Michael Hunt, DO

Chief Executive Officer and President

 

Dr. Hunt graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (now Des Moines University) in 1991.  He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, in 1994.  During his military service, Dr. Hunt attended the flight surgeon course, holding several leadership positions including Chief of Medicine while at Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

Dr. Hunt entered civilian pediatric practice in 2000, treating patients in South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Missouri.  During his clinical experiences, he continued to accept challenging leadership positions and was promoted to Chief Medical Information Officer at Mercy, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo.  Mercy embarked upon transitioning to an electronic medical record system-wide.  He participated and led the clinical acceptance in ambulatory and inpatient environments.  Ultimately, 30 hospitals, 200 ambulatory offices, and more than 50 specialties in four states implemented an EMR (Epic).  Dr. Hunt assisted Mercy to transition from implementation to operationalization of information systems by participating with the development of chronic disease registries, clinical quality reporting, best practice, health maintenance, dashboard development, and electronically capturing data to participate with the accountable care organization.  Additionally, he helped develop workflows for patient centered homes, coordinated managed care, and advanced physician training.  Surescripts awarded Mercy with the White Coat of Quality Award for exceeding and anticipating requirements set by NCPDP because of his participation with the pharmacy team.

Dr. Hunt remains active clinically seeing patients.  He participates with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners as an item writer.  He is a Board of Trustee member for the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Journal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, and chairs many pediatric college educational events.  He remains active with HIMSS, AMDIS, and recent president-elect of the Midwest Gateway Chapter of HIMSS.  During his tenure as Advocacy Liaison, Missouri passed legislation to enact electronic prior authorizations.

Dr. Hunt is Board Certified in Pediatrics.  He completed his Masters in Medical Informatics at Northwestern University in 2012.  He is an Associate Professor of Informatics at St. Louis University.  He looks forward to remaining active in Connecticut.