ITelagen® Names George Popko to Board of Directors

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Long-time Healthcare Executive Sees Growth Opportunities in “One-Stop Shop for EHR”

George Popko

George Popko

“His (Popko) perspective and experience as a healthcare executive coupled with his merger and acquisition proficiencies made him an obvious addition to the Board of Directors," says John O'Keefe, CEO of ITelagen.

ITelagen, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare IT support and system administration, today announced that George Popko has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Popko, a seasoned healthcare executive and managing partner/founding member of InveniasPartners, a Chicago based executive search and assessment firm, joins ITelagen after twenty-five years of progressive senior level experience in the hospital and healthcare industry.

Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Financial Officer of several hospitals and healthcare systems, specializing in the financial turnaround of distressed organizations located in urban New Jersey markets. Having successfully faced these challenges, Popko views his appointment to the ITelagen Board of Directors as an opportunity to ensure success within ITelagen when it comes to capital formation, lender relations and financial and management reporting.    

“George brings a wealth of strategic planning and financial management expertise to ITelagen,” says John O’Keefe, CEO of ITelagen. “We couldn’t be happier or more fortunate to have him. His perspective and experience as a healthcare executive coupled with his merger and acquisition proficiencies made him an obvious addition to the Board of Directors.”

As ITelagen services the ever increasing and changing market for electronic health records (EHR), Popko’s particular expertise in guiding companies and maintaining financial health during periods of rapid growth takes on even greater importance. He will actively assist in strategic business planning and best practices for financial management.

Popko has a goal of being as supportive as possible in assisting the management team at ITelagen in reaching strategic objectives, specifically with regard to client development. “I feel I can bring a healthcare provider viewpoint to ITelagen, which I believe will be valuable to shaping future products and services,” says George Popko.

ITelagen has been assisting physician practices and healthcare organizations adopt EHRs easily and cost effectively for years, handling all facets of EHR and IT implementation, training, hosting, system optimization and ongoing support for a flat fee or fixed percentage.

About ITelagen:

ITelagen® redefines Healthcare IT for medical practices by providing EHR as part of an entire back-office solution that includes unlimited onsite & remote technical support for all of your staff and secure hosting of your patient data. We are more than just desktop technicians, but a complete technology team made up of CIO's, engineers, and healthcare EHR experts. With ITelagen, you can have all the benefits of your very own fully-staffed IT Department, without the expense of an in-house staff. By combining IT, hosting and certified EHR experts, ITelagen becomes the single point of contact and “One-Stop Shop for EHR” for IT and EHR infrastructure, all for a flat monthly subscription fee. For more information, visit ITelagen on the Web at Follow ITelagen on Twitter at, Facebook at, or LinkedIn at

Emile Ondrus
ITelagen, Inc.

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