Call it serendipity. It was Fall 2008, and Melissa Chapman was attending a healthcare IT conference. Featured was a new technology that allowed a diverse set of healthcare organizations “” including the VA, Social Security Administration, MedVirginia and the Indian Health Service “” to securely share vital health information on-demand. Chapman was thrilled. The Federal Health Architecture program she had initiated had come a long way since she left HHS as CIO in 2003. She quickly asked: “How can I get involved with this again?“ It wasn“™t long before Chapman joined Agilex, a key developer of the technology, as vice president of health solutions.
On the heels of her new role, Chapman recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz about her plans to help this rapidly growing company, which has generated $20 million in healthcare IT alone over the last two years, continue its ascent as a significant player in the arena.