In his role, Josh is responsible for aligning Inspirata’s Cancer Information Data Trust (CIDT) business strategy with systems design and data flow, spanning data collection, organization and management, as well as data analysis and visualization.
Josh has more than 20 years’ experience in Health Information Technology (HIT). Prior to his work in this space, he developed software and led multi-million dollar projects for companies such as Microsoft, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, to name a few. In 2007, Josh joined a 14-hospital health system where he worked with a network of community cancer centers and focused in on the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) National Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) and Cancer BioInformatics Grid (caBIG®) initiatives.
In 2011, Josh joined the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as the architect for CancerLinQ®, which is widely considered one of ASCO’s most ambitious initiatives designed to help practicing physicians distill massive volumes of oncology patient data into meaningful information that supports research as well as the delivery of high-quality, high-value care at the bedside. He left ASCO in 2014 as Director of Oncology Technology Solutions and Acting CTO for the CancerLinQ, a subsidiary of ASCO, having successfully developed the CancerLinQ prototype, along with the corresponding business model and plans.
In 2014, Josh co-founded SHARE for Cures, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower the patient community to use their individual health data to advance medical research and save lives. SHARE For Cures was featured as part of the White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative in 2016. Josh remains on the board of directors of SHARE For Cures.
Immediately prior to joining Inspirata, Josh also ran a consulting firm through which he served as a Consulting CIO to Guardian Research Network, a network of community hospitals that came together to accelerate disease research and clinical trial enrollment; and provided consulting services to a variety of organizations involved with clinical care and research, including Kaiser Permanente, where he and his team oversaw the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Clinical and Business Intelligence development activities. Since 2006, Josh has had more than 50 papers published on the topics of improving HIT and the quality of patient care and outcomes, as well as on population health and big data in healthcare.