About Harmony Healthcare IT

Harmony Healthcare IT is a data management firm that moves and stores patient, employee and business records for healthcare organizations. To strengthen care delivery and improve lives, vital information is preserved and managed in a way that keeps it accessible, usable, interoperable, secure and compliant.

Since 2006, our US-based team of experts has worked with over 500 unique clinical, financial and administrative software brands used in healthcare delivery organizations. That work includes the archival of competitive archives, which speaks both to the grit with which the team executes in providing professional services and to the intuitive workflows that are built in to the product offering – each of which are award-winning.

Harmony Healthcare IT has been consistently ranked as the #1 data extraction, migration, and archival healthcare IT company according to Black Book™ Market Research for three years (2019-2021) as well as ranked #1 in the 2020 Best in KLAS Software & Services Report as a Category Leader in Data Archiving.

We are focused exclusively on healthcare, servicing more than 500 customer accounts. Whatever the legacy data needs – we get it done. That includes offerings around the lifecycle of data, ranging from application portfolio rationalization to data extraction, migration, conversion, retention, integration and destruction. It also includes a comprehensive HealthData Platform™ of offerings designed specifically for medical data storage,  workflows, transactions, and interoperability.

Our customers’ legacy systems get inventoried and prioritized in an online application rationalization tool called HealthData Planner™. As decisions are made to decommission a legacy system, structured and unstructured data is either extracted and converted to a go-forward system (i.e., Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH) or migrated and secured onto one of our HITRUST CSF®-certified cloud-based storage solutions:

  • HealthData Archiver®, which stores records of any type that require ready access by unlimited business users leveraging a UI with intelligent workflows (i.e. release of information for HIM users or single sign-on for clinicians as integrated on Epic’s App Orchard or marketplaces for other leading electronic health record providers)
  • HealthData Locker™, which provides secure, cost-effective, long-term storage of records that requires only occasional IT-analyst access to files for compliance or disaster recovery
  • HealthData AR Manager™, which maintains necessary interfaces to claims scrubbers, clearinghouses, lockboxes, general ledgers, and statement firms, to store and manage legacy financial records that require complete accounts receivable wind down by revenue cycle users

Records are then activated for interoperability with other systems, entities or consumers via HealthData Integrator™, which provides a set of tools or APIs based on common industry standards such as USCDI, FHIR, HL7, C-CDA, XML, or Direct.

A Great Place to Work®-certified firm for May of 2021 to May of 2022, Harmony Healthcare IT has also been named to the “Best Places to Work in Indiana” list in 2021 and selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.


Meet Our Leadership Team

Tom Liddell

CEO

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Tom is a Managing Partner for Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as Chief Executive Officer. He has over 30 years of experience in healthcare information technology, and was President and Co-Founder of SMI, a healthcare technology firm located in Indiana. SMI was a part of an initial public offering that formed Medical Manager Corp (MMC) where Tom served as a Sr. Vice President. MMC was merged into WebMD where he held positions of Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development as well as Senior VP of Product Management. As Senior VP of Product Management, Tom was responsible for the development and launch of a new fully-integrated financial system and electronic health record. Since 2006, he has provided senior level consulting for a variety of healthcare technology companies, health information exchanges and a regional laboratory. In his career, Tom has been responsible for overall design of Cerner Millennium multi-hospital and laboratory health information exchange platforms. Additionally, he has designed methods of data extraction, integration and backup solutions to better support healthcare integration. Today, he participates in every facet of the Harmony Healthcare IT business, providing vision and operational guidance.

When he’s not in the office, Tom is usually meeting up with family and friends, tailgating at football games, or making music.

Featured in CIO Review’s 50 Most Promising Healthcare Solution Providers – 2020

Brian Liddell

CFO

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Brian is a Senior Partner with Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 15 years of information technology work experience since graduating from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2001. Assisting with the formation of Harmony Healthcare IT, Brian has gained healthcare domain expertise in revenue cycle management, practice management systems, electronic health records, analytics tools, and data extraction/migration/retention. Brian is an integral part of the management team with core competencies in finance, budgeting, forecasting, expense control, risk mitigation, human resources, commercial property management and real estate. He manages partner relationships, review of legal agreements, contract negotiations, and financial modeling. Brian also contributes to business planning and strategy development.

If he’s not concentrating on a spreadsheet, Brian can typically be found in a stadium somewhere across the nation at a concert or major sporting event.

