Our healthcare IT services company was born out of a mission to improve patient care through technology.
From 1993 to today, we have expanded our services and expertise to meet the IT needs of hospitals across the U.K. and U.S.
Launched CereCore International to work with organisations around the world on digital healthcare initiatives.
Launched the MEDITECH Resource Library and expanded support to include patient portals.
Rebranded to CereCore. Launched advisory services.
Launched additional services: IT staffing, IT help desk and Epic services.
Expanded services to include level 2 application support, legacy application support, and EPR staffing.
Spun out as a wholly-owned subsidiary of HCA Healthcare. Focused primarily on MEDITECH hosting, implementations, managed services, and support.
Led divestiture efforts and provided ongoing support for close to 60 hospitals. Walking hospitals through the technology transitions required during merger and acquisition activities means we have well-established processes and best practices.
Functioned as a global implementation department for HCA Healthcare responsible for more than 300 deployments of MEDITECH, Supply Chain and General Financials systems.
Leadership with Healthcare Experience
CereCore has hundreds of experts working around the world with backgrounds in healthcare operations, clinical applications, technology, and data security. Many of our leaders have served in healthcare operations and IT roles, bringing that unique perspective as we work toward a single purpose –– to be the link to life-saving care in every community we touch.
Curtis Watkins is President and Chief Executive Officer of CereCore. In this role he is responsible for the strategic implementation and support of information technology services, applications and processes for CereCore’s clients. Before serving as president and CEO, he held the position of vice president and chief strategy officer for CereCore. Curtis has more than 20 years of IT experience, including IT strategic consulting, systems strategy development and leadership.
Prior to joining CereCore, Curtis served as the corporate vice president and deputy chief information officer (CIO) for Community Health Systems (CHS). Responsible for hospital clinical systems strategy and product development, he also led the organisation’s enterprise architecture and meaningful use program. Earlier in his career, he served as CIO for St. David’s Health System, as well as a program director with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), successfully leading one of the largest IT realignments in the company’s history.
With an extensive track record of IT leadership, Curtis has refined the development of IT organisational support structures, in addition to complex system implementations and integrations. Curtis serves on the board of directors of the Nashville Technology Council and is an avid supporter of the United Way. He earned his MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
Andrew Hine is Managing Director of CereCore International and is responsible for leading company strategy, growth and operations. A health tech business leader with 30+ years of experience, he recently served as VP of Sales at Babylon Healthcare where he achieved international growth working with major clients in the UK, Asia Pacific and Canada.
Andrew began his career in healthcare working in the UK National Health Service (NHS) managing frontline operations, strategy and planning for acute hospital services and community and mental healthcare services. He previously led healthcare practices at Ernst & Young Middle East and KPMG UK, and at every stage of his career he has led teams, organisations and businesses to achieve transformational change, exponential growth and commercial success. He also serves as board member of ‘Health Innovation East’ an organisation established between the NHS, academia and private industry to support healthcare innovation in England.
Brigham Freeze is Chief Financial Officer of CereCore. In this role, he manages all aspects of financial planning, budgeting, accounting, billing and reporting as well as providing oversight of CereCore’s contracts management team.
A Certified Public Accountant (Inactive), Brigham has more than 20 years of experience in financial and accounting management roles. Prior to joining CereCore, Brigham was employed with HealthSpring/Cigna and Iasis Healthcare. Brigham also spent seven years with Ernst & Young’s Audit and Advisory Services group where he served a number of publicly-held healthcare companies in the Nashville area. Brigham served for close to ten years as treasurer for his church.
Vice President, MEDITECH International Services | Board of Advisors
Vice President, MEDITECH International Services | Board of Advisors
Craig McCollum is responsible for MEDITECH International Services for CereCore International and MEDITECH implementation and delivery services for CereCore. Prior to CereCore, he held the position of MEDITECH practice director for Vision Consulting. Craig has more than 30 years of healthcare IT and finance experience, including practice leadership, business development, EHR project leadership, EHR implementation, and financial management.
Craig previously served as MEDITECH practice manager for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where he was responsible for project management of large health system MEDITECH revenue cycle implementation and multiple MEDITECH related consulting engagements. Craig also served as financial applications director at Cook Children’s Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas and managed MEDITECH revenue cycle/financial implementation across system.
Craig is a member of Medical Users Software Exchange (MUSE) and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Craig is MEDITECH READY certified in project management, general financials, supply chain management and human resources planning. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Fresno State University.
Daniel Eyre is responsible for business development for CereCore International and is focused on building the CereCore brand in the UK and other international markets. He has worked in healthcare for nearly 25 years and gained experience on implementing technology solutions while working within the NHS and in the private sector for EPR vendors and Nuance. Dan also worked for the consulting firm CapGemini on central government projects as well as healthcare organisations and witnessed the time savings that healthcare technology can bring to patient care and back-office employees. He brings this varied experience to work in partnership with organisations to help them deal with their pain points in the most appropriate and economical way. Dan attended Leeds Metropolitan University where he studied Systems Analysis and Design.
Yogesh Patel is the Finance Director of CereCore International. He is a qualified chartered accountant and brings over 20 years of industry experience within the technology sector. He has worked for high-growth, mid-size organisations with operations in the UK and Europe, helping them to achieve their organisational goals, whether it be profit improvement, system automation or business transformation.
Sarah Peart-Bentham is the Director of Professional Services at CereCore International. She has broad and deep knowledge of the Digital Healthcare Business in the Private and Public Sectors with a proven track record of delivering large and complex technology-enabled Transformation programmes. Sarah has extensive experience in ensuring customer satisfaction and delivering programmes from contract negotiation to live service operation.
Darren Robinson is responsible for technical cloud services at CereCore International. An accomplished technology leader with more than 25 years of experience in technology strategy, architecture, and transformation, leveraging both traditional and emerging technologies, Darren served in several leadership roles at BT and DXC Technology prior to joining CereCore International.
Throughout his career, Darren has been at the forefront of leading large-scale technology initiatives. From orchestrating on-premises hosting to successful public cloud migrations, he has provided keen oversight for teams delivering end-to-end security transformation and spearheading large-scale network modernisation projects. Darren’s extensive experience, strategic mindset, and robust technical skill set has helped ensure organisations are equipped with secure and cutting-edge infrastructure solutions.
Darren holds certifications from all leading cloud providers and the CISSP certification in cybersecurity, underscoring his comprehensive knowledge of cloud platforms and his expertise in safeguarding critical systems and data.
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