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.

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