Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Matthew J. Hawkins gratefully leads an incredible team at Waystar, the combination of Navicure and ZirMed, the two top-rated providers of revenue cycle technologies. Waystar simplifies and unifies the healthcare revenue cycle with innovative technology that allows clients to collect more with less cost and less stress, so they can focus on their goals, patients and communities.
The industry has recognized Navicure and ZirMed as leaders for more than a decade. Navicure and ZirMed have collectively earned Best in KLAS® claims clearinghouse honors every year since 2010, including 2018. Black Book Research® has recognized the two companies with multiple #1 rankings in both medical claims processing and patient payment since 2012. Our Claims Management and Charge Integrity solutions have also achieved “Peer Reviewed by HFMA” designation.
Matt is a proven software executive and is passionate about technology’s role in improving healthcare. In the last five years, Matt has helped identify and architect more than $1.7 billion of healthcare technology-related investments. A number of industry and business publications have acknowledged Matt’s leadership including Becker’s Hospital Review “Entrepreneurs to Know,” Healthcare IT News “H.I.T. Men of the Year” in 2013 and Utah Business Magazine’s “Forty Under 40” in 2011. He is an author and contributor to various healthcare-related articles in Health Data Management, Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Business and Technology and USA Today.
Before joining Waystar as CEO and board member in 2017, Matt was president of Sunquest Information Systems, leading its transformation into a global leader in laboratory diagnostic informatics. Sunquest’s transformation included architecting several acquisitions to enhance its ability to serve its clients. During his tenure, Frost & Sullivan recognized Sunquest as 2017 Diagnostic IT Company of the Year and Black Book Research’s rated Sunquest #1 among diagnostic lab solutions. Previously, Matt was with Vista Equity Partners, serving as president and board member of Greenway Health, CEO and board member of Vitera Healthcare Solutions, and CEO and board member of SirsiDynix. From 2004 to 2007, Matt was vice president and general manager of Henry Schein Practice Solutions. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Matt received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree with University Honors from Brigham Young University. He is also deeply committed to volunteer service.