[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tephen Matthew Arndt, a national healthcare information technology consultant and industry leader, helps businesses strategize and implement technology tools to maximize resources and move the bottom line. He is an innovator, change agent, and problem solver who focuses on results.
Stephen understands businesses’ needs for first-rate technology blended with controlled budgeting. He helps companies generate revenue, control costs, and mitigate risks through a series of carefully calculated strategies that ensure smooth transitions and an ideal future state for companies implementing new IT initiatives.
He has extensive experience implementing system-wide wireless networks, creating in-house web-based data collection applications, and developing entire IT departments from scratch. Stephen has spent more than 25 years in IT, specializing in long term care and senior housing for more than 15 years.
Below is a small sampling of varying systems Stephen has worked with, many of which cross industries:
- Application Development
Background & Experience
Stephen has served as the CIO and vice president of information for Assisted Living Concepts, Inc., consulting CIO IT Powered/VCPI, and consulting CIO/managing director of SMArndt.com.
Stephen has served as the Consulting CIO coach, mentor, and senior consultant of SMArndt.com Consulting since January 2012. Prior to this, he served as managing director, Consulting CIO, and senior consultant for IT Powered, a VCPI Company. He also served as the vice president and CIO of Assisted Living Concepts, Inc.
Stephen has brought his passion and knowledge of healthcare and technology to the world of higher education. He has also taught technology and businesses classes, authored a class on databases, and designed IT applications for development and implementation as an adjunct professor at George Fox University.
Stephen is a member of the following associations: SIM Portland, CIO Forum, First Robotics, and Assisted Living Federation of America. He has spoken at AFLA, HC100, CALA, and VCPI Client Connections.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Leadership as well as a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Information Technology from George Fox University in Newberg, OR.
Immersed in Current Industry Knowledge
Stephen stays abreast of the latest industry breakthroughs to ensure that an organization navigates challenges with proven best practices. This includes a vast understanding and knowledge of key regulations, compliance laws, requirements, risks, and implementation strategies to ensure risk mitigation and project success.
Strategic Approach for Success
Stephen’s consulting engagements with clients typically include identifying current IT-related needs, priorities and deficiencies within the client’s organization; prioritizing project requirements and strategizing incremental implementation plans to maximize long term return of costs and resources; and pinpointing areas of strategic support and need outside of current staff and partners.
As a strategic mentor, Stephen structures IT governance and portfolio management – including staffing, budgeting, and prioritization of the IT function – to ensure that technologies are maximized on a tactical level.
Clear Communication at All Levels
Through face-to-face and remote, virtual meetings, Stephen communicates with all levels of an organization – from board members, leadership and management teams, to front-line staff and IT professionals. He works as a liaison between highly technical concepts and layman terms to ensure that everyone is swimming in the same direction.
This is achieved through clear deliverables such as ad-hoc discussion availability, weekly email updates, project reports and meetings, monthly project governance updates and review meetings, and quarterly onsite interactions.