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Joseph Wortmann

Advisor Birmingham, Alabama Area, US

CTO, IllumiCare, Inc.. Previously Vice President Operations, YourCareUniverse. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.

CTO, IllumiCare, Inc.. Previously Vice President Operations, YourCareUniverse. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.

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The Iron Door Company
ComFrame Software Corporation




CTO IllumiCare, Inc. January 2016 - present
Vice President Operations YourCareUniverse September 2013 - December 2015
Director of Sales, Central Region Acuo Technologies February 2011 - September 2013
Managing Member and Founder The Iron Door Company February 2007 - May 2013
Owner Cogitavi January 2008 - December 2012
Software Engineer Acuitec October 2010 - February 2011
President Zoobal February 2010 - October 2010
Senior Vice President and Founder ComFrame Software Corporation May 2006 - November 2007
Senior Vice President Awarix January 2005 - April 2006
Vice President and Founder Emageon December 1998 - December 2004
Software Architect and Founder ComFrame December 1997 - December 1998
Software Architect Group 8760 April 1997 - November 1997
Senior Software Engineer and Team Leader Bear Creek Technologies November 1995 - March 1997
Software Engineer Macess July 1994 - October 1995
Platoon Leader United States Army June 1991 - May 1994


Georgia Institute of Technology Management of Techonology 2005 - 2006
University of Alabama at Birmingham Computer Science 1999 - 2002
United States Military Academy at West Point Computer Science 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Healthcare
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Records
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Founder and early-stage executive since 1997. I've been involved with technology consultancies, healthcare enterprise software, and a variety of other endeavors.

During my time with Emageon I created the first Java library for DICOM medical imaging, the first enterprise medical image archive (called Vendor Neutral Archives today), the first load-balanced archive (on Linux, in 2000 no less), and we took the company public in 2005. Emageon created the Vendor Neutral Archive market.

I helped a friend revolutionize the communication of operational metrics to hospital staff while at Awarix. We spawned a market, and were snapped up by McKesson.

I helped another friend grow his company, Acuo, to an exit to Lexmark. I carried a bag in this role, and sold what was at the time the largest deal in Acuo's industry.

I was the operations executive for YourCareUniverse (YCU), a revolutionary, patient-as-a-consumer healthcare management portal. During this effort I took YCU out of a traditionally hosted environment and into AWS in a 6 month period, during which time YCU was fully rewritten into a micro-services architecture and we continued to support over 300 hospital customers. I also created the first cloud-based interface engine managed service and the first cloud-based master patient index managed service.

Currently I'm working with an innovative startup that is changing physician ordering behavior in a non-intrusive way, benefitting both the hospital and the patients. Also, the physicians seem to love it - not an easy feat!

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G.T. LaBorde
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer, IllumiCare, Inc. and Member, Board of Directors, Hygia Health Services.
Joe has played a successful role in IT, sales and operations in both startups and maturing companies. He has a wealth of knowledge to share ... .
Bob Marinaro
We worked together  •  Director of Operations, YourCareUniverse. Previously Operations Manager, YourCareUniverse, MEDHOST.
Joe has an uncanny ability to abstract any issue or set of deliverables into a succinct problem statement with an attainable goal. That's no ... t easy and it's not common.
Mukul Mehra MD
We worked together  •  Founder | Chief Medical Officer, IllumiCare, Inc. and President, Gastroenterology Specialists of Birmingham. Northwestern grad.
Joe is a phenomenally experienced CTO who has been an advisor to many. His skill set goes beyond any 1,2,or 3 categories because of his expe ... rience in many roles from early stage to seasoned companies. He teaches me something every conversation I have with him. He is one of a kind with an ability to foresee problems before they arise
Nathan Smith
We worked together  •  Senior Manager, YourCareUniverse. Previously Senior Project Manager, CSI Tech.
Joe has tremendous knowledge of the critical success factors required to bring an idea from the white board to reality. His deep technical a ... nd operational knowledge allows him to wear many hats, and enable supporting teams to be successful. His advice has been critical to the success I have had in my career, and I continue to lean on him for guidance. He willingly provides constructive feedback to ensure I am on the right path in my own career.

Bob Marinaro
Director of Operations, YourCareUniverse. Previously Operations Manager, YourCareUniverse, MEDHOST.
Bob is a self-starting free-thinker who demonstrates technical, sales, operations and financial expertise. Bob can be counted on to get it d ... one, and is fearless in the face of obstacles.