Director of Software and Product Development
Improvement Path Systems
Joel is driven by understanding problems, delving into how things work, and then providing solutions to those problems. As a 5-year-old he disassembled the handle on the bathroom door trapping himself inside. His ability for problem solving was limited at this time and he creatively looked for expert assistance, aka shouting for help. Let's not even talk about the time a rug donned as a cape was the obvious solution for flying down the stairs. A bit more delving into how things work was needed on this one! The parental body laid down some regulations that severely slowed the progress on solving this problem. These situations helped Joel understand the need to follow a process of problem identification, research, theory, experimentation, result analysis, implementation, and sustainment.
As the Director of Product and Software Development, Joel is responsible for working with hospitals to understand system and departmental goals, current systems, and project constraints. He is responsible for the design, development, documentation, deployment, and training of data solutions that deliver actionable information to decision makers when they need it. He has over 15 years of database development and solutions experience and degrees in Business Administration and Management. Joel combines technology and business acumen to identify, provide, and sustain improvement opportunities that reduce waste and improve quality. He has created decision support solutions for many areas of healthcare including infection control, outpatient clinics, emergency departments, operating rooms, as well as resource staffing, scheduling and workload demand. Lately, he has been focused on reducing pharmacy operational waste from pre and post-production workflows.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
1:15 PM – 3:45 PM