Before taking this job, Rudman worked for 20 years in Academia as a Professor in health information management. Rudman also served as the director of the HIT core for the Delta Regional Institute and oversaw implementation of an electronic record exchange in rural Mississippi. He served on the state Mississippi Task force for health information exchange, chaired the education committee. Rudman was the PI on the HISPC grant for education and training for the implementation on electronic medical records for the state of Tennessee.
In addition to hands on experience in the development, implementation, and training of those working in the field of HIM, Rudman has an extensive list of presentations, publications, and health information technology grants. Rudman has published over 70 scholarly articles, made of 140 scholarly presentations, and received over $50 million in federal funded grants. Among those grants, Rudman served as either a PI or co-PI on funding for the Southern Mississippi health information exchange (at the time was the largest operating HIE in the US), a rural e-network of Mississippi hospitals, and a telemedicine grant to connect hospitals in the Delta Region in Mississippi.