades, Emma Cartmell has been a significant force in enabling better patient care and enhanced individual health through healthcare innovation and investment. As COO, she was an essential participant in the launch of NantHealth, a $1 billion private healthcare fund focused on delivering transformative healthcare.

Managing Director, EPIC Ventures

Nick Efstratis

Nick Efstratis is a managing director at EPIC Ventures and has been a venture capitalist investing in seed and early-stage technology companies since 1999. Along with the other managing directors of EPIC, he concurrently is an officer of Zion’s Bank SBIC Venture Fund.

General Partner, Azure Capital Partners

Mike Kwatinetz

Mike Kwatinetz is a founding general partner with Azure Capital Partners, where he specializes in software and related infrastructure technologies.

Principal, Sixth Street

Lee Mooney

Lee Mooney is a Principal at Sixth Street Growth. Prior to joining Sixth Street in 2018, Lee was a Vice President at TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm where he focused on healthcare investments. Prior to TA Associates, Lee worked in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Finance.

Senior Advisor, NueCura

Miriam J. Paramore

Miriam Paramore has been influencing the direction of the healthcare technology industry for more than 30 years. She is a Senior Advisor at NueCura, a Nashville-based healthcare angel investment group, as well as advisor to several venture and private equity firms. She currently serves as the president and Chief Strategy Officer of OptimizeRx, a digital health company focused on affordability and adherence.

Anesthesiologist, Angel Investor

Randall S. Prust

Dr. Prust graduated with highest honors with a BSE in chemical engineering from Arizona State University in 1974 and honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his internship, residency, and board certification in both anesthesiology and pain management.

Managing Director, NextEquity Partners

Rami Reyes

Rami Reyes is a co-founder and managing director at NextEquity Partners, a mid-late stage venture capital firm led by former Apple and Elevation Partners executives. Prior to co-founding NextEquity Partners, Rami was a principal at Elevation Partners, where he invested in leading tech companies, including Facebook, Airbnb, Marketshare, and Sonos.

Leadership





Chief Executive Officer

Irv H. Lichtenwald

Irv Lichtenwald has more than 30 years experience helping technology firms evolve from the start-up phase to public markets, consistently demonstrating a strong attraction to entrepreneurial enterprises and groundbreaking ideas.

Chief Government and Revenue Officer

Richard K. Sullivan

Richard has more than 30 years of experience in strategic planning, developing, implementing and supporting enterprise applications within the healthcare IT, welfare/fraud, financial services and law enforcement sectors.

Chief Technology Officer

Lily S. Chang

Over an extensive and varied career, Lily S. Chang has demonstrated a keen understanding of the idea that technology adoption by an organization or industry must be diligently managed and focused on people.

Chief Financial Officer

Rita Schaefer

Rita Schaefer’s broad understanding of healthcare finance is the product of extensive experience advising doctors and owners of medical practices. Rita brought financial discipline to ChartLogic when she joined the company in 2000, later becoming chief financial officer.

Chief Customer Officer and President, ChartLogic Division

Christopher Langehaug

Chris Langehaug brings 20 years with ChartLogic to his current leadership roles. After joining ChartLogic, Chris rose through the ranks to become VP and later SVP of operations, ultimately taking on his current responsibilities as both Medsphere CCO and president of ChartLogic.

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Jeri Judkins

Jeri Judkins has more than 25 years of experience leading sales and marketing in the healthcare industry, focusing specifically on solutions that improve clinical outcomes, advance operational efficiency, and increase overall patient satisfaction. Jeri also serves as the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for ChartLogic.

Chief Medical Information Officer

John Santmann, MD

Dr. John Santmann is an emergency physician and software developer who founded Wellsoft over 30 years ago to improve patient care and the challenging emergency medicine environment. Over the years, John has practiced emergency medicine in various hospitals throughout San Francisco, St. Louis and New Jersey.

Chief Legal Officer

Michael Chodos

Michael has over 30 years of experience building the success of high-growth technology companies, especially those in highly regulated sectors. In addition to helping grow private sector companies, Michael has led economic development and public policy at the federal and state levels.

Vice President, Commercial Sales

Paul Corbett

Paul Corbett is an accomplished health IT sales executive who has more than 20 years' experience with hospitals, IDN’s and health systems. Paul's career has focused on driving revenue in smaller and mid-sized entrepreneurial and start-up organizations. He also has extensive experience with channel and partner management.

Join Our Team

Medsphere is continually looking for new talent to help improve our team. If you are interested in being a core component of our business, you can view all available positions here:

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