James Hoover

Founding Partner | Managing Partner | Lead Instructor of Health Informatics and Technologies
Avant Health Sciences | Everpeak Capital | Charter Oak State College

Jim is the lead instructor of Health Informatics and Technologies at Charter Oak State College, the Managing Partner of Everpeak Capital, a healthcare IT-focused investment fund, and the founding partner of Avant Health Sciences. He is an active CA HIM Association (CHIA) volunteer and is a member of the CHIA Health Information Integrity Committee and Educational Advisory Board committees. Jim is a frequent healthcare IT speaker and has published many articles in the field. Jim is the principal author of the forthcoming CHIA EMPI Toolkit and is currently authoring two textbooks: The Art of Patient Matching and A Field Guide to Healthcare Information Technology. Prior, Jim worked in the finance, yield management, and national security fields. As a young engineer, he worked at the National Security Agency (NSA), doing computer science research in computational linguistics and record-linkage areas. Jim also helped pioneer modern search at NSA, all of which are directly applicable to healthcare IT requirements today. Jim has consulted extensively in Southeast Asia, China, and throughout the U.S. He holds a B.S. cum laude in computer science from Randolph-Macon College, an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Jim has four sons and lives in Great Falls, Virginia.

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