About

Health information technology, when done right, has the power to transform the delivery of health care and improve patient outcomes, from the point of care to the community level to the global level. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to enable health care providers to access, manage, and use medical data to inform and optimize patient outcomes at every point along the continuum of care.

Through our seamless, streamlined, and smart Communication Suite, providers can share records of disparate EMRs, improve workflow, and increase efficiencies – all while meeting privacy standards.

Centralis Health, formerly HIE Networks, delivers unparalleled support and service. Our Communication Suite was named a Top 10 Workflow Solution Provider by CIO Applications for its unique ability to provide customers with innovative software solutions, workflow improvements, and the highest compliance security and standards.

Beyond our Communication Suite, we provide expertise in workflow process reengineering, interoperability achievement, data harmonization, and population health management.

The Centralis Health team has been delivering health care technology solutions for over a decade. Behind the technology is a team of bold and passionate individuals who care deeply about our customers' success and are dedicated to creating a better health care experience for everyone.

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Mission

To enable health care providers to access, manage, and use medical information at the point of care and beyond.

Vision

A better health care experience for everyone.

Values

These values guide our work, actions, and interactions every single day:

Courage

It takes courage to lead and tenacity to succeed. We are bold and unconstrained by the way things have always been done. We’re deliberate in our drive to continually break down barriers and find a better way to help our customers and communities deliver a better health care experience.

Agility

Rapid innovations and advancements in health care mean change. By being nimble as individuals and as an organization, we are flexible, dynamic, and built to adapt and respond quickly to meet changing regulations and the needs of our customers with creative, pragmatic, and effective solutions.

Connections

Developing deep connections with our customers, our community, and each other is at the core of who we are. We believe that meaningful and caring connections between people and organizations can build bridges and understanding that will lead to better and stronger outcomes.

Empathy

Empathy begins with understanding every person’s and organization’s unique challenges and perspectives. We feel and identify with our customers’ needs, putting ourselves in their shoes in order to deliver an experience that exceeds their expectations.

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Our History

Our roots began when vascular surgeon Dr. Dan Kaelin and technology entrepreneur Allen Byington started the nonprofit Big Bend Regional Health Information Organization (BBRHIO), a first-of-its-kind health resource and secure patient record-sharing service providing software platforms that connected medical offices and facilities. Under their leadership, BBRHIO quickly became known as the largest and most successful Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) for its delivery of safer, more cost-effective health care.

Together, Byington and Dr. Kealin worked diligently to lay the foundation for successful Health Information Exchange (HIE) participation and implementation within the community. After five years of successfully sharing hundreds of thousands of patient medical records, the organization shifted from nonprofit status and, in 2010, rebranded as HIE Networks, with a goal of expanding the availability of affordable, provider-driven HIEs throughout the U.S.

Over the next decade, the company’s vision and offerings expanded, and in 2021 it became Centralis Health, a name that reflects its philosophy and long history of placing physicians, hospitals, and other providers at the center of everything they do. It remains one of the only original and successful RHIOs uniquely positioned to help communities design and implement an effective and sustainable HIE.

Today, Centralis Health is enabling a world in which all patient health information is immediately and securely available to promote the highest possible health outcomes, providing a better healthcare experience for everyone.

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Our Team

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Zach Finn

Chief Executive Officer

Zach Finn has been focused on Health Information Exchange and HIPAA-compliant communications software and business since 2006. His work in the Health IT communications field goes from “soup to nuts” and his expertise ranges from fostering social capital with community health care leaders to technical system architecture implementation, to grant acquisition and management, to developing service-based business models, to working with federally funded non-profit physician advocacy programs designed to help providers navigate electronic health record (EHR) systems and achieve Meaningful Use.

Prior to becoming involved in Health IT, Finn had nearly two decades of professional IT experience that included database administration and data warehousing, Microsoft quality improvement, software development, system design and requirements gathering, and project management for complex information technology projects, as well as business development and account management for governmental and private clients.

