Jim served as a Chief Technologist
for more than 25 years and is responsible for the successful
deployment of health care systems throughout the United States.
He began his career as an application developer in 1984 and moved
into the the healthcare industry in 1985
when he took the position of Manager of Systems Development at
Medical Software Solutions. While at MSS, he designed a comprehensive
practice management system that is still in use today.
Continuing in the healthcare
industry, he reunited with Kim Derum
to begin building a new team
to harness the latest technology
and methodologies to create the Avairis Practice Management System.
In addition to Jim's work in the healthcare industry, he is also
an accomplished Open Source developer and very involved in the local
and global Open Source community. He founded the Linux Terminal Server
Project (www.LTSP.org) which is
in use all over the world, providing low-cost Linux based thin client solutions.
Jim is also the president of the Michigan Unix User Group (www.MUG.org).