An accomplished health care executive with over 25 years of senior leadership experience, prior to joining 21st Century Oncology, Mr. Agassi held various leadership positions including President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer at CogentHMG, the nation’s largest privately held Hospitalists and Intensivists organization. During his tenure, CogentHMG more than doubled in revenue and profitability.
Mr. Agassi also led the State of Tennessee’s Governor eHealth Advisory Council in the development of electronic medical records (EMRs) across the state. The Council established some of the most promising pilot projects in the nation for the development of an interoperable EMR, Telemedicine, rural broadband connectivity and ePrescribing.
He brings a solid track record of acquiring, integrating and managing large-scale, successful and profitable operations. Mr. Agassi served as the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Operating Officer of Spheris (now MModal), a leading global healthcare transcription and technology organization. Prior to that, Agassi served as the Executive Vice President and Corporate Chief Information Officer of WebMD Transactions Services, a leading healthcare EDI and revenue cycle company (now known as Emdeon). In addition, Mr. Agassi held the Vice President of Information Systems position at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utica-Watertown in New York.
Mr. Agassi serves on various boards and advisory committees. He was voted a member of the Health Care 100 by the Nashville Business Journal, and his work around informatics and cloud computing has been published. Agassi earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York (SUNY).