John Haffty brings over 20 years of Healthcare Information Systems experience and is a recognized expert in the MEDITECH HCIS. With Jim Navin, he has formed Navin, Haffty & Associates. Prior to this, he served as President of UCR Solutions, which developed Internet applications for the MEDITECH HCIS and provided technical services to these hospitals. During his one-year tenure, UCR Solutions achieved significant revenue and profit growth and established itself as a national company. Prior to his time with UCR Solutions, Mr. Haffty served as Vice President of its MEDITECH Consulting Group for Superior Consultant Company. Under his leadership, Superior grew into one of the largest MEDITECH consulting practices in the country. During his three-year term at Superior, Mr. Haffty oversaw more than 40 implementations of the MEDITECH HCIS, of which more than half were with the Client Server platform. He was directly involved in managing the successful re-implementation of MEDITECH's largest, multi-facility client-server project. His team grew to a staff of more than 50 consultants.
Prior to Superior, Mr. Haffty was Chief Information Officer for Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., selected as one of the best hospital information systems by Hospitals magazine in 1992. While at Newton-Wellesley, Haffty implemented the MEDITECH health care information system and developed a beta-site relationship with the company where the hospital became a showcase for prospective client site visits and tested new products and upgrades.
Mr. Haffty has been a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society since 1986 and was selected for the prestigious Constituent's award for Information Systems in 1999. An active member of the MEDITECH community, he was the Northeast Regional Chair of the MEDITECH Users Group (MUSE) from 1988-1990, and was on the MUSE National Board of Directors from 1990-1994
Ken Shapiro, based in St. Louis, joined the Navin Group in 2001 after spending 19 years working in healthcare technology and managed care. Ken's clients include healthcare technology companies, health and wellness companies, pharmaceutical data companies, as well as companies that provide human resource benefit solutions.
Ken holds a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Ken is a member of HIMSS and recognized as one of the top healthcare recruiters in the country.