Tony Butler, CTO

Mr. Butler provides cultural and operational leadership for OTHP-STL’s creation and growth with an emphasis on information technology. Mr. Butler has over 20 years of management (up to 500 employees and off-shore operations) experience at three major health benefits companies: United Healthcare, Coventry and Essence Healthcare, and two medical groups in St. Louis: Esse Health and Innovare Health Advocates. 

He provided comprehensive technical and operational solutions to a wide variety of business enterprises, including successful turn-arounds, major mergers (example: Coventry acquisition of Principal Health)  and start-ups.  Mr. Butler supported, upgraded, converted and/or implemented multiple versions of 10 brands of claims processing systems.  He led initiatives to design and implement three new major data centers including systems and end-to-end infrastructure; two EMRs; a population management system that “went commercial;” a “Master Console” that integrated legacy systems and custom software into one user application; and many other custom software solutions for the healthcare industry.

Mr. Butler was a key contributor in building Essence Healthcare and Innovare Solutions from start up to market success. Mr. Butler is a nine-year veteran of the US Air Force.



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