eHealthConnecticut’s Regional Extension Program
SMC Partners, LLC
Steve Ruth is a Director for SMC Partners, LLC, a healthcare solutions company providing leadership and project management for healthcare technology, behavioral health and payment reform projects. In this capacity, he serves as the Director for eHealthConnecticut’s Regional Extension Program, assisting over 1500 primary care providers optimize their use of Health Information Technology.
Steve has more than 35 years of direct care, management and consulting experience in the healthcare industry. He began his career as a behavioral health professional delivering mental health services in the public sector and subsequently administering programs in a variety of settings including mental health centers, state departments of mental health, and behavioral health managed care organizations.
Steve also has many years of integrating technology solutions with clinical service delivery. He has facilitated projects in large multi-service agencies, health plans and physician organizations to identify evaluate and chose technology solutions; improve billing and clinical efficiencies; respond to healthcare reform and the changing healthcare environment; and develop and create programs to advance the use and usefulness of technology across systems of care. Steve also has lent his technical, clinical and leadership experience to non-profit entities serving on various non-profit Boards and Advisory Committees.