James Proctor

Director, Integration Services

Why did you join Summit Healthcare?

I was offered a consultant position from a former employee as I had expressed interest in his work. I was very interested in applying critical thinking skills and programming knowledge to a real world application.

Tell us about your career and what you were doing before Summit Healthcare.

Prior to working for Summit Healthcare (I was 19) I was doing very small consulting jobs for private individuals, SOHO Setups, very basic scripting applications.

What problems do you consistently solve for your clients and/or team?

The ones I get the most enjoyment out of involve integrating non-standard systems into a standard workflow.  The Meaningful Use initiatives have been one of the more fascinating technologies to explore with my team, as well as understanding the evolving ecosystem with the changes to the rulings.

What would your advice be to someone looking to join the Summit Healthcare team?

Be open to possibilities. Be willing to ask for help and communicate. Everyone is so willing to help, they just need to know you need it.

How would you describe the Integration Services team at Summit Healthcare?

These are some of the most motivated, experienced, and interesting people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Everyone has such a vast skill set and interesting list of hobbies that there is always a way to connect with each other professionally and personally.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and coaching wrestling at a Boys and Girls Club in Derry. When I’m not on the mats, I’m hiking, mountain biking, or studying for continuing education.

What is your favorite thing about working at Summit Healthcare?

My coworkers. Even on the tougher calls, projects or busier days, there’s just something about being surrounded by great people that makes those harder days, much easier.

Are you currently working on anything exciting that you can share?

The EMPI Application has been the latest set of projects we’re working with that have been great for me personally to get back to more data-centric projects. Getting into the finer details and having an incredible attention to detail are things that I enjoy.

Name a fun fact about yourself.

I’m learning to draw comics.

What is a typical day like for you at Summit Healthcare?

The day starts with a task list and reviewing what I have for the day. If I don’t give myself a list of whats reasonable to get done in the day, I will spend the day feeling like I’m behind the 8 Ball. The rest of the day is meetings, action items and assisting my team where I’m able. It changes day to day, so my typical days are less typical than you might think.