About Harmony Healthcare IT

Since 2006, health IT analysts at Harmony Healthcare IT have extracted demographic, financial, clinical and administrative data from hundreds of healthcare systems- both ambulatory and acute. Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, the company’s mission is to preserve vital information that will improve lives. Harmony Healthcare IT employs experts in data extraction, migration, retention, integration and analytics to provide its clients with trusted solutions. Working with hundreds of systems, billions of records and terabytes of data, Harmony Healthcare IT — with its product, Health Data Archiver — provides clients with access to historical records. Simply.


Our Leadership Team

Tom Liddell

Tom Liddell, CEO

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Tom is an Advising Partner for Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as Chief Executive Officer.

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He has over 30 years of experience in healthcare information technology. He 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 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.

James E. Hammer, PMP

James E. Hammer, PMP, VP, Product & Program Management

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Jim is a Senior Partner with Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as VP of Product & Program Management.

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He has over 25 years of experience in practice management and healthcare information technology. He 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 program and project management. An innovator, Jim strives to keep the 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.

Brian Liddell

Brian Liddell, CFO

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Brian is a Senior Partner with Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as Chief Financial Officer.

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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. He contributes to business planning and strategy development. When his head is not in a spreadsheet, Brian can typically be found in a stadium somewhere across the nation at a major sports event or concert.

Rick Adams

Rick Adams, VP, IT & Revenue Cycle Management

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Rick is a Senior Partner with Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as VP of IT and Revenue Cycle Management.

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He has over 25 years of experience in healthcare information technology. He was Manager of Support Services for SMI in Indiana which was part of an initial public offering that formed Medical Manager Corp (MMC) where he served as Director of Regional Support. MMC was merged into WebMD where Rick became Director of Support, managing the service and technical support of multiple product lines at the 375+person national call center. In addition to the day-to-day management role of this position, Rick was involved in several new clinical product launches for which he managed technical documentation and the formation of support services. In his years at Harmony Healthcare IT, Rick has played a major role in the revenue cycle management side of the business, overseeing legacy system support and EDI clearinghouse offerings. He has also focused efforts on building out a suite of products and services that focus exclusively on the management of legacy data and the decommissioning of legacy systems both at the acute and ambulatory care level. Finally, he supervises the privacy, security and lifecycle of protected health data. After business hours, Rick will most likely be found spending time with his family. His grandchildren are his pride and joy. He also enjoys trips to the mountains and hiking with his sons.

Shannon Larkin

Shannon Larkin, VP, Marketing & Business Development

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Shannon is a Senior Partner with Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as the VP of Marketing and Business Development.

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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. She 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, Shannon 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 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 in the areas of business development, channel partner management, sales and product marketing. Always 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.

Scott Kidder

Scott Kidder, VP, Sales & Business Development

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Scott is a Senior Partner with Harmony Healthcare IT, serving as the VP of Sales and Business Development.

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With over 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology, Scott started his career with Marsh & McLennon where he was an Associate Vice President for their STARS Risk Management Information System division. In 2005, Scott joined the Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN) where he oversaw operations and business development for the Cerner-based health information exchange for eight years. At Harmony Healthcare IT, Scott establishes meaningful business partnerships, designing data availability and archive solutions for both acute and ambulatory care facilities. He is responsible for sales strategy and processes, which includes establishing pricing and packaging, engineering systems to meet the needs of prospective customer and ensuring a smooth transition to project management and deployment. The father of three, Scott is just as busy outside of the office as he is in it. He enjoys international travel with his wife, hiking, skiing, college sports and hanging out with his kids.