THE WOODLANDS, TX., Jan. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Optium Cyber Systems, Inc. (the Company) (OTC PINK:OCSY) today announced that the Company’s CEO, Todd Rutherford, and Advisory Board Member, Mark Anderson, have been selected to speak at the upcoming annual Texas Regional Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Dallas.   The event will be held between April 25 – April 27, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Downton, Dallas and attended by representatives of the majority of healthcare organizations in Texas.

“We are very pleased to have two of our team members selected to speak at the upcoming HIMSS conference in Dallas. This honor demonstrates that we are recognized by our peers as leaders in our field;” stated Georg Rutherford, President of Optium Cyber Systems, Inc.

Michael T. Rutherford: Chief Executive Officer – Optium Cyber Systems, Inc.

Michael Todd Rutherford is an Information Technology professional with over 25 years of experience with a specialized focus on IT security. His experience includes IT system development, operations and management for banking, mortgage lending, telecommunications, healthcare, and real estate companies. He has served numerous systems management functions on Department of Defense research projects and in the last 15 years, Mr. Rutherford has been specializing in architecting, securing and operating healthcare information technology systems.  He is currently Director of IT for an industry-leading medical software company.  Mr. Rutherford holds a degree in Information Systems Management from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and is a member of the FBI InfraGard and the Health Information Management Systems Society.

Mark Anderson, CPHIMS, FHIMSS: Advisory Board Member – Optium Cyber Systems, Inc.

Mark Anderson has held the positions of CIO, CFO and CEO of a number of domestic hospital networks and rural hospitals.  He is one of the nation’s premier healthcare futurists and one of the leading national speakers on healthcare.  Mr. Anderson has extensive experience in health care redesign and organizational restructuring along with a comprehensive background in start-up and replacement of multi-facility health information platforms, including financial, clinical, managed care and decision support systems.  He specializes in the evaluation, selection, and ranking of vendors in the VBR, RCM, HIE, and PMS/EHR hospital and physician healthcare marketplace.  Besides serving at the CEO of AC Group, Mr. Anderson has served as the Interim CEO/CFO of Doctors Diagnostic Hospital, interim CIO for the Taconic IPA, VP of healthcare for META Group, Inc., the Chief Information Officer (CIO) with West Tennessee Healthcare, the Corporate CIO for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Health System, the Corporate Internal IT Consultant with the Sisters of Providence (SOP) Hospitals, and the Executive Director for Management Services for Denver Health and Hospitals and Harris County Hospital District. His experience includes 15+ years as a Hospital CIO, 20+ years working with physician offices, 7 years in the development of physician-based MSOs and IPAs, 17 years with multi-facility Health Care organizations, 15 years Administrative Executive Team experience, 6 years as a member of the Corporate Executive Team, and 9 years in healthcare turnaround consulting. Mr. Anderson received his BS in Business, is completing his MBA in Health Care Administration, and is a Fellow with HIMSS.


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is an American not-for-profit dedicated to improving health care in qualitysafetycost-effectiveness, and access through the best use of information technology and management systems.  It was founded in 1961 as the Hospital Management Systems Society. It is now headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The society has more than 50,000 individual members, over 570 corporate members, and more than 225 not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS is a US 501(c)6 organization.

About Optium Cyber Systems, Inc.

OCSI has developed a proprietary process to analyze, identify and address cyber security vulnerabilities in an organization’s critical IT infrastructure which is scalable to any size organization in any industry.  OCSI has recently launched in the health care sector, focusing on protecting health care facilities including hospitals, nursing homes and doctor’s offices from cyberthreats such as the manipulation of medical devices or theft of patient records.  OCSI is a publicly traded company having its common shares quoted on the OTC Markets under the symbol “OCSY”.

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