JOE GOLDSTEIN

Founder and President

Joe Goldstein found his passion for computers at the ripe age of 12 years old. He got a Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer in 1980. This model was one of the first personal computers available for home use. This cutting edge computer had 4KB of RAM, BASIC, and plugged into the home TV as a monitor. It used a cassette tape for saving programs. Most people could not make the cassette tape storage work, but he figured it out before becoming a teen.

In an age where most computers were housed in large, expensive systems owned by big corporations, universities, and government agencies, he was already hooked on the ever-interesting things a computer could do for him at home. The problems with these computers were many. He was intrigued by those problems and spent every waking hour he could with his computer to learn how it might actually work.

For more than 30 years, this passion has been his profession. His clients range from small businesses to enterprises that need someone to build and service high-level technology infrastructure. The work done by his team includes security, networking, project management, IT strategic planning, technical architecture development, and IT department restructuring/management.

Since 2005, a large part of his focus is on Healthcare Information Technology. Today, healthcare organizations require a lot of specialized technology. Joe designs entire infrastructures for enterprise-level healthcare organizations. He has also deployed multiple EMR (Electronic Medical Record) applications for both hospitals and private practices.

Joe’s experience in healthcare technology includes being a subject matter expert on HIPAA/HITECH. He deeply understands the many requirements of Covered Entities (CE) and Business Associates (BA) and routinely provides his clients with compliance guidance for HIPAA and HITECH issues.

Joe feels blessed to be living the dream of his 12-year-old self. Before founding Optimized Computer Solutions, he was the site CIO (Chief IT Officer) for multiple hospitals while working for ACS. His entire life with technology has been a progression to more and more complex systems.

His drive to increase his value in the technology field is only exceeded by his drive to make his clients happy with the work of the team at his company. To accomplish this goal of outstanding service, he carefully selects each and every team member. He simply won’t settle for anything but the best. He knows that to provide a consistent level of high quality to his clients, he must have the best team members.

On a personal level, Joe has volunteered as a mentor for the two time National Cybersecurity Champion and nationally recognized Troy High School Cyber Defense program. In this role, he mentored middle and high school students on how to harden computers and server systems. He teaches them how to do this while they also maintain critical services in a competitive environment. He believes the Cyberpatriots program will serve the students well in the future as they expand their passion for computers. Many of his past students have continued their education in college, focusing on cyber or technology-related programs.

He also has been a volunteer leader for multiple not-for-profit boards of directors and homeowners associations. Another way he has served young people is by being a founding member of the Inland Empire Navy League.

When not solving his client’s technology challenges, Joe enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, three amazing kids, five dogs, and a bearded dragon named Mr. Spikes.

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We began working with Optimized Computer Solutions and Joe Goldstein nearly 2 years ago. If you have a physician practice and are needing IT support, this is the company to work with! Joe’s background in HIPAA compliance, coupled with his knowledge of medical practices and networking systems is second to none! We’ve made many strides in the right direction assuring our network is not only secure but that we also run efficiently. When a computer or networking issue arises, OCS is timely and knowledgeable in helping to resolve the issue. As a Practice Administrator, my team is grateful for the working relationship and support we receive from OCS!

Lisa BendtLisa Bendt, Practice Administrator

Joe, with Optimized Computer Solutions, is the consummate professional who is not only easy to work with but incredibly knowledgeable in technology solutions. Running a business is hard enough by itself and being able to hand over the IT component has been invaluable to making my business run. Joe has been able to trouble shoot, fix and offer solutions that have saved my business time and money. I would highly recommend Joe and Optimized Computer Solutions to any business in need of superior IT help and solutions.

Heather HoltzingerHeather Holtzinger, CFP®, Principal

Optimized Computer Solutions, under the direction and ownership of Joe Goldstein, RESCUED our 12 physician, 8 office Otolaryngology practice. We were faced with a dysfunctional money losing situation and needed to make a change. We were successfully guided through this process under an extremely tight timeline. We came through this difficult experience on time and under budget.

Stephen P GadomskiStephen P Gadomski, MS, MD, FACS Managing Member

With the guidance and support from OC Solutions, I am more confident then ever that my organization is prepared for the multitude of threats that we as healthcare providers are exposed to on a daily basis.

Liam Dowling, Regional Operations Manager, ENT Associates of South FloridaLiam Dowling, Regional Operations Manager

I cannot recommend Joe Goldstein and the OC Solutions team highly enough. As the CEO of Health to Hope Clinics, I worked with OC Solutions to help us select and deploy a new EMR system. As a Federally Qualified Heath Clinic system we had very unique requirements for an EMR. The requirements for data collection and reporting are quite extensive to say the least.

Joe walked us through the process of scoping our requirements, reviewing solutions, and getting proposals from the three EMRs that fit us best. He went through the painstaking process of sowing the pricing options in a succinct apples-to-apples comparison between the three best solutions. He helped us negotiate pricing that was a fraction of what we thought we would have to spend, while still selecting the system that fit us best.

Once we selected our EMR, Joe managed the hardware upgrades and complete deployment of the system. He led the execution of the entire project on schedule and on budget. Every project of this kind has its frustrations and glitches. Ours were far below what I had expected. In my entire career I can count on one hand when that has happened. I’d highly recommend OC Solutions to anyone who needs strong IT management of their healthcare organization.

Bryan Feller, CEO, Health to Hope ClinicsBryan Feller, CEO

I would like to recommend Joe Goldstein and Optimized Computer Solutions for your computer network development, deployment, and support programs.

Acris Solutions has contracted with Optimized Computer Solutions since July 2009. In that time they have facilitated our migration from a physical server environment to a virtualized server environment. In doing so we reduced our physical number of servers by one-half allowing Acris Solutions to eliminate one full rack in our datacenter and its associated costs. They have deployed upgrades to our firewalls, SAN, network design and domain infrastructure including the replacement of over 20 pieces of old equipment with new servers and storage appliances. Optimized Computer Solutions has been instrumental in the installation and deployment of the XenApp Citrix connection platform and our migration from Windows XP/ Office 2003 to Windows 7 /Office 2010. They have partnered with Acris Solutions in the launch of multiple new customers supporting over 350 users in multiple branch locations.

They have provided Acris Solutions with level 1,2 and 3 support on a 24/7/365 basis with tiered responses time graduate from four hours for minor incidents to one hour for major/severe incidents. In providing these levels of support we have achieved customer satisfaction levels of 98% or better.

I believe that Optimized Computers Solutions will be a partner with Acris Solutions for many years to come and I know that they will meet your expectations in the performance of their duties within the scope of the service contract.

Richard Johnston, President, Acris TechnologyRichard Johnston, President