Jason Studsrud, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Studsrud has more than 18 years of healthcare financial management and consulting experience, which includes more than 14 years of IT implementation consulting, project management, and business development. His primary focus has been in operations and business development in the following areas: project planning, resource development, strategic vendor/partner relations, data center operations, and application service provider (ASP) offerings.
In October 2005, Studsrud and his partner founded 7 Medical Systems, LLC, through the acquisition of a medical billing company. They rebranded and launched the company as a provider of on-demand solutions for picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and electronic medical records (EMR). The company delivers on-demand (SaaS) solutions for PACS and EMR that remove financial and implementation barriers to adoption for small and medium healthcare organizations such as community-based hospitals, imaging centers, radiology groups and ambulatory clinics.
Prior to founding 7 Medical Systems, Studsrud was co-founder of Focal Solutions, a Microsoft Business Solutions provider, where he was responsible for managing service delivery, support operations and new business development. After selling Focal Solutions to LightEdge Solutions, he stayed on as Senior Vice President, managing the integration and transition of managed application services in the Midwest market.
Previously, Studsrud worked with RSM McGladrey, one of the nation’s leading consulting firms, as senior manager for the Southwest division responsible for 135 clients and 35 partners. Prior to RSM McGladrey, he worked with Lawson Software, where he performed nationwide healthcare financial consulting and project management for top healthcare systems including Mayo Clinic, Rush Prudential Health Plans, Sun Healthcare Group, Sutter Health, and Baylor Healthcare. Prior to Lawson, Studsrud was Director of Finance Operations for a healthcare corporation in Houston, TX managing operations for 31 hospitals and associated clinic settings.
Studsrud graduated from Moorhead State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Financial Management from Concordia College.
Hunt Russell, Vice President Business Development
Mr. Russell has been responsible for multiple roles within 7 Medical and currently serves as VP of Business Development. Initially, he was responsible for sales and building the sales team and partner channels. He has also been involved with operational and financial duties, including raising capital. Prior to 7 Medical, Russell was Director of Business Development at Evolving Solutions, Inc. He was responsible for developing new business opportunities through external partnerships with various organizations, including technology partners and software development organizations. In his role as Sales Manager for Evolving Solutions’ IBM Business Partner division, he grew sales from $3 million in 2001 to $19 million by 2004.
From 1996 to 2001, Russell was a limited partner in a Minneapolis, MN-based technology company and was a Professional Services Manager and Sales Manager for technology hardware. His contributions helped grow the firm’s revenue from $3 million to $123 million by 2001.
From 1990 to 1996, Russell was the Chief Information Officer for Luther Regional Health System, and directed all IT systems throughout multiple healthcare institutions, including clinics, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. He was also previously a commissioned Naval Officer at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA, where he served as an Assistant Controller and IT Director.
Russell graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in healthcare and business administration. He has also earned an MBA from Golden Gate University.