Location: San Francisco
Joe DeLuca is a Senior Advisor at BDC Advisors with a practice specifically focused on health care informatics and information technology. In this capacity, he provides advisory and project management services to health systems, academic medical centers, multi-hospital systems, medical foundations, organized medical groups and payer organizations. Joe provides practical insight and leadership development through 30 years of consulting and management experience in the healthcare industry. His clients include some of healthcare’s most prestigious award winning information system users as well as preeminent financial and clinically integrated health systems.
Specific areas of specialization include:
• Information Technology Planning – Aligned with Business and Medical Service Plans
Establish future vision and path to achieve; governance and oversight alignment; requirements assessment and alignment; application and technology portfolio assessment; capital and operational budgets; total cost of ownership and ROI analysis; management structure and operational planning; current capability and gap analysis; performance benchmarking
• Readiness Assessments and Planning
Clinical integration of diverse care components; medical and physician networks; care management models (ACO, risk based, patient-centered medical homes); patient and family support systems (self-service, personal health records); health plan capabilities to support care delivery and economic model; informatics design for data warehouse and performance management systems
• EMR Meaningful Use Assessment and Remediation Planning – to qualify for maximum incentive dollars available under ARRA HITECH provisions
Education and strategy alignment; governance and oversight alignment for health systems, hospitals and eligible provider organizations; gap assessments, remediation planning and oversight; economic analysis to determine and validate maximum potential and investment required; funds flow analysis for related eligible provider organizations; pre-attestation audit
• Physician EMR Adoption Planning
Requirements assessment; vendor reviews; economic modeling including effect of donation calculations; approach; implementation planning; contracting support
• Software Application Vendor Selection and Acquisition Contracting
RFP/RFI development and evaluation; vendor analysis; economic analysis on total cost of ownership, cost-benefit analysis, performance metrics; contracting and negotiations support
• Implementation Oversight, Intervention and Remediation Services
Joe is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences and is widely published on health care and information technology topics. The most recent edition of his book, The CEO’s Guide to Health Care Information Technology: Revised Edition, is now available from Josey-Bass. Joe was recently awarded the ACHE Regent’s Senior Leadership Award for service to the health care industry.
Mr. DeLuca received his MA in Health Services Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and BA, magna cum laude, from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.