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Bill Jacobus

Chief Financial Officer

Bill Jacobus has been CFO of Centrails Health (formerly HIE Networks) since its inception and was previously CFO at a health care information and technology start-up that pioneered vending machines for pharmaceuticals and helped develop health care information exchange software.
Well before that, he founded and was CEO of a fitness software company for desktop computers before the internet was a thing. Eventually, he veered away from software to partner in real estate development specializing in multi-unit housing complexes. Jacobus graduated from Rollins College in 1982 with a degree in Business Finance and Administration. In his spare time, he races cars because he’s too old to race motorcycles anymore.

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Allen Byington

Founder and Chairman

Allen Byington is a serial entrepreneur with business successes that include automotive, aircraft, communications, broadband technology, and health information technology and exchange. Byington was the visionary and driving force behind the creation and establishment of Big Bend Regional Healthcare Information Organization and the co‐architect of its health information exchange (HIE) technology infrastructure.

Byington, along with board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Dan Kaelin, established Centralis Health (formerly known as HIE Networks) to expand the availability of affordable, health care provider-driven HIE throughout the United States.

A tireless advocate, Byington donates his personal time and resources to support the expansion of HIE in Florida. He works collaboratively with the Florida Hospital Association and the Florida Medical Association to support their federal and state advocacy and has served as a pro bono advisor on health information policies for a number of other organizations.

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Lawrence Dan Kaelin, MD

Chief Medical Officer - Founder

Dr. Dan Kaelin has been a vascular surgeon in private practice with Vascular Surgery Associates in Tallahassee, Florida, since 1992. He received his medical degree in 1985 from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He was Chief Resident from 1990-91 and a Vascular Fellow in 1991-92. Dr. Kaelin has conducted research, written extensively, and made numerous professional presentations on a wide range of surgical topics. Dr. Kaelin was a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1988 to 2001 and served as an Attending Vascular Surgeon at Walter Reed Army Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, with added qualifications in Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Kaelin was a founding board member and Chair of the Big Bend Regional Healthcare Information Organization (Big Bend RHIO). He is a tireless champion in local and statewide initiatives to develop Health Information Exchanges (HIE) so individual EMR systems can share patient medical information. His aim is to ensure that clinicians remain involved in the decisions of health care IT as federal health care legislation unfolds.

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Katie Bradley

Director of Operations and Workflow

As Director of Operations and Workflow, Bradley is responsible for helping hospitals and medical practitioners transition from their outdated and manual health care communications workflows and processes to embrace Centralis Health's innovative and cloud-based solutions. This includes transforming existing fax, internal communications, and referral management processes to achieve maximum efficiency, productivity, and cost savings. In addition, Bradley leads efforts to encourage and engage greater community participation in health care exchanges between providers and hospitals.

Prior to joining Centralis Health in 2015, Bradley served in a variety of administrative and operations roles in health care, including as Director of Operations for Digestive Disease Clinic in Tallahassee, FL. She graduated summa cum laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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Terri Glover

Workflow Engineer

As a Workflow Engineer, Glover is responsible for training and assisting Central Health users as they redesign their internal health care communication processes to increase reliability, efficiency, and security using Centralis Health's solution. Glover serves as a trusted and knowledgeable team member to address questions and problem-solve, all while providing exceptional customer service.

Prior to joining Centralis Health full-time in 2019, Glover staffed the front desk at for Centralis Health’s home office in Tallahassee, FL. Glover graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and she is a registered nurse in the state of Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and home renovation projects.

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Careers

As a growing company, we seek talented individuals with the same values as ours: courage, agility, a sense of connectedness, and empathy. We are a company that has a strong focus on customer care and service, and look for people who are:

  • Positive, with a cheerful attitude
  • Outgoing and enjoy working with people – internally and externally
  • Good communicators
  • Passionate about their work and our customers’ success
  • Self-motivated and fast learners
  • Able to think creatively to help solve customers’ challenges
  • Informed with a general knowledge of health care workflows and processes

Centralis Health offers a supportive and caring work environment, including competitive pay and a generous benefits package with paid health care coverage, paid holidays, paid time off, and company retirement contributions.

Job opportunities are listed below. If you don’t see any that appeal to you, we would still welcome hearing from you. Use the form below to tell us how you believe you can contribute to Centralis Health and help create a better health care experience for everyone.

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