Data Transactions Each Day
Hospitals and Surgery Centers Nationwide
Our team has a combined 100+ years of experience in the anesthesia industry. Medaxion serves large, national-scale enterprises and small, standalone organizations.
Founded in 2008, Medaxion released its first anesthesia information service in 2010. Our complete anesthesia record service launched in 2013. In 2018, we introduced Medaxion Advance Pharmacy, which aggregates OR drug data collected at the point of care. All solutions are powered by Medaxion Insight Engine, which drives informed decisions by perioperative teams.
Medaxion simplifies work for key healthcare personnel, without introducing IT complexity. By design, our products are easy to use and fast. Medaxion’s cloud-based technology drives real-time relay of activity data from clinical staff to a robust management and messaging system. We compile inputs from various sources to deliver relevant information when needed.
The nation’s largest healthcare organizations rely on Medaxion solutions. Our products are installed in more than 6,000 operating rooms and 500 hospitals and surgery centers nationwide.
Our Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Jeff McLaren founded Medaxion in 2008 to maximize information technology opportunities in the anesthesia market. Previously, he served as co-founder and CEO of Safer Sleep, LLC, a provider of anesthesia safety and record automation services in New Zealand and the UK. Jeff began his healthcare technology career as co-founder, President, and Chief Product Officer of HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM).
Chief Technology Officer
John Toups directs Medaxion’s technology strategy, outsourced product development, production server operations, and product deployment/integration architecture. As CTO for Safer Sleep,LLC, John was instrumental in achieving U.S. FDA approval and enabling successful U.S. product trials. Toups has also worked with empactHealth.com and the Bioinformatics Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dyer Rodes, MD
Chief Medical Officer & Board Member
Dyer Rodes, MD, provides clinical anesthesia advisory for Medaxion. He is an active clinical partner, founding partner, and board member at Anesthesia Medical Group (AMG). Dyer was Chief of Anesthesiology at Centennial Medical Center (CMC) and has worked with Safer Sleep,LLC. Dyer received his degree in medicine from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his anesthesia residency at the University of Florida.
Chief Financial Officer
With over 30 years of experience in strategic business leadership and corporate governance, Susan Brownie directs all Medaxion financial and accounting matters. Prior to Medaxion, she served on executive teams in a wide range of healthcare ventures, including: QualDerm Partners, MyHealthDirect, Cogent/HMG, and HealthStream. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary.
Vice President of Technical Operations
With more than 20 years of IT experience, David Belser builds engineering teams who develop simple, elegant solutions to complex infrastructure and operations challenges. Prior to Medaxion, David was an IT Operations Manager at Teradata – a global leader in big data analytics and services. He also served as the Director of Information Technology Systems for 3D Systems / Geomagic.
Vice President of Sales
Harris Gilbert leads Medaxion’s sales and marketing efforts. He has helped many healthcare and technology businesses take advantage of growth opportunities, build market presence, and strengthen customer relationships. Harris previously led sales and marketing initiatives at Kroll, digiChart, HealthStream, and Dell. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Vice President, Engineering & Product Development
Tracy Poythress manages the product development team and oversees the product development lifecycle, including specification management, feature prioritization, application engineering, architecture, and quality assurance. Prior to her work with Medaxion, Tracy owned Koru Consulting and held Quality Assurance Manager positions at Safer Sleep,LLC, Investment Scorecard, and Valley Forge Life. She is a Veteran of the United States Air Force.
Vice President of Product Development
Phil Puccio manages Medaxion’s analytics team and is also responsible for specification development for Medaxion Pulse features, analytics features, and new Medaxion products. Phil has several decades of experience as a software developer and software project manager, leading teams large and small in custom application development. He holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Vice President of Account Development
Joe Thomas leads client relationship management and implementation of Medaxion’s solutions. His primary role is to ensure Medaxion’s services align with client needs. Joe brings a progressive background in healthcare executive operations, business development, and administration. Prior to Medaxion, Joe held executive roles at QualDerm Partners and St. Jude Medical. Joe earned his MBA from Lipscomb University and his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.