James E. Hammer, PMP

SVP

James E. Hammer, PMP

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Jim is a Senior Partner with Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as VP of Operations and Product Development. He has over 25 years of experience in practice management and healthcare information technology. Jim began in healthcare as a Director of Business Operations at a large Integrated Delivery Network in Northern IL. That role allowed him to transition well into health information technology where he led national implementation efforts for Medical Manager Corp (MMC) and later served as Regional Director of Implementation. MMC was merged into WebMD where Jim held the position of National Director of Product Management. In this role, he was responsible for the deployment and release of seven clinical and financial product lines. Before coming on board full time at Harmony Healthcare IT, Jim consulted on turn-around projects for health IT firms and contributed significantly to efforts around health information exchange. Today, Jim is responsible for the overall design and development of Harmony Healthcare IT products and services as well as operations. An innovator, Jim strives to keep improving the company by encouraging the use of LEAN methodology in each area of the business.

A family man and outdoorsmen, Jim is happiest when at home, lakeside, working in the garden or on the latest home or yard improvement project.

Shannon Larkin

VP, Marketing & Business Development

Shannon Larkin

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Shannon is a Senior Partner with Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as the VP of Marketing and Business Development. She has 25 years of experience working in healthcare as a medical biller, practice management system and electronic health records (EHR) trainer, and health IT marketer. Previously, Shannon was Marketing Manager for PAC-COMP, a health IT firm which went through an initial public offering to become Medical Manager Corp (MMC). MMC was merged into WebMD where Shannon held the position of Director of Marketing. In this role, she was responsible for both strategic and tactical marketing of ten product lines ranging from clinical to practice management to revenue cycle management; as that company changed hands over time, Shannon was also responsible for re-branding. She has experience with marketing strategy, positioning, messaging, event management, mergers and acquisitions, product launch and digital marketing. Today, she contributes to Harmony Healthcare IT in the areas of business development, channel partner management, sales, and product marketing.

Constantly on the move, Shannon enjoys her time at the gym during the week and heading to the lake in Northern Michigan on weekends for skiing and boating.

David Skordahl

AVP of Business Development

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With over 27 years of healthcare experience, David is a results-oriented leader focused on helping clients solve complex business issues. He has extensive experience in the ambulatory healthcare market with a primary concentration on electronic health records (EHR), practice management, EDI, and Health Information Exchange (HIE) space. David previously held positions with Vitera Healthcare (formerly Sage Healthcare, WebMD, and Medical Manager) with an emphasis on Ambulatory Clinical and Business Solutions; and ABILITY Network, Inc. working with health systems to automate challenges on the frontend of the revenue cycle. Just prior to coming to Harmony Healthcare IT, he was Sr. Manager with Allscripts managing eight Allscripts Outcomes Executives within the Allscripts Touchworks vertical.

During his free moments, David can be found in Minnesota enjoying time with his wife and kids, teeing off on the course, or exercising.

Tim Liddell

Strategic Advisor

Tim Liddell

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With nearly 30 years of experience creating and deploying IT offerings in the healthcare space, Tim brings a strong knowledge base to help facilitate operational efficiency and growth. Tim has worked successfully in a variety of verticals including EHR, ePrescribing, provider network development, medication adherence, population health and behavioral health. Most recently, he has concentrated his efforts on Legacy Data Management in his work with Harmony Healthcare IT. His past associations include Medical Manager Corporation, Sage Healthcare Division, Prematics Corporation, and NaviNet.

In his off hours, Tim’s focus turns to his community and volunteering with a local chapter of Vincent DePaul, of which he’s been a part of for over 20 years.

Laurie Seall

AVP

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Laurie has over 12 years of health information technology experience, working in leadership, solutions planning, legacy data archives, and data migrations at Harmony Healthcare IT. She has had exposure to over 100 clinical, financial, administrative and document management systems in both the ambulatory and acute care settings and has deep knowledge of numerous databases and flat file structures. Laurie specializes in technical management, with hands-on experience in the following areas: relational database analysis and programming, ETL services, data integration and medical data interoperability formats. Throughout her career, Laurie has served in the roles of Business Analyst, Customer Support Representative, Data Analyst Team Lead, and Manager of ETL and Data Services. She currently holds the position of Associate Vice President, managing several teams of Systems Analysts and Data Integration Specialists.

Always up for an adventure, when not at the office Laurie enjoys traveling to warm weather destinations, playing tennis, and spoiling her rescue dogs.

Greg Ketcham

Senior Program Director

Greg Ketcham

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Greg has over 25 years of experience in healthcare information technology. He was manager of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) services for SMI in Indiana which was part of an initial public offering that formed Medical Manager Corp where he then served as Director of EDI implementation. Greg led the Midwest team in formalizing standardizations around claims interchange processes for numerous local insurance carriers as well as working with large clearinghouses. In addition, he worked with the VP of Operations on project management standards implementation within the Midwest region. In his time at Harmony, Greg has been focused on building out the Project Management office and scaling to meet the needs of the growing company as well as working on standardization around the tool set and customer
communications.

