— OZ Systems, a leading provider of public health information systems, today announced the hiring of Matt Oefinger as Chief Technology Officer. An entrepreneur and experienced technology executive, Oefinger fuses vision and creativity with an aptitude for tech business, having collected numerous awards throughout his business career. In addition to leading OZ Systems’ overall product development, Oefinger will be focusing on and designing novel technologies related to newborn screening.
“Throughout his career, Matt has shown an uncommon ingenuity,” said Terese Finitzo, co-founder and CEO of OZ Systems. “We are thrilled to have him as part of our team as we continue to solve health information challenges.”
Returning to his home state of Texas, Oefinger joins OZ Systems from Watermark Medical, LLC, where he also served as Chief Technology Officer. His career began at Texas Instruments, and includes leadership roles at QRS Systems and Wolf International. His work has been published in a variety of industry publications, including Computers in Cardiology. In 2005, Oefinger founded Oefinger Enterprises, licensee of the Hermes™ Internet-based data monitoring software and visualization platform.
“My passion is creating and utilizing technologies to solve problems,” said Oefinger. “OZ Systems attracted me because it is one of the companies that takes a scientific, yet user-based approach to technology to solve problems others just complain about.” Leveraging previous experience and interest in cardiology, Oefinger will also be spearheading OZ Systems technology leadership in connecting hospital nurseries and electronic results with public health entities as the state-by-state implementation of newborn screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) rolls out.
Oefinger did his undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University where he was Phi Beta Kappa and a prestigious Hyer Scholar. He also holds a Masters of Science and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
About Oz Systems
By developing and implementing the world’s smartest information technology platforms, OZ Systems bridges the information gap and helps children and families thrive through improved data accountability, performance measurement, quality certification, and electronic reporting for public health and early education.