Corey Gaarde

Project Executive, HIT Advisory Services
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Corey Gaarde, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, is Project Executive for IMEG’s Medical Equipment and Healthcare Technology Planning Team and an associate principal of the firm. Corey specializes in aligning healthcare information technology to the collaborative design process. 

Corey is a biomedical engineer with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology, fostering client and vendor relationships while developing and implementing complex healthcare IT projects. His experience ranges from IT management for a nationally recognized health system to providing advisory services for large integrated healthcare delivery networks, academic, community, and critical access hospitals, and innovative biomedical/medical device companies. His technical expertise, clinical aptitude, and innovative approach bridges the gap between technology, architecture/engineering, and clinical operations to drive an owner’s mission and create service-oriented design. Corey specializes in strategic planning and execution of solutions pertaining to facility design and transformation, clinical collaboration and communication, patient engagement, clinical workflow development, telemedicine, and medical device integration. He focuses on technology innovation to improve patient and caregiver experience, while ensuring a connected care interoperability model. His consultative ability to collaboratively challenge the current state offers unique perspectives and encourages innovative solutions while balancing cutting edge results and realistic expectations with healthcare outcomes. Corey received Healthcare Design magazine’s 2023 HCD 10 award in the Building Professional category.