Chick has strong ties to Anthelio, having co-founded the original company PHNS in 1999 and served as its CEO until September 2008. Chick brings over 40 years of business and information technology outsourcing experience to Anthelio. A pioneer in the information technology revolution, he was one of the first in the field to recognize that outsourcing could extend state-of-the-art information technology, talent and resources to healthcare organizations, allowing them to concentrate on their core business activities while increasing efficiencies and reducing operational costs.
Early in his career, he worked in banking where he was instrumental in the design, development and marketing of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) software. As a partner in Information Processing Corporation, he pioneered and co-authored a new ATM application that revolutionized the banking industry by creating new efficiencies through the consolidation of operations. In the 1980s, he and his partners sold the company to MTech, which became the largest third-party financial institution processor in the world. Utilizing his in-depth understanding of outsourcing, Chick then co-founded Affiliated Computer Services, which eventually went public and became part of Xerox.
Looking for the next frontier in IT outsourcing, Chick soon realized that many of the processes he pioneered in banking could bring new efficiencies and cost savings to the healthcare industry, which was hindered by budget constraints, reimbursement reductions and obsolete IT practices. In 1999, after two years of research and planning, he co-founded Provider Healthnet Services―which eventually became Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Inc.―with the goal of reducing the cost of managing clinical information while improving accuracy, performance and accessibility.