Jason Morgan’s entrepreneurial spirit first took hold at age 10 when he sold stationery door-to-door. At age 34, that spirit took him further, leading him to found his first consulting practice, then a multi-million dollar health IT company.
Throughout his career, he’s used his life experiences to see beyond current problems and develop innovative ideas.
For every obstacle, his thinking is:
What’s possible? What can we do better?
Putting the person first comes from his original career in healthcare as a paramedic. After saving a person’s life at a gym, the focus for his business philosophy was set. It has always been “what is best for the person.” This includes those inside an organization, as well as its customers.
While being a paramedic allowed him to help people, he longed to make an impact on larger populations. Taking his passion for problem-solving and natural abilities with computers, Jason switched his career to health IT. But, the focus stayed on the person.
Excelling in his career’s new direction brought him opportunities throughout the U.S., including major health systems in Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Chicago, and Dallas. Jason also had the opportunity to work with the US Department of Defense at military hospitals and clinics, including Joint Base Andrews, Lackland AFB, Travis AFB, Beale AFB, Presidio of Monterey, and Forts Benning, Hood, and Lewis.
After these varied and challenging experiences, Jason started his own health IT consulting practice, MJ Morgan Consulting, in 2008 with one hospital client.
One year later, with his long-time business partner, and in the wake of ARRA and HITECH, they formed iPractice Group, an organization dedicated to serving the entire needs of small and mid-size medical practices. Investors quickly saw its potential and funded it beyond $10 million. iPractice served hundreds of medical practices in 22 states. At its peak, the company had a payroll of nearly 100 employees, with three vice presidents reporting to Jason.
In 2013, Jason moved on from iPractice, seeking opportunities to do one-on-one problem-solving with similar start-ups but also wanting a frame of reference external to healthcare industry thinking. An active member of ACHE, he saw that healthcare had even bigger challenges ahead and it would need perspective from outside the industry.
During this time Jason consulted with a rapidly growing online retailer to develop operations and management structure to support development of investor capital, infrastructure expansion, and increased profitability. During his one-year involvement, he helped guide the company to a single-year doubling of sales revenue from $3.4 million to $7.2 million. He also helped bring on the first outside investor to facilitate acquisition of the client’s first subsidiary and purchase of a new $1M warehouse facility.
His focus on detail and analytics, as well as prior experience building and managing a mid-size organization, has given Jason knowledge and insight that C-level leaders crave.
Jason has seen firsthand the power analytics and data bring to help organizations gain insight and guide decisions on growing bottom-line dollars and satisfying customers.
By constantly reframing the problem at hand and creating new solutions, Jason sees beyond initial obstacles so that bigger issues are solved before they appear. To him, it’s about being more profitable and productive, with happier employees and more satisfied customers.
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- Founded health IT company, raised $10M in private capital, acquired one subsidiary, employed 100+, and delivered EHR & RCM services to customers in 22 states. Won Nashville’s Best Places to Work 2 years in a row. Employer in residence with Belmont University MBA program.
- Guided online retailer to a single-year 100% increase in sales revenue ($3M to $7M), established finance and accounting function, created strategic plan, and brought in first private investor and first acquisition simultaneously.
- Transitioned an academic hospital from full-suite Cerner to Epic, including custom program to migrate over 1 million patients & 5 million results.
- Managed a PharmNet optimization project, chartered and funded a $2M pharmacy robotics project, and led the certification of a new $500M hospital in urban Chicago.
- Implemented full-suite Cerner Millennium at 3- hospital health system.
- Chair-Elect and Member of Vanderbilt University Patient and Family Advisory Council.
- American College Healthcare Executives, member 5 years.