Alan Portela, Chief Executive Officer, AirStrip


Alan Portela has more than 25 years of experience in bringing groundbreaking medical technology solutions to market. Mr. Portela originally joined AirStrip as a senior advisor and member of the Board of Directors prior to his appointment as CEO in 2011. His vision of healthcare mobility has helped guide efforts to solidify AirStrip’s leadership position in a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.

Prior to joining AirStrip, Mr. Portela was CEO and principal of Hybrid Clinical Transformation, LLC, where he developed successful EHR adoption strategies for the U.S. Military Health System and much of the Veterans Health Administration. He also served as President and Chief Strategist at CliniComp, Intl., and in senior executive roles in several innovative healthcare technology and service organizations.

Matt Patterson, MD, Advisor, AirStrip


Dr. Matt Patterson built his career around delivering high quality, accessible and cost effective health care. A graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Patterson developed clinical and operational leadership as a U.S. Navy physician, serving as Medical Director of the Naval Special Warfare Center in San Diego, CA—the elite training command of the U.S. Navy SEALs. Prior to AirStrip he led major U.S. health system strategy and operations engagements as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Nancy Pratt, Chief Operating Officer, AirStrip

Nancy-PrattA healthcare industry veteran with a proven record of success in driving effective IT strategies and operational improvement over many years, Nancy Pratt is now spearheading the next generation of innovations at AirStrip.

Nancy is committed to delivering the level of clinical effectiveness required in a post-Affordable Care Act world while executing the AirStrip value proposition: transforming healthcare through mobility and interoperability, and optimizing operational effectiveness both internally and with clients.

An American Society of Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Nancy served most recently as Senior Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at St. Joseph Health. Nancy previously spent ten years as Senior Vice President – Clinical Effectiveness of Sharp HealthCare in San Diego and led the initiative that resulted in Sharp HealthCare receiving the 2007 National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. In both positions, Nancy also served on the steering committees responsible for strategic IT decisions.

Before that, Nancy served as Vice President of Clinical Services at CliniComp, Intl., where she supervised product design, implementation, training, testing and quality including technical documentation of newly developed software applications and enhancements.

An experienced manager in cardiovascular care and trauma, Nancy spent more than 20 years as a critical care nurse in a variety of settings. A retired U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander, Nancy began her career in the Nurse Corps and led clinical programs and operations at the Medical University of South Carolina and Sentara Health Care.

Nancy Hudecek, RN, BSN, MS, Senior Vice President of Analytics, AirStrip

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With a unique blend of clinical, analytical, and financial leadership skills, Nancy Hudecek documents the full impact that mobile patient monitoring solutions from AirStrip are having on healthcare.

A registered nurse by training, Nancy has 30 years of clinical experience at renowned healthcare institutions including the Harvard Medical Institutions and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She spent a number of years with the Harvard Risk Management Foundation (CRICO/RMF), focused on helping the nation’s leading medical institutions take action to reduce the cost and risk of adverse events through the intelligent use of data and process improvement. While at Harvard, Nancy designed and implemented practices at major health systems nationwide to ensure the safe and effective delivery of care to large, diverse, and complex patient populations.

Angela Pierce, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, AirStrip

After more than 16 years of executive-level financial development experience for a wide range of businesses, Angela Pierce now provides the financial stewardship of AirStrip. Angela is no stranger to crafting financial management plans for technology leaders. Most recently, as the CFO of Trillion Partners, Inc., she spearheaded the effort to raise $60 million in debt and private equity for the business. As VP of Finance at Broadwing, Angela led the raising of more than $200 million and managed the company’s M&A activities and investor relations functions.

Angela also previously managed financial services and corporate banking as an executive with The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and Deutsche Bank.

Aparna Bala, Clinical Transformation Consultant, AirStrip

aparna-bala-2As a registered nurse, Aparna’s knowledge of nursing workflow stems from 15 years of direct patient care experience in over 20 hospitals, including UCSF Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic and Children’s National in Washington, DC.  Her active participation in hospitals’ healthcare technology implementations motivated her transition to clinical informatics with a focus on the multi-dimensional aspects of clinical transformation.

2 thoughts on “Bloggers

  1. The integration of patient monitoring and lab results into an iPAD is awesome.
    My question to Airstrip is?
    Is it possible to integrate Nihon Kohden patient monitors/ECG into an iPAD,iPhone or any Android phone.
    If you any solution, please reply..

  2. Thank you for your question and your input as to our priorities. We reevaluate the priorities of new data source interfaces to our products several times a year and your valuable input will help us better understand customer demand. Please feel free to reach out to for further information.

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