DAS Named Finalist for TBBJ Ultimate Management Team

11/09/2011 |

Doctors Administrative Solutions (DAS) has been named a finalist for the 2011 Tampa Bay Business Journal Ultimate Management Teams award. The award recognizes the achievements of the best and the brightest business executive management teams across a variety of industry sectors, businesses and organizations.

DAS, which helps physicians leverage health IT to run more profitable and effective practices, is one of 20 organizations selected as a finalist for the award by an independent panel of judges. A final ranking and the top management team will be revealed at a luncheon on Dec. 1. A special section will also be published in the Dec. 2 edition of the Tampa Bay Business Journal profiling each of the finalists.

“This recognition is truly a testament to the unique strengths and capabilities of our team that have allowed us to grow and prosper in these challenging economic times,” said David Schlaifer, CEO of DAS. “It is an honor to be selected for an award that acknowledges our team’s management style across industry lines and we look forward to seeing where this leadership will take us in the future.”

Led by Schlaifer, DAS’ core management team consists of six individuals who contribute unique strengths to the organization’s success:

  • Jennifer Shimek, COO
  • Amanda Patanow, Vice President
  • Dena Bradford, Implementations Director
  • Kristen Drago, Business Support Director
  • Kate Watt, Client Services Director


The team’s rare combination of experience, determination and creativity has enabled DAS to establish a strong track record of helping West Central Florida physicians run more profitable private practices through the implementation of industry‐leading electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) solutions. This has resulted in DAS tripling its overall staff size in 2011, creating the largest EHR implementation staff dedicated to the West Central Florida region.

It is also on pace to realize a third straight year of revenue increases exceeding 200%, and has expanded its client base to nearly 200 physicians and 1,000 users treating more than a half million patients. This growth has resulted in DAS being named one of the region’s top three EHR providers by market share in 2011.

The firm was also recognized as the region’s 10th fastest‐growing private company by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and was named a finalist in the inaugural Florida Companies to Watch awards recognizing entrepreneurs as the backbone of the state’s economy. The Tampa Bay Business Journal also recognized DAS as a Best Place to Work.

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