Dennis Niebergal - Calgary & Area, Alberta

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Dennis Niebergal is currently living in Calgary & Area, Alberta, working as a President in "D. Niebergal & Associates Inc." and is interested in Consulting.
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President - Chief Executive Officer - Senior Executive - Board Director

Experienced senior executive, corporate officer, board director, and entrepreneur with proven record of success in establishing and/or governing business operations. Special expertise in healthcare information technology sector. Founding board member of national health care association and member of several international healthcare associations. Adept at budget and P&L management, strategic planning, contract negotiations, and M&A support. Internationally-recognized subject matter expert and award-winning industry leader. Hold multiple degrees, certifications, and training, including Certified Corporate Director.

Areas of Expertise
Operations Governance - Strategic Planning - Board Management - Business Development - Corporate Growth - Negotiations - Budget/Cost Control - IT Project
Evaluation - Consulting Relationship Management - Market Growth & Penetration - Entrepreneurship - Innovation - P&L Management - Electronic Medical Records - Electronic Health Records - Staff Development

DENNIS P. NIEBERGAL, Calgary, AB 2008 - 2011
Independent Healthcare IT Consultant
Institute of Corporate Directors, Certified (ICD.D)

University Technologies International (UTI), Calgary, AB 2011,
Entrepreneur-in-Resident (EIR), Part-time

Imperial Capital Group Ltd., Toronto, ON, 2011, CEO Partner Consultant

European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 2011, Expert Evaluator - Consultant, ICT for Health, FP7 Call 7

CLINICARE CORPORATION, Calgary, AB 1984 - 2008
President & CEO (1984-Nov.2008)
Founder, Board Director (1984-Nov.2009)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer for company specializing in electronic medical records (EMR), electronic health records (EHR) and practice management applications (PMA) for physician group practices. Provided turnkey solutions, including software and hardware. Oversaw all business operations, ranging from executive staff recruiting and policy development to product development, technical support, information technology, budgeting, business development, and expansion. Negotiated small to large contracts.

Key Accomplishments:
Built company to largest EMR vendor in the Canadian market.
Ranked in Top 10 Companies in Canada in 2008.
Designed and launched US division (Chartcare Inc.) to penetrate US customer base.
Rated one of Top 50 fastest-growing Canadian software vendors.
Obtained #1 ranked North American EMR vendor by KLAS (3x, 2003-2005).
Earned Canadian Health Informatics awards for Company of the Year (2005) and Corporate Citizenship (2005).
Consistently improved business through product development and customer acquisition.
Successfully acquired 3 companies, including 2 competitors. Managed M&A processes.

Special Projects:
Selected to participate in Computerization of Medical Practices for the Enhancement of Therapeutic Effectiveness studies for Centre for Evaluation of Medicines.
Actively involved in Congestive Heart Failure Collaborative with British Columbia Ministry of Health Services to evaluate using EMR to improve outcomes in heart failure. Created first production Chronic Disease Management system.
Collaborated with MEDITECH and Ministry of Health Services to develop gateway for electronic transfer of secure patient data between physicians and health organizations.
Active participant company in $2.3M Ministry of Health Services-funded project to create Electronic Medical Summary exchange system for Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Played key role in development of pan-Canadian HL7 version 3 message specification to facilitate clinical drug data interchange among clinicians.

DENNIS NIEBERGAL, Calgary, AB 1984 - 2011
Independent Consultant & Industry Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Served as SME and technology and industry evaluator for various domestic
and international commissions, governments, and industry associations.
Consultant, Canada Health Infoway, EMR Integration Projects, Toronto, Canada (2011)
Expert evaluator for European Commission Information Society and Media Directorate-General, \"Seventh Framework Programme for Research - Healthcare ICT - Future and emerging technologies,\" Healthcare ICT Proposal Projects Review, Belgium (2007, 2009 & 2011).
SME for the European Commission (EU) \"Telematics to Applications in Health - Electronic Healthcare Records (EHCR)\" (2003).
Expert evaluator for Projects of the 5th Framework Programme, Technical Annual Project Review in Brussels, Belgium (2003).
Participated in the Vendor Conformance Usability and Functionality Requirements (VCUR) committee meetings for Alberta Health & Wellness organization and Alberta Medical Association\'s Physicians Office System Program. Assisted in creating standardized vendor conformance requirements (2002-2003).
SME for IPS (Integrated Provider Solutions) Key Informant Group, to develop solutions for implementing IPSs and linking them to EHR development (2002).
Invited Expert for the ACHI (Advisory Committee on Health Infrastructure) \"Electronic Health Record (EHR) National Vision\" sessions, sponsored by Canadian Health Infoway and Health Canada (2001).
Invited Expert for the \"Security of the Distributed Electronic Patient Record International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Working Group 4\" working conference (2000).
Retained as Expert for the European Commission (EU) \"Telematics Applications in Health - Electronic Healthcare Records (EHCR)\" projects, Technical Annual Project Review in Brussels, Belgium (1996, 1997, 1998).

MITS COMPUTER SYSTEMS LTD., Calgary, Alberta 1980 - 1983
Manager of Software Development / Interim General Manager Directed software development, implementation, and services for company specializing in software solutions for construction, non-profit, healthcare, hospitality, financial, property management, retail, leasing, and other sectors. Supervised staff of 30.

Produced 3 consecutive years of 100% or better growth.
Led company to major organizational turnaround.
Improved profitability by focusing on critical markets and introducing new services.

Honours Diploma Award in Business Administration,
Computer Science Major, Business Administration Minor
George Brown College, Toronto, ON

Certified Member Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D)
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Training in Integrated Health Care Delivery, Management, Marketing, IBM
Sales Management, Computer Science, Software Development, Database
Management, Economics, Accounting I/II

Ontario 2010 Premier\'s Award - Technology
COACH (Canada\'s Health Informatics Association), 2000 - President\'s Award
Canada\'s Fastest -Growing Companies (The Profit Magazine)

Member, VON (Victoria Order of Nurses, Canada, Western Region) Advisory Council
Member, ICD (Institute of Corporate Directors)
Member, HIMSS, (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
Member, HIMSS EHRA, (Electronic Health Record Association)
Member, ITAC Canada (Information Technology Association of Canada)
Founding Member/Board Secretary, ITAC Health; CHITTA (Canadian Health IT
Trade Association)
Member/Co-Chair, Physician Office System Committee, ITAC Health
Member, COACH \"Canada\'s Health Informatics Association
Past Board Director, COACH \"Canada\'s Health Informatics Association
Past Chair of COACH Electronic Health Record Symposium Organizing Committee
Member, CCAT (Calgary Council for Advanced Technology)
Partnership Member, CIHI (Canadian Institute for Health Information)
Member, InfoTech Alberta
Member, HEALNet (Health Evidence Application and Linkage Network)
Member, Canadian Delegation to European Common Market on Health Telematics
Member, Canada-UK Trade Development Initiative
HL7 Canada \"Forum for Canadian health information stakeholders on how HL7
is adopted and adapted for use in Canada\"
Annual PARTNERSHIP in PRODUCTIVITY Colloquium (P&P), University of Victoria, BC
Annual eHealth Summit, Canadian Healthcare Management

Complete list of more than 35 available on request

PCs, Servers, Smart phones, network hardware, MS Office, proprietary
healthcare information systems, and more

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Dennis Niebergal
Name: Dennis Niebergal
Location: Calgary & Area,Alberta,Canada
Job Title: President
Company: D. Niebergal & Associates Inc.

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