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David Klements

Board of Directors

Qualifacts Systems, Inc.

Nashville, TN, USA

David Klements
Niclas Kjellström-Matseke
Todenburg Ltd. (fmr. Perennis Africa Proprietary)
James Knight
Keystone Law

David Klements’ Biography

David Klements is a leading Healthcare IT executive and the fmr. President & CEO of Qualifacts Systems Inc., the foremost provider of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Qualifacts' CareLogic enterprise electronic health record system streamlines scheduling, documentation, billing and reporting processes for behavioral health and human services organizations across the US. David continues his relationship with Qualifacts as a member of its Board of Directors.

With his entrepreneurial vision and strong leadership, David successfully led Qualifacts’ restructuring and turnaround, transforming the firm’s identity as a professional services business into a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. During his tenure as CEO, the company went through two private equity recapitalizations, most recently by Warburg Pincus, which viewed significant growth potential for Qualifacts through strategic partnerships and acquisition opportunities.

David also spearheaded many partnerships while at the helm of Qualifacts, notably the partnership with Open Minds that created the Value Based Care for Behavioral Health online community. This innovative platform is the leading online resource on value-based reimbursement, developed for executives of mental health, human services and substance use organizations serving consumers with complex needs.

For his work, David has been honored as a NEXT Entrepreneur of the Year (2011), and Qualifacts earned the title of Company of the Year (2011) at the Greater Nashville Technology Council Awards. He currently also serves on the Board of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and has been a supporter of many Nashville organizations, including serving as past Board Chair for the Nashville Technology Council.

David earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and has also done postgraduate work at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and University of Madrid.

David Klements’ Newsfeed

The Business Journals
Paul Ricci named CEO of Qualifacts, David Klements transitions to board

Former Nuace Communications Chairman and CEO Paul Ricci took over as CEO of electronic health records provider Qualifacts in December, according to the company’s website. He replaced David Klements, who had been CEO for 15 years before transitioning to a seat on Qualifacts board of directors in January,

Nashville Medical News
National Council for Behavioral Health, Qualifacts Look at Shift to Virtual Care

The National Council for Behavioral Health and Nashville-based Qualifacts, a leading EHR platform for behavioral health and human service organizations, recently released results of their national survey of behavioral health providers to gauge the role virtual care has played during COVID-19. David Klements, president and CEO of Qualifacts, said, "The full short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are not yet known, but these insights and data-driven priorities allow Qualifacts and the National Council to respond quickly on everything from adaptable, flexible technology solutions to promoting legislative changes to make sure that virtual care remains an effective and important part of their overall services portfolio."

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David Klements’ Background

Qualifacts Systems, Inc.
Board of Directors
Jan 2021 - Present
Nashville, TN, USA
Qualifacts is the largest SaaS vendor of integrated practice management and electronic record solutions for behavioral health and human service providers.
Qualifacts Systems, Inc.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Jan 2006 - Dec 2020
Nashville, TN, USA
Qualifacts is the largest SaaS vendor of integrated practice management and electronic record solutions for behavioral health and human service providers.
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Current Board Positions

Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Board of Directors
Nashville, TN, USA
Founded in 2007, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center focuses on raising the quality of resources available to Nashville’s entrepreneurial and small business communities.

Previous Board Positions

The Greater Nashville Technology Council
Nashville, TN, USA
The Greater Nashville Technology Council is the leading advocate for Middle Tennessee’s $7.5 billion information technology ecosystem and the technology professionals who design and manage that technological infrastructure.
Advisory Board
Nashville, TN, USA
Medalogix is a data science company focused solely on the home health market. Through an in-depth educational approach and clinical insights, it helps customers improve patient care, reduce costs, and achieve excellence in home health.


Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee
Nashville, TN, USA
Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee builds programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills to help students dream big and reach their potential.
OZ Arts Nashville
Nashville, TN, USA
OZ Arts is Nashville's Non-Profit Contemporary Arts Center. It supports innovative performing and visual art works by leading artists whose contribution influences the advancement of their field.
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Social Distancing Drives Greater Need for Virtual Behavioral Health-Care Support
Jul 2020
In this article for the Milken Institute, David Klements, President & CEO of Qualifacts Systems, outlines the changes that the Covid pandemic has brought to the behavioral health and human services community. Most significantly is the need for telehealth and virtual health services, an area in which Qualifacts is providing support, notably in infrastructure and in enhancing existing platforms.
Nashville Medical News: Business Insights
May 2020
Nashville, TN, USA
In this article, David Klements discusses how Qualifacts was able to quickly help its customers meet the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, notably the urgent need to switch care to a virtual setting. Qualifacts was able to reach out to customers through its CareLogic Community, as well as help customers navigate new regulatory changes and funding opportunities.

Awards & Endorsements

2020 Dealmaker Of The Year Awards, Nashville
Nashville, TN, USA
Smart Business Dealmakers recognized some top deals and dealmakers in the Nashville region. David Klements was awarded in the Healthcare category, and was lauded for his work leading Qualifacts to a spot on the INC. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies three years in a row.
The Greater Nashville Technology Council
Company of the Year
Nashville, TN, USA
The Greater Nashville Technology Council awards event is dedicated to connecting, uniting, developing, and promoting Middle Tennessee’s rich community of developers and technology entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and institutions with awards in 14 categories.
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Speaking Engagements

The 2020 Open Minds Executive Leadership Retreat
Oct 2020
On October 29th, David Klements, CEO of Qualifacts, will join Monica E. Oss for a discussion titled 'Leading Through Change' at the virtual 2020 Open Minds Executive Leadership Retreat.
2020 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute
Session Speaker
Aug 2020
David Klements, CEO of Qualifacts, joined CEO of Open Minds, Monica E. Oss, to discuss the “new normal” and big issues that provider organization executives are focusing on and how ti affects the future of telehealth.

David Klements’ Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts
1991 - 1995
University of Madrid
Postgraduate Studies
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