About Joseph DeLuca
Joe has 30+ years of management, research, and advisory experience in health care, with a focus on enterprise performance management and affecting change through IT strategy and services. As Managing Practice Director, Joe provides advisory, project management, and leadership development services to health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers and independent physician associations. Known for his ability to transform high-level business objectives into successful, executable business strategies, Joe is on the forefront of new generation business to technology alignment, working with organizations that have emerged as today’s technology development and adoption leaders. Mr. DeLuca frequently educates, speaks and publishes on the future of health care technologies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and has served on the board of numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Lawrence University and a Master of Arts degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Joe founded IT Optimizers in 1998 after successfully negotiating the sale of his former firm to a large defense contractor. As the CEO and managing practice director, Joe oversees internal strategy, planning and operations. On the client side, Joe’s domain expertise includes complex, multi-organizational initiatives and high risk projects.