He started in healthcare at Perot Systems and was an early proponent of clinical transformation. The idea that healthcare systems could use technology to improve patient care and outcomes led to the formation of Healthlink in 1988. Healthlink grew to be the largest privately held, provider-focused, healthcare technology consulting firm in the world when IBM acquired it in 2005.
In 2009, Ivo co-founded Encore Health Resources with Dana Sellers to assist healthcare organizations in mining the business intelligence accrued after decades of process and technology improvements. Encore is again one of the fastest-growing services companies in the industry with over 400 employees, and it has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” three years in a row.
Ivo was named to the HIMSS “50 in 50” list, recognizing the top 50 contributors to the healthcare IT industry in the past 50 years. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from CHIME, the HIMSS Leadership Award and the prestigious E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Ivo is a strategic advisor to several healthcare technology companies. He is an investor and serves on the board of Encore Health Resources, HealthPost and Health Care DataWorks, and he is an advisor to MedSynergies and SCI Solutions.