Whatever it takes Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2007

Jim Giordano will do whatever it takes to grow CareTech Solutions Inc. and keep his employees happy.

For CareTech’s president and CEO, this has proved to be a winning philosophy both for the company and for the organizations it serves.

CareTech Solutions, an information technology company specializing in technology solutions for the health care industry, was started through collaboration among Oakwood Health System, Compuware Corp. and the Detroit Medical Center. And just six months after it signed its first contract, it approached Giordano to lead the emerging organization.

To help him get it right, he questioned friends and colleagues about what they liked about their companies, and a common theme emerged for what he wanted CareTech to be: a company that focuses on its customers, demonstrates quality of business and takes care of its people.

The greatest challenge Giordano faced was the health care industry itself, which has lagged behind other industries in introducing technology into its daily operations. However, once physicians realized that technology could help make their organizations more competitive and eliminate some human error, they became allies in approaching hospitals and convincing administrations that technology is not a cost but an investment.

Also contributing to the company’s growth is Giordano’s commitment to “Let’s not let that happen here,” referring to downsizing and rightsizing. And in an era marked by cuts, CareTech has experienced a growth rate of 8 percent, compounded annually.

Today, Giordano has transformed CareTech into the kind of company he’s always wanted to work for — one where he makes a difference.

HOW TO REACH: CareTech Solutions Inc., (248) 823-0800 or caretechsolutions.com