Scott Booher

Scott Booher

Healthcare CIO | COO | Advisor

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Information Technology and Services

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Scott Booher's Summary

Driven, highly-effective technology and operations executive with a demonstrated history of building world-class teams and infrastructure for organizations exceeding $2B in revenue ● Deep understanding of the business and technology drivers supporting the financing and delivery of healthcare today ● Outstanding technical depth and breadth including business architecture, technology management, strategy development and executive presentation ● Strong people manager/mentor with uncommon team building skills, energy and passion ● Genuine customer focus with effective communication and negotiation skills ● Pragmatic, no-nonsense leader ● Strategic thinker and innovator ● Commitment to ethical leadership, quality and accountability.

Scott Booher's Experience


HIT Reboot

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2013Present (1 year 1 month) Minneapolis

A Health IT consultancy with a focus on the business models and new entrants transforming healthcare today.

Focus Areas Include:
● IT & Operations Leadership
● Strategic Planning
● Scaling IT & Operations
● M&A Technology Due Diligence & Integration
● Market Research
● System/Vendor Selection
● Strategic Partnerships
● mHealth Strategy
● New Entrants and Business Models


SVP Clinical Holdings & CIO SmartHealth

Ascension Health

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

June 2012July 2013 (1 year 2 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Recruited by client to provide technology leadership while analyzing business opportunities for this new tier-1 subsidiary of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system.

The vision for Ascension Clinical Holdings and SmartHealth was to re-imagine healthcare around the individual by developing innovative, competitive health benefits products for the consumer, and by providing solutions to physician practices that enable them to achieve better outcomes, experiences and lower costs.

Specific accountabilities included organizational leadership, information technology strategy and execution, service delivery, technology portfolio management and M&A assessment. With recent changes in the healthcare landscape, the organization decided not to move forward with it's external expansion plans in mid-2013.


ITR Mobility

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

April 2011June 2012 (1 year 3 months) Mpls/St. Paul

ITR Mobility is a consulting and software development firm dedicated to creating mobile strategies and elegant, mission-critical apps for Fortune 1000 companies. As the creator of the iFactr mobile development framework, ITRm has deployed enterprise applications in some of the largest retail, healthcare and financial companies in North America.

Led the transformation of this local mobile services business with unique IP into an authentic product and services company with accelerating sales growth, compelling products, maturing operations and go-to-market strategies, earning the trust of a growing list of marquee customers.



Privately Held; Myself Only; Information Technology and Services industry

November 2008April 2011 (2 years 6 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

A consultancy providing C-level IT and operational insight to healthcare clients.

Selected Engagements:
● Provided business and technology leadership for a new subsidiary of a large non-profit health system
● Assisted in the development of an IT strategic plan for a midwest regional health plan
● Developed a strategic operations analysis and executive recommendations for the Board of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) start-up venture

VP Application Development

UnitedHealth Group

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; UNH; Hospital & Health Care industry

May 2008October 2008 (6 months)

Development responsibilities included high-volume web and voice portals as well as the strategic customer service desktop platform, with 150 internal staff. Organizational mandate included identifying and executing against optimization and alignment opportunities for portal development teams, to increase efficiency and improve the quality and consistency of the customer experience.



Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Insurance industry

December 2001September 2007 (5 years 10 months)

As a member of the senior executive team, was accountable for directing the delivery of all information technology functions for the enterprise including IT strategy, technical infrastructure, systems operations, communication services, software development, business intelligence (data warehouse), project management, electronic security, internal/external portals and business continuity. Management responsibilities included 100+ enterprise systems, 190 internal staff, 100+ vendor agreements and an annual budget of approx. $75M.

Began tenure at Medica by building a new IT department and all-new technology infrastructure from the ground-up during the organization’s separation from its former parent, including build-out of a data center, data warehouse, network and communications infrastructure, critical business systems, customer support services, web portals, information security and disaster recovery capabilities. Successfully completed this initiative on-time and under-budget, with no negative user impact - a rarity for a project of this complexity.

Played leadership roles in key initiatives for Medica’s Board of Directors including development of a long-term IT strategy for Medica. Led analysis of strategic partnerships, outsourcing methodologies, market/vendor research and financial models. Staffed multiple Board Committees and routinely presented on progress against IT strategic plans and key partner initiatives.

Helped the organization build significant maturity around the use of and investments in technology, including development of IT project frameworks, software development methodologies and maturity models. These tools moved the organization to the consistent use of business requirements and standard project management methodologies for the first time in its history, and were used as models throughout the company.

Independent Consultant

Allina Hospitals & Clinics

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

January 2001December 2001 (1 year)

Directed planning efforts leading to a technology migration for the spin-off of Medica Health Plans to an independent non-profit entity. Worked with business leaders to create a comprehensive IT staffing model for the newly independent organization. Managed the RFP and vendor selection processes for data center outsourcing services for Medica.

Developed the technical architecture for a spin-off e-health venture. Articulated architecture and technical capabilities to potential investment and technology partners within pitch books and funding proposals. Worked with the start-up team to define business plans, IT budgets, capital requirements, development plans and integration requirements to support an accelerated product launch. Participated in business and financing discussions with strategic partners, securing funding commitments.

Technology Practice

Deloitte Consulting

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

April 2000January 2001 (10 months)

Manager e-Business; Program Manager e-Commerce

Best Buy

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BBY; Retail industry

January 1999April 2000 (1 year 4 months)

Director, Web Application Development

Damark International

December 1996January 1999 (2 years 2 months)

Director, MIS

CityMedia Inc

August 1989December 1996 (7 years 5 months)

Scott Booher's Skills & Expertise

  1. IT Strategy
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Enterprise Software
  4. Software Development
  5. Start-ups
  6. Operations Management
  7. Business Strategy
  8. Strategy
  9. Program Management
  10. Executive Management
  11. Healthcare Information Technology
  12. Business Intelligence
  13. IT Operations
  14. Healthcare IT
  15. Process Improvement
  16. Strategic Partnerships
  17. Healthcare
  18. Integration
  19. Outsourcing
  20. Start-up Operations
  21. Enterprise 2.0
  22. Team Building
  23. Business Process Improvement
  24. Data Center
  25. Team Leadership
  26. CIOs
  27. CIO Advisory Services
  28. Leadership
  29. Enterprise Mobility
  30. ITIL
  31. Disaster Recovery
  32. E-commerce
  33. Business Process
  34. Project Management
  35. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  36. Consulting
  37. Due Diligence
  38. Application Development
  39. M&A due diligence
  40. Healthcare Management
  41. Healthcare Consulting
  42. Cloud Computing
  43. M&A execution
  44. Vendor Management
  45. Strat
  46. M&A analysis

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