We know it’s all about helping you attain efficient workflow in managing healthcare information.
We are a team of experts dedicated to finding solutions for you. And if we can’t find one, we will develop one. We have been managing healthcare information long before EHR’s became a thing. Our long-term experience gives us a unique perspective to fill the gaps that many EHR systems leave behind.
We are structured so that we are large enough to assist healthcare providers of all sizes, yet small enough that our president still has an active role on every account.
The DISC Team
Patrick Karpen – President
Patrick joined DISC in 2007 as President and has played an integral role in all areas of the business. His primary responsibilities include operations, finance, strategic direction and product development. Prior to DISC, Patrick held CFO and operational roles in a consumer goods company, technology and distribution businesses. One of those technology businesses he co-owned and sold. During his tenure, the company was named an Ernst and Young “Fast Fifty” growth company. He has performed numerous consulting engagements to various businesses throughout his career. He has earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees from St. Louis University and has passed the Missouri CPA Exam. Outside of work he and his wife try and keep up with their 7 children and he sits on advisory and non-profit boards.
KC Frank – EVP
KC joined DISC in 2003 and has played a role in all facets of the business. After studying communications in college and starting a career in broadcasting, KC relocated from St. Louis to Los Angeles to broaden his experience and skill-sets. After career stints in broadcasting, marketing, sales and management, KC is now directly responsible for the direction and management of all sales and business development operations, including market strategy, channel management, product development and sales management at DISC Corporation. KC has achieved numerous industry awards throughout his career, including AIIM International’s Distinguished Service Award and Associated Press Reporter of the Year. Beyond DISC Corporation, you’ll find KC spending time with his wife, 2 daughters, family, friends, and his favorite non-profit, Mars One.
John Wilson – Director of Operations
John joined DISC in 2017 as the Director of Operations. With over 25 years of experience in healthcare, both as a member of the military and within the civilian sector, John possesses a unique skill set as having clinical, operational and administrative capabilities. He has held a variety of positions in the healthcare segment prior to his current role, including E.R. Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, EMT, Medical Assistant, Business Analyst Intern, Medical Office Practice Manager, and a Process Improvement Consultant for a large hospital based, multi-specialty medical group. John obtained an M.B.A from Webster University in St. Louis as well as a B.S. in Business Administration and minor in Finance from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Outside the office, you’ll find John and his wife attempting to manage two young hockey players and always trying to find the next best fishing hole.
Matt Franzblau – Product Manager
Matt joined DISC in 2012 and has served in a variety of roles ranging from sales and marketing to his current position as Product Manager. After graduating from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a degree in Business Administration, Matt moved to Southwest Florida and became a small business owner in the home health industry. Missing his Missouri roots, Matt relocated back the St. Louis area. As Product Manager, Matt oversees the SmartFiler solution, process improvement, and manages all client implementations. Matt won the D.A.R.E. Essay Contest in 5th grade and honestly doesn’t think he’s won an award since. Outside of DISC, you’ll find Matt at a Cardinals baseball game in the summer, a Blues hockey game in the winter, or hanging with his Westie, Ozzie.
Dave Flanagan – IT Manager
Dave has been working for DISC since 2009 as an IT manager. After earning a BA in English in 1991, Dave started a video game development studio in San Diego with some friends, where he was a writer and producer. Following this, Dave worked as a realtor in Prescott AZ, before returning to his first love, computers. In late 2008 Dave moved to St Louis to be closer to family and began working for DISC. Outside of DISC, you can typically find Dave in the world of virtual reality, much to the chagrin of his wife.
Kathy Simonis – Solutions Production Manager
Kathy joined DISC in 2012 as the Document Recognition Expert to assist in launching the SmartFiler solutions. Today, Kathy has grown into the role of leading the SmartFiler team, as well as internal production, and is committed to 100% customer satisfaction. Prior to DISC, Kathy managed a Chiropractic Wellness Center for 9 years and was a Legal Secretary for 15 years. When she’s not learning new medical record document types or training her team, she is busy running with her husband of 24 years to the colleges both of her children attend.