Executive Team

Dr. V.K. Shah
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Vinod K. Shah founded Health Prime in 2004 with the mission of helping fellow physicians deal with the changing health care industry and optimize everyday practice challenges from end-to-end.

A Board Certified Internist and Board Certified Cardiologist, he founded Shah Associates over 35 years ago with his wife (a pediatrician) and brother (a gastroenterologist). His extensive and continued experience in practice management fuels his vision for Health Prime.

Dr. Shah received his medical degree from Bombay University and completed his cardiology training at Georgetown Hospital and Washington Hospital Center.

John McDonough
Chief Operating Officer

John was a member of Health Prime’s executive founding team in 2004 and has over 30 years of diverse experience across the health care industry.  At Health Prime, John provides leadership for 500+ staff members and drives our core health care practice optimization operations.

Prior to Health Prime, John served in senior and executive leadership roles in a variety of companies including Tenet Health Care Physician Services, Triad Hospital Corporation and HCA Physicians Services.

John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of St. Francis.

Samish Shah
Chief Information Officer

Samish Shah joined Health Prime in 2004 as a partner and Chief Information Officer providing strategic direction to Health Prime’s core technology. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry and has in-depth understanding of practice management, revenue cycle management and healthcare informatics.

At Health Prime Samish leads the Information Technology team, which specializes in providing support to physician’s practices from inception onward with a focus on training and implementation, workflow optimization and robust growth strategies.

Prior to Health Prime, Samish worked for a healthcare informatics company and a large private practice.

Samish received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland.

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Dan Baker
Chief Revenue Officer

Dan Baker brings 18 years of healthcare commercial experience to the HealthPrime leadership team.

Throughout his career, he has sold innovative solutions to hundreds of ambulatory clinics and some of the world’s leading health systems including Catholic Health Initiatives, Dignity Health, Henry Ford Health System, Aurora Healthcare, University of Miami, Providence St. Joseph Health, and Seoul National University Hospital. Dan also founded Phase2 Health, a leading commercial consultancy and venture capital firm focused on scaling digital health companies.

Dan received his bachelor’s degree in Business and Computer Science from the University of South Dakota.

Fran Pedano
Chief Success Officer

Fran Pedano is a Revenue Cycle subject matter expert and has a passion for healthcare. He brings his 30+ years of experience to Health Prime as Chief Success Officer, a role where he oversees client relations, customer satisfaction, implementation services and RCM process optimization. He also serves as a member of Health Prime board.

Pedano’s career has spanned leadership roles at Fortune companies such as DELL and NextGen Healthcare. He has an entrepreneurial spirit having founded and sold two of his own RCM companies over the years.

While at NextGen Healthcare, Fran worked with what became Dell Hosting to provide proof of concept for hosting of all size Practices using NextGen RCM.

When he transitioned to the DELL team, his responsibilities included managing the Revenue Cycle Management processes for over 800 providers in the US for the ambulatory and acute environments.

Fran is the father of 3 children. He and his wife spend much of their free time enjoying watching them compete in amateur motorsports.

Eric Vrem
Executive Vice President of Practice Operations

Eric has over twenty years of healthcare experience serving in a variety of positions including executive, director, managerial, and clinical. He is well versed in both hospital operations and medical practice management operations. At Health Prime, Eric serves as the Executive Vice President of Practice Operations ensuring that our clients are put first and their practices continue to thrive.

Eric is a veteran having served with both the US Navy and United States Marine Corps. Prior to Health Prime, he served in senior and executive leadership roles at Virginia Hospital Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and military.

In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with family, traveling, coaching fast-pitch softball and basketball, and volunteering in his local community.

Eric has a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from George Washington, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Science from the University of Maryland University College.

Strategic Advisors

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Jonathan Isaacs

Jonathan has been providing strategic advisory since 2018 after more than 20 years of success in growing healthcare related technology companies. 

Jonathan is a Principal with Phase2 Health, a consulting and investment firm that specializes in commercializing healthcare technology companies. Prior to joining Phase2 Health, he served in a variety of C-level and General Manager roles for Cantata Health, Source Medical and NextGen Healthcare.

Earlier in his career, Jonathan led sales organizations focused on physicians and the healthcare industry with Dell Technologies.

Jonathan has Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas.