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Barry Mathis Speaks at 2014 UC Business Forum


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Wednesday, April 16, University of the Cumberlands (UC) Hutton School of Business hosted the 7th annual Business Forum for Young Professionals.

The business forum is designed to prepare young professionals as they enter the business workforce. Industry professionals share their professional experiences and discuss ways in which businesses can thrive, not just survive, in any financial climate. The theme for 2014 was “Shining a Light on Economic Recovery.”

One of the speakers was Barry Mathis, who is the Principal in H. I. S. Professionals, LLC. Mathis has over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare and IT industries working as a CIO, CTO, IT Auditor, IT Director and Healthcare IT Consultant. He has advised and worked with some of the largest and most complex healthcare providers in the nation. He has served as a compliance officer, HIPAA subject matter expert and presently as the Principal ARRA/HITECH specialist for H.I.S professionals.

Mr. Mathis has been speaking for over 15 years on topics such as Emerging Healthcare Information Systems Technology, Managing Healthcare Information Technology Costs and Managing Outsourced Information Technology Contracts. He has been published in top healthcare industry periodicals such as Health Data Management, Healthcare Informatics, and HFMA Magazine.

The forum was founded by Mr. J. Hunt Perkins. Perkins, a geologist, is president of J. Hunt Perkins and Associates, Inc.; a Lexington firm established in 1983 that specializes in oil and gas exploration services, gas well drilling and field exploration services. A current member of Cumberlands Board of Trustees, his strong association with the university extends back to when his mother served more than ten years as the bursar for then Cumberland College./p>

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.