About

Founded while at Harvard in 1988, R&D Ribitzky is a specialty consulting and contract services in Healthcare IT and Life Sciences informatics serving Private and Public Sector organizations around the world throughout the product and program lifecycle.

Operating as an ECOSYSTEM CONVENER we offer EXPERTLY-COMPELLING and BUDGET-CONSCIOUS services that range from short-term advisory to filling Subject Matter Expert (SME) resource gaps and long-term project delivery with highly differentiated SPEED, FLEXIBILITY, and SCALABILITY.

Ron Ribitzky MD, Founder & CEO

Founder & CEO of R&D Ribitzky, Dr. Ron is an entrepreneurial driver and enabler of pragmatic innovation who specialized in bringing together clinical, science, technology, operations, and business throughout the program, project, and product lifecycle. 

He has 30 years of experience in healthcare IT and life-sciences informatics with global leading brands and world-class organizations, R&D, and academia in the U.S. and 23 developed and emerging economy countries. 

Dr. Ron’s technology career developed from Sr. Programmer/Analyst o Director of Applications at Boston Children’s Hospital and CIO at UMass Medical Center. His commercial technology experience grew from participating in and leading ecosystem partnerships to senior executive roles with healthcare ISVs, and Sr. Healthcare Strategist at Intel where he created and led worldwide marketing program to advance adoption of mobile technology in Healthcare.   

His academic appointments included Harvard, University of Massachusetts, Emory, Kigali Institute of Science & Technology (KIST), and Kigali Health Institute (KHI; Rwanda). He published, presented, and led workshops around the world on technology innovation and practice in industry events, public sector, and academia.

His clinical and healthcare administration experience developed through serving as a Flight Surgeon, Primary Care Physician in private practice, and Sr. Resident in Pediatrics.

Dr. Ron can be reached at Ron@RDRibitzky.com 

Steve Rebiffe, Creative UX Director

As the Creative Director of User Experience, Steve facilitates the discovery for, design, and implementation of our clients’ creative direction for user engagement.

An out-of-the-box Critical Thinker, Steve is passionate about delighting the user with highly differentiated solutions aimed at driving Return on Adoption. A cross-functional, multi-disciplinary, hands-on User Experience (UX) engineer, innovative graphic designer, and avid calligrapher, Steve strives for simplicity and elegance that work.

Steve has more than 25 years of experience designing complex, enterprise-scale clinical, administrative, and financial information technology solutions. He specialized in User Centered Design and Visual Experience Design (VxD) for mobile, desktop, and web technologies throughout the product lifecycle from inception to ideation, progressively fast-paced high-fidelity UX prototyping, hand-off to and supporting development, UX acceptance testing, marketing, sales, and implementation.

Prior to joining R&D Ribitzky, Steve was UX Director and member of the founding team of Symphony Performance Health (later SPH Analytics), a Provider and Payer Action Analytics and Patient / Member Engagement and Satisfaction solutions provider.

For the preceding 14 years, Steve led the UX design for CPOE, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Lab, Genomics, Analytics, Medication Reconciliation, and Population Health solutions at Allscripts Healthcare Systems (formerly Eclipsys). He led the Research and Design group with a team distributed across North America and internationally.

A pragmatic innovator, Steve is recognized as a sought after mentor, leader, and evangelist in promoting a User Centered Design culture, with a major emphasis on creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to produce value.

The drummer of a blues band he co-founded, Steve plays regularly at in and around Vancouver.

Steve can be reached at Contact@RDRibitzky.com