Neil SimonChief Operating Officer
Neil brings a strong combination of operational and technology leadership to his role as Chief Operating Officer at eMDs. Neil drives eMDs vision by delivering innovative solutions in all aspects of operations, product management, support and implementation for the benefit of our partners, customers and their patients. His goal is to ensure that eMDs offerings continue to bring revolutionary, award winning and easy to use solutions to the Healthcare marketplace.
Before joining eMDs, Neil was the COO of Aprima Medical Software, a position he held for almost 15 years. He played a crucial role in taking Aprima from a small start-up to an industry leading, best in KLAS company that was acquired by eMDs in 2019. Prior to Aprima, he was GE Healthcare’s General Manager in charge of Centricity Physician Office products. Before that, Neil was Vice President of Operations and Chief Technology Officer at Millbrook Corporation, one of the nation’s top physician practice management vendors, where his vision led the product development group. He also oversaw technical support, training, and information technology.
A software veteran, Neil began his 33 years of progressive experience in the design and development of healthcare IT by writing a practice management system for an ophthalmological practice at the tender age of 17. He leveraged this into his career at Millbrook being the original designer and architect creating the industry leading Windows based practice management system in the 90s. This software is still being used more than 20 years later.
Neil’s passion for Healthcare IT is recognized and appreciated through his participation in industry organizations that help promote the interoperability in the healthcare environment. These include being an advisory board member of the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) and SureScripts. He also participated in HIMSS, HIMSS EHR Association, and Commonwell Health Alliance. At MS-HUG he helped develop the first product neutral integration effort called Active-X for Healthcare.
Neil received his dual bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin.