This is a guest post provided by Paula Anthony, Ph.D., Advisor at Next Wave Health Advisors, a Huntzinger company.
Paula Anthony, Ph.D.
Next Wave Health Advisors
Time in Healthcare
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been more than 30 years. In 1983, I started my career working for Amherst Associates in Tampa. Amherst was an early entrant into the decision support tech space and eventually was acquired by HBO & Company. I joined Ernst & Young’s Dallas-based healthcare technology practice in 1985, working in numerous markets for the next 10 years, and lastly, as the Senior Manager responsible for EY’s southwest practice. Jumping at the opportunity to be the first Vice President/CIO of ETMC Regional Healthcare System (now UT Health East Texas), I remained in that role until 2018 when I transitioned into an overall strategy and business development role. During my 23 years at ETMC, the health system grew from five to 15 hospitals with scores of clinics and other outpatient services covering almost 40,000 square miles of rural East Texas.