About Rod

Rod is a clinically and technically trained project management professional who has focused on self development and client results to advance healthcare through automation.

Computers are good for repetitious tasks and record keeping and can free up clinicians to provide good clinical judgement. Rod Gamble, RN, PMP
Always treat the patient, not the computer. Rod Gamble, RN, PMP
Don't try to automate old processes. Fix the process before you speed it up. Rod Gamble, RN, PMP
Don't focus on trying to make a system idiot-proof. Idiots know no limits and there are better ways of dealing with them than an electronic medical record. Rod Gamble, RN, PMP

Why Choose Rod?

Rod is an independent contractor and can make sure that your investment in your project produces the most value by managing vendors and consultants without considering their respective internal hierarchy's needs. Bypassing the politics of many large organizations, Rod keeps your Program or Project focused only on success.

Rod has invested in more than a decade of higher education directly applicable to healthcare information technology projects. As new challenges arose, Rod consistently stepped into firm theoretical understanding before applying the theory.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The unique clinical and technical background has given Rod a perspective from the bedside to the boardroom, allowing him to articulate the particulars of patient care to leaders who may not share such foundations.

For the record, yes, Rod did create this website.

  • Deep understanding of Cerner as an analyst.
  • Deep understanding of database technology and programming techniques appropriate for different healthcare needs.
  • Proven ability to move from one vendor's platform to another due to extensive technical preparation.

Rod has extensive experience serving all sizes of organizations and the full range of imaginable acuities within each organization. Rod's clients have ranged from stand alone hospitals to regional organizations of 30-50 hospitals, to the large national chains of more than 100 facilities of both non-profit and for profit organizations.

Rod's industry knowledge has been sought to structure project, programs, and by the Expert Institute as a general expert in the field.

Rod took a brief time away from healthcare to work as a software engineer. In this role it became clear to him that healthcare is the only industry for him. Calls in the middle of the night to prevent or correct patient safety issues are worthwhile pursuits; factories, even world class factories, are simply not life and death and are not nearly as motivating.

Rod knows that many thousands of patients will be impacted by every decision on a Project within a Program. Each decision is important, project efficiency keeps the organization's dollars at the bedside, and patient outcomes are a tangible impact on the lives of friends and family. These axioms are what Rod brought into his roles, not something that had to be learned.

Rod's Skills

Rod's general areas of preparation have led to significant development of groups of skills.

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