Jim Deren is Senior IT Healthcare Strategist for CareTech Solutions. He is a certified project manager (PMP) and has earned his CPHIMS certification. Mr. Deren has more than 38 years of IT experience, including over 28 years in the IT healthcare IT industry. Prior to joining CareTech, he was the manager of clinical applications for Henry Ford Health System. Jim has performed over 40 detailed IT assessments and several IT strategic plans for hospitals in the U.S. He has earned a B.S. degree in education/computer science from Eastern Michigan University.
Last year, Mr. Deren spoke at several conferences, including the 29th Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in Phoenix and the 4th Annual Gulf Coast Chapters Conference (GC3) in Biloxi. In addition to presenting at the 2012 HIMSS national conference, Jim has also spoken at the 2011 AHA Center for Healthcare Governance Fall Symposium and the 2009 Fall Midwest HIMSS and 2009 CHIME conferences.