A Verity Story

About Verity

Verity, a HealthStream Company, delivers enterprise-class solutions to transform the healthcare provider experience for healthcare organizations and providers. We currently serve over 2,400 hospitals and 1,000 medical groups in the US. Verity resulted from the merging of Echo and Morrisey, representing over 75 years of industry experience, becoming the leading credentialing, enrollment, and privileging companies in the United States. HealthStream, (NASDAQ: HSTM), based in Nashville, TN, is our parent company, supporting us through innovation, investment, and the development of market-leading solutions. Verity has over 200 employees spanning headquarters in Boulder, CO and satellite offices in San Diego, CA, Brentwood, TN, and Chicago, IL. 


View the January 2018 Press Release Announcing Verity, A HealthStream Company



Michael serves as the President of Verity and is a member of the HealthStream Executive Team. He lives in Boulder, CO and enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and rooting for the professional sports teams from his native Boston, MA.

Michael Sousa


As VP, Sales and Marketing for Verity, A HealthStream Company, Jonas provides executive leadership for all growth-related activities across the company. He earned a B.A. from The University of Tennessee and currently lives in Boulder, CO where he enjoys all the outdoor distraction that Colorado offers, preferably with his wife and three kids.

Jonas Fridrichsen

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

As VP, Product Management for Verity, Lance provides leadership and prioritization of Verity’s product direction. His tenure spans nearly two decades, including extensive experience leading technical, client services and sales teams. A graduate from Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, Lance lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife, Deann and their two daughters.

Lance Hebert

Vice President, Product Management and Solution Executives

Paul Holbel, Chief Technology Officer, leads Verity’s technology vision, and is responsible for the formation of highly effective agile delivery teams. With over 30 years of experience in creating software solutions for the healthcare credentialing marketplace, Paul has focused primarily on software automation, scalability, quality, security, and time to market.

Paul R. Holbel

Chief Technology Officer

As Verity’s Controller, Clay Ryan leads Verity’s accounting and finance functions. He served in a similar capacity for Echo, Inc. and Morrisey Associates, Inc. as Divisional Controller for HealthStream, Inc.’s Provider Solutions Business Segment. Clay is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business and lives in Nolensville, TN with his wife, Dana.

Clay Ryan

Divisional Controller

As VP, Implementation Services for Verity, Roger leads the PMO and all implementation and technical services. Prior to this role, he held several client services positions including managing training and support teams. Roger holds a BS from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, resides in Brentwood, TN and enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and two children.

Roger Platt

Vice President, Implementation Services

As VP, Client Success and Consulting for Verity, Vicki and her team guide customers through implementation. Before joining Verity in 2008, Vicki managed several credentialing and privileging practices, led a national healthcare accreditation and compliance consulting practice for a prominent firm, and was a surveyor for the National Committee on Quality Assurance and president of the National Association Medical Staff Services.

Vicki Searcy

Vice President, Client Success and Consulting

Verity Fact Sheet



Our story began in a San Diego suburb in 1985, when a few colleagues got together to introduce the first computerized physician referral software system under the name of HealthLine Systems. From there, a credentialing, patient access, and optometry EMR product line was released over the next decade. Gaining a reputation for having some of the best enterprise reporting and automation in the industry, HealthLine grew its client base of hospitals and health systems exponentially until their success culminated in a sale to HealthStream in March of 2015 and the rebrand to Echo, A HealthStream Company, a few months later. 

Soon after HealthLine launched their first credentialing product, four friends gathered in Chicago in 1987 and decided to throw their hat into the ring, taking on an emerging industry need around credentialing providers to ensure patient safety. Under the banner of Morrisey Associates (lovingly named after family members of the founders), they grew their company with deep subject matter expertise around CVO formation and privileging best practices, utilizing a best-in-class consulting team and great software products. The same four founders celebrated their journey together when HealthStream purchased Morrisey Associates in August of 2016 and rebranded as Morrisey, A HealthStream Company.  

While HealthLine and Morrisey Associates were gaining traction in the marketplace, a small company called Sy.Med Development in Brentwood, TN was formed in 1995 to handle the credentialing needs and various data exchanges between providers and payers. Over the years it grew to enjoy 1,000+ medical group clients by streamlining several back-office functions and driving significant ROIs as a result. Sy.Med’s track record of accomplishments were validated in October of 2012 when it was sold to HealthStream and then rebranded as Echo, A HealthStream Company, in 2015.

As Verity, A HealthStream Company, combines our legacy brands and marches forward into new, exciting realms, we are humbled and honored to steward the great work that came before us and hope to make our predecessors proud by building upon it.


Plugged Into Verity Network

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April 4 - 6 | Texas MGMA | San Antonio, TX


April 5 - 7 | Radiology Business Management Association | San Diego, CA


April 12 - 13 | Illinois Association Medical Staff Services | Oak Brook, IL


April 17 - 19 | Texas Society Medical Services Specialists | Dallas, TX


April 19 - 20 | New Jersey State Association Medical Staff Services | Atlantic City, NJ


April 25 - 27 | Pennsylvania Association Medical Staff Services | Erie, PA


April 25 - 27 | New York Association Medical Staff Services | Albany, NY


April 26 - 27 | Minnesota Association Medical Staff Services | Plymouth, MN


April 29 - May 1 | Georgia MGMA | Savannah, GA

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