Tony Catalano

Managing Partner

Tony Catalano is a highly accomplished, strategic-thinking and business-savvy executive with extensive experience in the Professional Services industry. His career history is saturated with formulating and executing business and technology initiatives, spearheading complex projects to fruition and orchestrating successful corporate strategy and process improvement plans. He is a change agent and industry innovator, leading companies into unexplored territory toward revenue-generating opportunities and cost-saving automation. Tony is adept at leading business-wide functional and IT transformation programs.

Eric Born

Director of Business Operations

Eric Born has more than 20 years of experience in the IT, Healthcare and HIT services, staffing, recruiting and workforce management industries. Born made the decision to join Medix in 2004 when the company was one office and 11 employees.  In 2009, recognizing government legislation would require adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) platforms, Born launched Medix IT in response to these demands. Now known as the Alidade Group, the team has expanded the services it provides to include various Epic consulting services, along with the team’s trusted talent solutions.  Born and his team created and developed a unique workforce solution, AlidadeDirect, to close the HIT talent gap left by the strong demand for expertise in EMR implementation and optimization. The practice has expanded to include areas in Population Health, Data Analytics, Interoperability, and Information Security.

Luke McGinn

Epic Practice Leader

With more than 20 years of experience supporting Information Technology staffing needs, Luke has managed the Medix Epic Practice – now known as Alidade Group – since 2011. Since that time, Luke has forged a relationship with Epic that allows Alidade Group to build a workforce and advisory solution unique to any organization within the Epic community. Luke spearheaded the expansion of our Epic solutions to international markets and managing the first ever implementation in Canada.  Through his efforts, Alidade has deployed solutions to over 20 different Epic health systems ranging from pre-implementation planning to post-live and optimization support.

Jason Kulaga

Practice Director, Healthcare Solutions

Jason joined Alidade Group to focus on leading and growing the consulting and advisory services practice. Jason is a PMP certified registered nurse with 25 years of experience in healthcare, including 4 years working at Epic in clinical implementation and 15 years overall experience in EHR implementation, project management, delivery oversight and consulting leadership. Jason is primarily focused on mentoring and advising internal consultants and Alidade clients on topics including implementation planning, project management, community connect, interoperability, workflow and system optimization, change management, project governance and physician adoption.

Dr. Brian Patty

Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Dr. Brian Patty joins Alidade Group as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer. As one of the nation’s first CMIOs, he brings more than 40 years of medical and clinical informatics experience to the team. Dr. Patty partners with our clients at all stages of their Epic journey, from implementation to optimization. His areas of expertise include improving clinical workflows, simplifying EHR processes to improve end user satisfaction, reducing burnout and costly turnover, and maximizing technological investments.