Jim Hruby is the Director Information Technology at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, a standalone 350-bed community hospital serving southeastern Colorado. A graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Geophysical Engineering, Jim is a certified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Before joining the healthcare industry he managed technically complex projects for organizations like Schlumberger, Unisys, Quantum, Oracle, HP, and Trane. Over the past five years at Parkview he has implemented a wide variety of systems including MEDITECH 6.0, Pulsecheck ED EHR, eCw ambulatory, API Time and Attendance/Scheduling, Dr. First, IMO, ICD-10, Patient Portal, Talis, and Form Fast, among others. Jim manages the team of analysts responsible for leveraging these systems to drive continuous improvement while teaching Lean Six Sigma Black Belt classes to senior management and other healthcare organizations.
As a speaker, Jim has been a regular presenter at national conferences, including the Medical Users Software Exchange, as well as a range of vendor events for organizations like MEDITECH, Summit Healthcare, and others. Outside of work, Jim is active with many volunteer groups in Pueblo and his home town of Rye, Colorado. His work in healthcare -- and Parkview specifically -- is near and dear to his heart, as he nearly lost his father to blood clots after a back surgery last year but for the excellent care provided by an Interventional Radiologist.