John Olson

Director of Operations, Chief Data Protection Officer

There’s a great quote by Milton Friedman that states, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” John puts his own spin on that quote, which drives the way he works. His version? “Business success is not measured by the ability to conceive a great idea, but rather by the ability to put it into action and deliver effectively.” We thought that matched up pretty well with what we think, too, because we know our healthcare clients are all about taking great ideas and making them reality. No wonder he’s such a great fit for our team!

John backs up that bold attitude with more than 20 years as a proven and experienced information technology manager. He’s skilled in building programs, managing projects, and resourcing teams in enterprise and global environments. He has the unique ability to position solutions and services and ensure alignment with enterprise strategies.

After graduating college with a degree in Healthcare Administration, John’s career began with 10 years of deploying clinic management tools to healthcare providers. Building on that experience, he worked inside a healthcare system. There he integrated clinical and financial decision support systems, quality assurance programs, and enterprise reporting to improve patient delivery and outcomes. As a result, he was invited to share those best practices and success stories at numerous national conferences. (Even back then people saw how good he was!)