1 True Health Care Management

Executive Team

The Founders of 1 True Health – Care Management collectively have over 100 years of experience in Healthcare IT and Clinical Services Delivery. Suffice it to say that we have “been there before,” building and delivering valuable services and solutions in the Healthcare industry.
Shawn Smith


Shawn Smith is 1 True Health – Care Management’s Chief Executive Officer. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate operations, executive management, sales/marketing, and business development, primarily in the healthcare, public health, emergency response, humanitarian aid, and information technology industries. Shawn has a proven ability to understand market requirements and to design and deliver strategic solutions. He has coached, mentored, and lead corporate teams. He has managed large-scale operations and delivered to the satisfaction of clients.

Shawn has a strong record of accomplishments with start-up and high-growth Healthcare Information Technology companies. He has led organizations with software solutions for syndromic surveillance, emergency response and disaster relief, inpatient clinical management, emergency department information management, practice management, post-acute, and long-term care management for skilled nursing and assisted living, and revenue cycle management.

Buddy Owen


Charles “Buddy” Owen, M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer for 1 True Health. Dr. Owen is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics. In addition to more than 35 years of emergency medicine clinical experience, he has co-founded two successful Healthcare Information Technology companies. Dr. Owen has successfully guided the development and deployment of point-of-care solutions supporting more efficient and effective clinical practice.

Dr. Owen’s past successes at the intersection of care and technology inform his work designing products for the Patients, Providers, payers, employers, and researchers who are the customers of 1 True Health. Dr. Owen will oversee the creation of the 1 True Health user experience that gathers, organizes, and presents Patient-specific and population-based health information. Dr. Owen is excited to fulfill the longstanding promise of Healthcare I.T. – to make individual, group, and population care more efficient, more productive, and more engaging.


Scott Clitheroe, M.D. is the Medical Director for 1 True Health-Care Management. Scott obtained a degree in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin, followed by a Medical Degree from The University of Texas at Houston, and a residency in Internal Medicine at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Scott founded one of the first Hospitalist groups in Central Texas and has served as Medical Director for The Hope Clinic in Austin, which provides care for underinsured patients. He has also been involved in Telemedicine for remote offshore oil workers.

Scott is involved in the Travis County Medical Society as well as the Texas Medical Association, and he is Co-Host of a podcast called “A Healthier View” which shares healthy lifestyle ideas. Scott provides the direction needed for 1 True Health-Care Management’s focus on Chronic Care Management.

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Beth Sims is the Director of Care Coordination for 1 True Health – Care Management. Beth went to Purdue University and earned a degree in Kinesiology. She is certified through ACSM, ACE and NESTA as a health, fitness & wellness specialist.
Beth’s understanding of functional wellness, and the delicate balance between lifestyle and health has helped people around the world achieve their goals and improve their quality of life – from high level CEO’s to seniors and special populations to professional athletes and beyond.

Beth previously led the Health & Wellness program for Halliburton Energy. She is also a board member at the Greater Houston YMCA, a frequent contributor to health and wellness publications, and has spoken at the Wellness Summit in front of Congress about the importance of worksite wellness.

Via online, phone, e-mail and in-person consulting, Beth coaches people about health and specializes in exercise, nutrition, stress management, sleep, and overall wellness for achieving an optimized life.

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