Paradigm Shift International
Jim is responsible for all aspects of Software Development at Paradigm Shift International. He is also a partner in Kennen Technologies, LLC, responsible for Systems Development.
Jim has over 30 years experience in the complete product life-cycle of software products including building and managing the teams necessary to provide Concept to Customer development, Continuation Engineering, and Customer Support. PC-based commercialized products he had design and development responsibility for include a system to write and monitor patient treatment profiles; a system to write and monitor time based patient plans of care; a computer-aided-design system for designing real-time factory-wide control processes; a system for medical records professionals to encode disease and procedure information, calculate Medicare reimbursement, and create a patient medical abstract; a system to translate stenographic shorthand to text for the production of legal proceeding transcripts; an OCR page scanner using software pattern recognition.
Jim has been Vice-President of Medicus Systems, Vice-President of Development at Flexis Controls (nee Savoir); Co-founder and Vice President of Technology at Baron Data Systems; and Co-founder and Vice President of Software Development at Decision, Inc.
Developed system to
provide near real-time loading of a DataMart using messaging from ERP
and shop floor manufacturing systems.
Using Java and EJB’s, the system provided for asynchronous
data extraction from multiple sources, message generation, routing and
guaranteed delivery. The
system allowed customers web-based access to production status of
orders with a 15 minute lag.
developed PC based system to write and monitor resource based patient
treatment profiles. Primary
user targeted at Case Managers in a hospital.
System developed using Visual Basic and Access.
developed system to write and monitor time based patient plans of
care. System initially
used by nurses in acute care hospitals.
Monitoring system developed in C++ for UNIX using PC’s as
X-11 terminals. Plan
generation portion written in Smalltalk.
Development included object oriented interface to a relational
database (Oracle) and seamless “scalability” from a single unit to
institution wide use.
Led development for
“productization” of a system to allow Control Engineers to design
real time control processes on a workstation using a graphical control
flow language (Grafset). These
processes are then downloaded to factory floor controllers.
The user at the workstation is able to connect to the
controllers to monitor and debug the running control processes.
System developed in LISP and C in a peer networked environment.
developed a system for Medical Records Professionals which provided
for rapid encoding of disease and procedure information, calculation
of Medicare reimbursement and creation of a patient medical abstract.
Included a rule based expert system for the application of
clinical edits to the encoding process.
System developed in C on UNIX for departmental implementation
and concurrently in C for the PC and DOS for standalone use.
and developed system to translate stenographic shorthand to text for
the production of transcripts of legal proceedings.
Provided for real-time translation and editing to provide
instantaneous transcripts used in TV closed captioning and major
trials. System written in
assembler on a micro-computer and later migrated to PCs using C.
developed an OCR page scanner using software pattern recognition for
multiple fonts and hand printed numerics.
System developed using assembler on a minicomputer.
And...at the E. O. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Jim was a project leader for pattern recognition system that contributed to the Nobel Prize for Luis Alvarez in 1968; and assistant project leader Joint UAR-USA Pyramid project searching for hidden chambers in the pyramids at Giza, Egypt, UAR.
Jim has a BA in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley.
|2010-||PARADIGM SHIFT INTERNATIONAL, Inc., Software Development.|
|2005-||KENNEN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Partner|
|1991-1994||MEDICUS SYSTEMS, Inc., Vice-President.|
|1988-1990:||FLEXIS CONTROLS, Inc. (nee Savoir), Vice-President, Development.|
|1976-1987:||BARON DATA SYSTEMS, Inc., Co-founder, Vice President of Technology.|
|1970-1976:||DECISION, Inc., Co-founder, Vice President of Software Development.|
|1963-1970:||E. O. LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY
, Project Leader
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