G.C. Paul is an Advisor at StarBridge Advisors, LLC. He has 25 years of experience as a health information technologist and seasoned executive in the healthcare industry. G.C. is a champion of the total integrated health care system that improves the care in our communities. He is an advocate for powering high-quality and affordable healthcare using the full range of patient-centered digital health, data integration, progressive analytics, Lean methodology, strong governance, and clinical quality and business outcomes as the foundation for IT enabled healthcare transformation
G.C. previously held leadership positions as the Chief Information Officer at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Business Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente, Chief Information Officer at Healthbridge (a subsidiary of Express Scripts), and Vice President of Applications and Operations at Catholic Health Initiatives.
As a payor executive, G.C. was accountable for aligning technology with the corporate strategy, capital investment governance, enterprise innovation, and operations excellence. His expertise includes enterprise governance and program management, patient/member centered digital CRM transformation, board education on cyber security, integrating security and risk management into digital transformation, creating an analytics-based culture for accountable care and quality-based reimbursement, and enhancing administrative platforms for Medicare, Commercial, and Safety-Net products.
In care delivery, he was accountable to further the value of EMR’s by executing the next generation of connectivity, interoperability, and optimization and extending staff competencies beyond IT into operational, clinical, and business functions. G.C. oversaw EMR implementations, technology transformation of an enterprise-wide ERP/clinical integrated system touching 800 service locations, health care reform readiness, and an incubation fund to create a culture of innovation.
G.C. is a trained lean practitioner, contributor to a business intelligence delivery methodology, an accomplished IT program manager/agile scrum master/IT architect, and facilitator of Leadership Challenge Workshops for Health IT professionals. G.C. earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Annamalai University with a focus on Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering.