With over 46 years of experience in health planning and regulation, Tom Piper
brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the SmartCare
track record includes community-based health care research, planning, public regulation, education, and related advisory services, in addition to computer and health services research, analysis, and consultation.
extensive studies of health planning and regulatory systems and trends, Tom's work has been the basis for national surveys of planning and regulatory agencies, which became the basis for influential publications and policy changes.
experience as a consultant includes specific health planning and certificate of need research and advisement in the architectural aspects and overall development of rural and urban health systems.
Tom had served as the director of Missouri's Certificate of Need Program since 1988, and previously served as the director of the Missouri State Health Planning and Development Agency.
He also was an active member of the American Public Health Association and the clinical faculty for the University of Missouri - Columbia, in addition to serving on the board of directors for the American Health Planning Association, National Rural Health Care Association, Midwest Rural Health Associates, Midwest Health Policy and Planning Association, and Missouri Public Health Association.
Since 2011, he
has actively worked through his
firm (MacQuest Consulting, LLC) to assist in the development of long-term care facilities.
He also serves on the Apple User Group Advisory Board to support and train Apple product users achieve more productive use of their devices.
Motivational speaking is also a passion of Tom's
, and a goal that he
is working toward.