Introducing Practice Fusion’s New General Manager – Dan Lodder
My journey into the health care field began when my grandmother and uncle were diagnosed with cancer. I watched as my mom spent days and months in the hospital while my grandmother battled lung cancer. I saw my aunt, as primary caregiver, help my uncle enhance his quality of life as he battled colon cancer. The loss of these family members with whom I was very close, left a profound mark on my life and made me realize I wanted to do what I could to help people with health-related challenges.
After college, I had an opportunity to work for an oncology services company that provided distribution, technology, and clinical services to independent practices. I was building data interfaces between early EHRs, Inventory, and Labs and Billing systems, and supporting customers utilizing these solutions. The role provided an opportunity to spend time with independent providers and their patients, and it allowed me to better understand the challenges of delivering high-quality care in a dynamic health care environment. This experience set me on a lifelong journey to develop solutions for independent practices to help increase efficiency, improve business performance, and patient outcomes.
Over the last 20 years, I have led teams that have built innovative solutions for health care providers. We have made a great deal of progress digitizing the clinical process, but we still have a long way to go. As we look to the future, we need to continue to focus on ways we can improve practice and provider efficiency by creating highly intuitive solutions. A focus on enabling data exchange to support the patient as they move through the care continuum will also be critical to providing high-quality care. Lastly, we need to make sure we support the integrity of the clinical process by creating solutions that allow the provider to spend more time focused on their patients.
As General Manager of Practice Fusion, my primary focus is the healthcare provider and how we can continue to build innovative solutions to help independent practices thrive. I spent the first weeks in my new role getting to know the Practice Fusion team and our customers. I am inspired by our mission-driven associates who focus on delivering the best solutions and services to health care providers. This is evident in the efforts to adapt Practice Fusion to the ever-changing regulatory landscape, and build high-impact product features, including enhanced appointment reminders.
In 2020, I want to ensure that Practice Fusion continues to be your trusted partner as you grow your business and take care of your patients. I look forward to being your partner and helping you thrive.