Biography and Curriculum Vitae
My current position represents an amalgamation of my varied life experience, work experience and education. Those experiences are the result of my primary fundamental character trait, curiosity. I am very fortunate to work within an organization, despite its relatively small size, that has the vision to allow me to apply my skillset in new ways to improve healthcare for patients, staff and providers.
My current role could be described as evolutionary. It started about 3 years ago shortly after beginning our Studer Group driven journey to improve safety, quality and experience of all persons involved in the healthcare experience. Our strategic planning process identified an opportunity for improvement regarding physician leadership. I was identified as being the spearhead for this new strategic directive. I was eager to serve our patients, organization, staff and physicians.
My plate was already quite full with a thriving outlying primary-care clinic that at times takes on a life of its own. I drafted a proposal for my role and some solutions to allow me to carve time out for my new role. Time has and continues to be an ongoing challenge.
My main goals were to:
· Automate and capitalize on existing technology to improve quality, safety and satisfaction for all stakeholders (CMIO).
· Create and participate in collaborative solutions to improve all aspects of patient safety, care and experience (CMO).
· Work to improve physician alignment to increase job satisfaction, decrease clinical variation and improve care (CMO).
My engineering, programming and nuclear backgrounds give me the ability to apply old, yet tried and true, approaches to healthcare. Resilient processes, redundancy, consistent measurement, and continuous quality improvement are all leveraged here via collaborative teams to achieve results in timeframes and of a scale previously out of reach.
This role is best described as a collaborative horizontal and vertical spanning leader that applies technical, human-factor and process improvements in an integrated manner to make a positive difference in the health and wellness of each life we touch. I have been granted unprecedented access and integration to all levels (from CEO to CNA), between departments, and within all existing data repositories throughout our healthcare organization.
I work very closely with physicians, Information Technology leadership, CEO, CIO, COO, Clinic Administration and Nursing Leadership to provide the best utilization and integration of technology, manpower and process.