Verity, a HealthStream Company, delivers enterprise-class solutions to transform the healthcare provider experience for healthcare organizations and providers. We currently serve over 2,400 hospitals and 1,000 medical groups in the US. Verity resulted from the merging of Echo and Morrisey, representing over 75 years of industry experience, becoming the leading credentialing, enrollment, and privileging companies in the United States. HealthStream, (NASDAQ: HSTM), based in Nashville, TN, is our parent company, supporting us through innovation, investment, and the development of market-leading solutions. Verity has over 200 employees spanning headquarters in Boulder, CO and satellite offices in San Diego, CA, Brentwood, TN, and Chicago, IL.
Michael serves as the President of Verity and is a member of the HealthStream Executive Team. He lives in Boulder, CO and enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and rooting for the professional sports teams from his native Boston, MA.
As AVP, Verity Support & Training, Suzy Deller provides strategic leadership with the goals of continuous optimization and improved customer experience and outcomes. Suzy’s professional tenure was focused on 10 years of medical and educational software as well as 5 years as an educator. An Ohio native, Suzy graduated with a BA from Ohio University and eventually left her Midwest roots to take permanent residency in San Diego, CA.
As VP, Sales and Marketing for Verity, A HealthStream Company, Jonas provides executive leadership for all growth-related activities across the company. He earned a B.A. from The University of Tennessee and currently lives in Boulder, CO where he enjoys all the outdoor distraction that Colorado offers, preferably with his wife and three kids.
As VP, Product Management for Verity, Lance provides leadership and prioritization of Verity’s product direction. His tenure spans nearly two decades, including extensive experience leading technical, client services and sales teams. A graduate from Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, Lance lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife, Deann and their two daughters.
Paul Holbel, Chief Technology Officer, leads Verity’s technology vision, and is responsible for the formation of highly effective agile delivery teams. With over 30 years of experience in creating software solutions for the healthcare credentialing marketplace, Paul has focused primarily on software automation, scalability, quality, security, and time to market.
As Senior Director of Client Sales for Verity, Kelly provides leadership for the Verity Hospital Client Sales team. Kelly earned a B.A. in Business Economics from University of California Santa Barbara and currently lives in San Diego with her husband Josh and three girls.
As Senior Director of Marketing for Verity, Sarah brings 10 years of marketing experience to lead the team in developing forward thinking strategies for brand awareness and lead generation. From the Bay Area with a stop in Arizona to earn a degree in International Business and Mass Communications, today she is based in Colorado and enjoys hiking, skiing, and kayaking with her husband, Blaine, and German Shepherd, Koko.
As Verity’s Controller, Clay Ryan leads Verity’s accounting and finance functions. He served in a similar capacity for Echo, Inc. and Morrisey Associates, Inc. as Divisional Controller for HealthStream, Inc.’s Provider Solutions Business Segment. Clay is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business and lives in Nolensville, TN with his wife, Dana.
As VP, Client Success and Consulting for Verity, Vicki and her team guide customers through implementation. Before joining Verity in 2008, Vicki managed several credentialing and privileging practices, led a national healthcare accreditation and compliance consulting practice for a prominent firm, and was a surveyor for the National Committee on Quality Assurance and president of the National Association Medical Staff Services.
As Sr. Product Manager for Verity, Brandi provides leadership and collaboration with the various teams that give life to new Product and Features for Verity. Brandi is the past-president of the Iowa Association of Medical Staff Services and has her CPMSM and CPCS certification from NAMSS. She graduated with her Masters of Science from University of South Dakota. She lives in Sioux City, Iowa with her husband John and their four children.
Our story began in a San Diego suburb in 1985, when a few colleagues got together to introduce the first computerized physician referral software system under the name of HealthLine Systems. From there, a credentialing, patient access, and optometry EMR product line was released over the next decade. Gaining a reputation for having some of the best enterprise reporting and automation in the industry, HealthLine grew its client base of hospitals and health systems exponentially until their success culminated in a sale to HealthStream in March of 2015 and the rebrand to Echo, A HealthStream Company, a few months later.
Soon after HealthLine launched their first credentialing product, four friends gathered in Chicago in 1987 and decided to throw their hat into the ring, taking on an emerging industry need around credentialing providers to ensure patient safety. Under the banner of Morrisey Associates (lovingly named after family members of the founders), they grew their company with deep subject matter expertise around CVO formation and privileging best practices, utilizing a best-in-class consulting team and great software products. The same four founders celebrated their journey together when HealthStream purchased Morrisey Associates in August of 2016 and rebranded as Morrisey, A HealthStream Company.
While HealthLine and Morrisey Associates were gaining traction in the marketplace, a small company called Sy.Med Development in Brentwood, TN was formed in 1995 to handle the credentialing needs and various data exchanges between providers and payers. Over the years it grew to enjoy 1,000+ medical group clients by streamlining several back-office functions and driving significant ROIs as a result. Sy.Med’s track record of accomplishments were validated in October of 2012 when it was sold to HealthStream and then rebranded as Echo, A HealthStream Company, in 2015.
As Verity, A HealthStream Company, combines our legacy brands and marches forward into new, exciting realms, we are humbled and honored to steward the great work that came before us and hope to make our predecessors proud by building upon it.
July 12 - 13 | Illinois MGMA | Naperville, IL
July 13 | EchoCredentialing West Regional User Group Meeting | Boise, ID | Learn More
July 19 - 20 | Indiana MGMA | French Lick, IN
July 19 - 21 | AADOM | San Antonio, TX
July 25 - 27 | Minnesota MGMA | Duluth, MN
July 26 | MSOW Central Regional User Group Meeting | Minneapolis, MN | Learn More
July 26 | MSOW East Regional User Group Meeting | Baltimore, MD | Learn More
August 7 | EchoCredentialing Central Regional User Group Meeting | St. Louis, MO | Learn More
August 22 | EchoCredentialing East Regional User Group Meeting | Chapel Hill, NC | Learn More
November 7 - 8 | Verity National User Group Conference | New Orleans, LA | Learn More