When not working, Greg spends a good share of his time watching his two daughters play volleyball.

Jon Grenier, MPA

Director of Product Strategy

Jon Grenier, MPA

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Jon has over 14 years of experience working in healthcare with a focus on improving the patient and end-user experience while building high quality, scalable solutions to solve market problems. Beginning his career at Press Ganey, Jon strategically partnered with the nation’s largest health systems to develop, implement, and track targeted patient experience improvement plans. He delivered ongoing virtual and onsite advisory support to all levels of the client’s organization to improve the delivery of patient care, and was also instrumental in the design,
development and implementation of a new, consolidated digital platform working cross-functionally with stakeholders and clients to launch a best-in-class solution to the market. Today, he is responsible for the overall strategy, design and delivery of Harmony Healthcare IT products and solutions leading to quality implementation.

Outside of the office, he can be found working on his wife’s “honey-do-list”, or at Lambeau Field as a dedicated fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Michelle Acosta

Senior Director of Professional Services

Michelle Acosta

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Michelle has over 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology and learning & development. She began her career in healthcare as a Corporate Trainer with Medic Computer Systems which became Misys Healthcare Systems. Michelle then gained hands-on experience at WebMD in sales, client training, and implementation management. As WebMD changed hands, her responsibilities came to include leading a full business life-cycle professional services team as the Director of Learning and Development. Michelle’s healthcare career continued as the Sr. Director of Learning Services for NextGen where she led Corporate Training and client-facing Implementation teams. As Sr. Director of Professional Services for
Harmony Healthcare IT, she manages the Project Management and Implementation Specialist teams.

After hours, Michelle enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s school and spending time at the beach with her family.

Dan Kompare

Senior Director of Information Systems

Dan Kompare

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Dan has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology since graduating from Purdue University with a specialty in data integration and work in bioinformatics and EHR system design. Throughout the years, he’s had a hand in system administration, networking, security, data analytics, database administration, software development, and senior leadership over critical infrastructure. Today, Dan leads the Harmony Healthcare IT Infrastructure and Support teams, focusing on the customer experience and providing technical solutions to improve the patient care experience.

In his spare time, Dan can be found attending his children’s sporting events, or tinkering on projects that range from construction to anything that is loud and runs on gasoline.

Amy Holmes

Director of Marketing

Amy Holmes

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Since graduating from Indiana University, Amy has gained over 15 years of diverse marketing experience. With early roles ranging from product management to communications and customer education, she quickly progressed to building and leading a marketing team which covered multiple product lines in the dental industry. Amy has guided marketing strategy, communications, demand generation, branding and product management. At Harmony Healthcare IT, she is responsible for all aspects of marketing, helping connect the healthcare market with our legacy
data management solutions.

Beyond managing the company’s communications, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and honing her interior design skills around the house.

Bridget Group, JD

Corporate Counsel

Bridget Group, JD

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Bridget serves Harmony Healthcare IT as Privacy Officer and corporate counsel. She has over 6 years of health information technology experience, working in solution planning, project and program management, and legal analysis. As a consultant at Cerner Corporation, Bridget simultaneously led solution implementation for numerous clients. Bridget transitioned implementation skills into project management for Harmony Healthcare IT clients. During law school, Bridget worked as a legal analyst, and upon graduation, moved into the Corporate Compliance role.

When not working, Bridget enjoys traveling, watching TV and hanging out with her husband, family and friends.

Josette Keesling, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources

Josette Keesling, SHRM-CP

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Josette serves as the Director of Human Resources at Harmony Healthcare IT. With 14 years of HR experience, she brings a wide range of expertise to the team. Josette has worked for both large Fortune 500 companies with more than 1,000 employees as well as small, family-owned companies with less than 100 employees. She is a graduate of Trine University and possesses a Master’s degree in Leadership and Human Resource Management. She also holds an SHRM-CP certification. She strives to create a positive and productive culture where employees feel welcome, happy, and enjoy coming to work.

A creator at heart, Josette enjoys gardening, crafting, and cooking in addition to spending quality time with her family and friends.

Mike Edmisten

Director of Software Services

Mike Edmisten

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Mike has over 20 years of diverse experience in customer experience leadership, project and program management, and continuous improvement. That expertise has been applied in various management settings. In prior roles, Mike has been responsible for the third-party customer relationship management for some of the world’s most prominent CPG companies, such as Proctor & Gamble, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, and more. Mike is a servant leader with a passion for providing world class customer service and satisfaction through continuous improvement. Here at Harmony Healthcare IT, he is responsible for all aspects of our client support process, providing ongoing support and solutions to our customers.

Outside of work hours, Mike is an avid Michigan State Spartans fan who enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cooking, and traveling to state and national parks.