Bob Burns
Robert N. Burns II

Mr. Burns received a Bachelor of Science degree from Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee, majoring in mathematics and a minor in industrial arts. He entered the field of electronic data processing in 1966 and specialized in healthcare data processing in 1974.He has subsequently performed duties as a Programmer, Analyst/Programmer, Software Team Leader, Project Manager, Manager of Systems and Programming, Management Consultant, National Product Manager (Clinical Information System Product), Consulting Managing Partner, Corporate IT Executive, Chief Technical Officer, and Chief Information Officer, working on scientific, business, clinical and hospital information systems. His most recent relevant experience includes:

Managing Partner, 5th Quadrant Services, Rosenberg, Texas; a national healthcare information technologies consulting organization, providing the full range of healthcare information technologies consulting services to the healthcare industry.

Vice President of Operations COMSYS Healthcare One, Houston TX, senior executive responsible for operations of this division of the COMSYS Projects Services organization. Responsible for sales and delivery of multiple software, systems integration and regulatory compliance projects in the healthcare arena.

Sr. Vice President for Product Development and Customer Service, Physia Corporation, Houston TX and Tyson’s Corners VA, senior executive responsible for applications design, development, implementation, training and security for a new generation of practice management products delivered via the Internet in the Healthcare arena.

Vice President – CIO, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston Texas; corporate executive responsible for all IT operations, applications and communications for this large 350 provider fully delegated physician practice.

Vice President I.T., MedPartners Physician Practice Management Southwest: was the largest physician practice management company (fortune 100).Responsible for physician practice IT support for the MedPartners practices in Texas, Okalahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada; as well as the Vice President responsible for the operation of one of the 3 national data centers and Network Operations Centers for the MedPartners national network of some 4200 major nodes.

Proprietor, Bob Burns and Associates, Missouri City, Texas; an  independent healthcare information and management systems consulting practice, providing a full range of consulting services and acting as the CIO for numerous healthcare organizations in the Houston / Dallas area.

Director of Systems and Engineering, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic P.A., Houston, Texas; corporate executive responsible for information systems, management engineering, telecommunications, data communications, word processing and special projects.

medTEC™ National Product Manager, Computer Industries Corporation, Cleveland. Ohio; division general manager with "P and L" as well as technical responsibility for the development, marketing, installation and personnel support of an advanced technology healthcare information systems product installed in major healthcare organizations throughout the nation.

Associate, Kasonic and Associates, Albuquerque, New Mexico; consultant to clinic, hospital, university and research foundation clients for information systems and management engineering issues.

Manager of Systems and Programming, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio; mid level management team member responsible for the design, development and implementation of information systems in this large clinic/hospital/research center environment.

During his tenure in the above positions he has been directly responsible for successful systems design and installation for numerous healthcare centers including: Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cornell University, New York Hospital, Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic, Texas Collage of Osteopathic Medicine, Bernalillo County Medical Center, Euclid Clinic Foundation, Rush Medical Foundation, McGovern Allergy Clinic, Harris Methodist Hospital System, VHA, Friendly Hills Healthcare Network, The Oklahoma City Clinic, Inphynet Physician Services, Texas Back Institute, Baylor Hospital, Glen Ellen Clinic, DHL Worldwide Express and numerous others. This services provided these organizations included: hardware and software selection, vendor contract negotiation, project management, physical design, requirements analysis, tactical and strategic information systems and technology plans, and the integration of advanced information systems, data-communications and tele-processing techniques into many varied environments.

During his 7-year term of service in the USAF, he held a Top Secret EBI clearance, and was granted SSIR and SIOP ESI access.

He holds a Multiengine Commercial Pilot License with an Instrument Rating, Past Certified Flight Instructor license and Advanced Ground Instructor license.He was employed as a fulltime flight instructor by the Atsugi Navy Flying Club, Tokyo Japan for some 18 months after separation from the USAF.

He holds a PADI Divemaster Scuba certification with a past PADI Underwater Instructor license.