Josh Sol has 15 years of experience in healthcare information technology and digital transformation. He provides a deep understanding of the influences digital innovation and technology can make on an institution and to consumer experience. He is passionate about enabling technologies and is focused on improving the digital experience for patients and clinicians. Mr. Sol has a proven track record of aligning IT strategy with execution and making transformational impacts, including time as an Administrative Director at Houston Methodist, advising on integrated electronic medical records systems, niche systems, innovations and start up initiatives.
With experience in healthcare information technology, Mr. Sol has been a trailblazing thought leader in the digital/clinical innovation and application space. He has implemented numerous systems with a proven ability to improve patient satisfaction, EMR adoption and usability, efficiencies in a multitude of clinical divisions, and produced measurable ROI. At Houston Methodist, Mr. Sol was a pivotal leader for a team of IT and clinical operations staff members, collectively earning HIMSS Stage 7 Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (OERAM) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executive (CHIME)’s Digital Health’s “Most Wired” Level 9. There he also helped create a center for innovation, a digital technology laboratory, experiential journey mapping, design and development of products and smart hospital initiatives. As a result of his helping to found the Houston Methodist Center for Innovation & Technology Hub, Mr. Sol was recognized as one of Cadillac’s sponsored Shaping: Houston award recipients for his contributions to Digital Innovation in Healthcare.
Mr. Sol’s motivation is in areas where he can improve physician and end-user satisfaction, reduce the burden of system usage, and often in pioneering significant healthcare initiatives. Over his career, he has led full life cycle implementations of EMR systems such as NextGen, eClinical Works, Athena, as well as Epic. In particular, at Houston Methodist he and his team helped to select, implement, then support, optimized and grow Epic, in both inpatient and outpatient areas, as well as a community connect program within the greater Houston region.
Mr. Sol’s IT operational experience does not stop with the EMR. He has also executed virtual healthcare technology strategies including remote patient monitoring, virtual intensive care units and outpatient telehealth options, population health application ecosystems, health information exchange and other interoperability strategies, patient engagement applications, clinical communications, mobile technologies, and medical device solutions.
Mr. Sol also serves as an advisor to Texas Medical Center innovation accelerators, as well as National and International technology communities, where he challenges technology leaders to focus on what is important for the consumer and encourages them to collaborate in ways that benefit the organizations the technology company is working to serve.