George Beckett currently serves as the HIT Coordinator for the State of Tennessee. Prior to this position he served as Director of Business Applications and Development for Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, IN. Beckett served for many years as a partner in an EMR firm where he designed, sold and implemented the application which is utilized in over 150 hospitals in the U.S. and U.K. He is also credited with developing and installing the U.K.’s (NHS) first combined health care/government agency RHIO. Beckett’s company was awarded two TEPR Finalist Awards and “Inc.’s top 5,000”. He also spent 11 years as a health care industry specialist with IBM.