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Tara Vail


Tara Vail is the Chief Operating Officer of HSTpathways, the top-ranked software solutions company for the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) industry. As COO, Vail is responsible for training, support, marketing and product management. She has deep expertise in helping healthcare organizations leverage information technology to improve operational efficiency and optimize revenue cycle management.

Vail has been helping ASCs implement HSTpathways’ innovative suite of solutions since 2014. During her tenure, HSTpathways’ client base has increased 250 percent. Prior to joining HSTpathways, Vail served as Director of Revenue Cycle, and later as Vice President of Finance Operations, for Surgery Partners, LLC. While at Surgery Partners, Vail oversaw the selection and implementation of a unified ASC practice management system (HSTpathways). Prior to the implementation of HSTpathways, Surgery Partners used several different practice management systems across its various ambulatory surgery centers. Vail leveraged the implementation of a single, ASC-focused practice management system to improve workflow, facilitate operations, standardize reporting and enhance the management of financial processes across the organization.

In addition to her accomplishments in the ASC industry, Vail also has experience with information technology solutions for diagnostic imaging. Her background includes providing consultative expertise to acute care hospitals and independent diagnostic treatment facilities (IDTFs) about industry product requirements and best practices related to radiology information system (RIS) solutions including RIS, picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), business intelligence, reporting and mammography.      

Vail’s breadth of experience in healthcare finance (revenue cycle management, case costing, payer contracting, claims and billing, supply chain management, inventory control, reporting) added to her expertise in information technology (software development, IT implementation processes, cloud deployment, device integration) combine to make her an invaluable resource in the ASC industry.

Vail was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA), one of the largest state-based ASC associations in the country.  

Vail holds an MBA from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and a B.S. in Psychology.