A long-time leader in healthcare services, Rob Kerr has lived through many changes in healthcare practice, regulation and reimbursement. His role has been to make sure healthcare organizations are getting the information they need to succeed through those changes. Throughout his career, Rob has been engaged in the full spectrum of healthcare IT, from staffing, budgeting and operations to application development and implementation. He knows the industry, and believes it’s at a tipping point in this country; it’s time for care providers to get strategic about their technology to improve patient care.
“Providing great healthcare outcomes through constant change requires continuous and collaborative strategic, operational and technical leadership.”
An innovative and collaborative leader, Rob provides C-level technology strategy to clients in Hartman’s healthcare practice. He identifies their challenges and opportunities, and provides insight and direction to allow them to grow while simultaneously improving care quality and patient outcomes. Rob also helps healthcare organizations focus on their data, knowing that strong business intelligence represents an opportunity for leaders to make timely and accurate decisions in a rapidly changing environment.
Previously, Rob led IT operations at Remedi SeniorCare, an institutional pharmacy provider. In this role, he decreased infrastructure costs by 30 percent by moving the company to an integrated, high-performance technology platform. He was also involved in the development of a robotic medication dispensing system and an industry-leading electronic medication order entry system. Rob also held IT leadership roles at several midsize and large healthcare organizations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and California.
Even outside of work, Rob remains focused on the advancement of healthcare issues, including improving care for phenylketonuria (PKU) patients. He is the former CFO of the National PKU Alliance and former president of the Maryland Alliance of PKU Families. He also enjoys traveling, especially to his native Ireland, and keeping up with his kids’ busy lives.