David T. Griffin, PhD, FAAHC
TechnoClin Consulting, Inc.
830 Warwick Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Brief Corporate History
TechnoClin Consulting, Inc. was founded in 1990 by David Griffin following 13 years of progressive experience with two other consulting firms, much of which included strategic planning, marketing, and market research for suppliers of diagnostic products and medical devices. Most clients since 1990 have been providers of laboratory, radiology, and related clinical services. Many are multi-facility, regional organizations.
TechnoClin is a solo-practice consulting firm, however partnerships are formed with a variety of other consulting and professional service firms, including architects. Clients include academic, community, rural, and specialty hospitals in the US and Canada as well as physician groups and private facilities.
Scope of Services
- Strategic planning
- Collaborative/consolidated networks
- Laboratory ventures
- Management and organization structure, including professional relationships
- Outreach and marketing
- Financial planning and modeling
- Operations improvement
- Facility assessment and planning, including working with architects
- Pathology contracts
David T. Griffin, PhD, FAAHC
President, TechnoClin Consulting, Inc. – 1990 to present
Principal, Hamilton/KSA – 1998 – 1990
Managing Director/Partner/Consultant, J. Lloyd Johnson Associates – 1977 – 1988
Assistant Professor of Management Systems, SUNY Buffalo, 1993 — 1997
PhD, Management Science, University of Texas at Austin, 1975
MBA, University of Texas at Austin, 1971
BA, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, 1969
Fellow, American Association of Healthcare Consultants (www.aahc.net)
Recent Clients/Work Assignments
Stellaris Health Network, Armonk, NY
SHN is a four-hospital system in Westchester County, NY. TechnoClin was engaged to develop a strategic plan for integration of services among the hospital labs, primarily focusing on outreach and consolidated testing.
Surrey Memorial Hospital/IBI Architects, Vancouver, B.C.
SMH is planning redevelopment of its campus including construction of two new patient care towers. The first includes a new clinical laboratory. TechnoClin was engaged by the architect, IBI, to facilitate planning with the user group by reviewing best practices and translating a functional program into an indicative design to form the basis for a P3 design/build partnership.
Bon Secours, Richmond, VA
BSR includes four hospitals and a variety of ambulatory facilities. The laboratories have been consolidated for many years with the central laboratory at the largest of the hospitals. Severe space constraints and significant growth in laboratory acute care and outreach services led to a strategic review of future options for system laboratory services. (With KSA)
Kennedy Health System, Cherry Hill, NJ
KHS includes three hospitals with a central laboratory at the original hospital in Cherry Hill. Growth in hospital and laboratory services has been occurring at the newest facility in Washington Township. TechnoClin was engaged to evaluate the overall laboratory strategy and delivery organization as well as the facility issues at each of the campuses. Recommendations involved several options for shifting the locus of laboratory services to the WT campus, including the amount, organization, and location of space on the campus.
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore
MMC is located in downtown Baltimore, largely on two city blocks. Plans to create a new patient care tower on a third block have been developed. TechnoClin was engaged to develop a plan for delivery of laboratory/ pathology and radiology services to the new tower. The initial plan was to retain the current location of laboratory services in the original acute care site. However, patient care demands led to development of satellite blood bank and pathology services in the new tower.
Schuykill Health System, Pottsville, PA
TechnoClin was a subcontractor in developing a plan for integrating services between the two hospitals in Pottsville that were merging under a consent decree. TechnoClin developed integration plans for laboratory and radiology services. Laboratory integration included relationships between the pathology groups, consolidation of esoteric testing, microbiology, and histology services, and facility redevelopment. (With Noblis)
ProHealth, Waukesha, WI
ProHealth consists of a large acute care hospital and a smaller community hospital. TechnoClin was engaged to develop a strategic plan for integration of laboratory services between the two, including active outreach programs. A new management/organization structure was developed across the two sites. Consolidation of certain testing subsequent to facility redevelopment was also planned. (With KSA)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sunnybrook is an academic centre. The laboratory provides a wide range of specialty testing for its patients and for community hospitals in the northeast Toronto region. The laboratories are scattered in numerous, and mostly crowded locations throughout the hospital. TechnoClin developed a functional program to redevelop the clinical laboratories into a more cohesive and efficient operation. (With Agnew Peckham)
Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
TechnoClin developed functional programs for laboratory, imaging, cardiology, and neuro-diagnostics for a replacement hospital and an ambulatory centre. Building on this, TechnoClin worked with the compliance architect to develop an indicative design and output specifications for these same departments. (With Agnew Peckham)
Eastern Health, St. John’s, NL, Canada
TechnoClin was a team member (with Agnew Peckham and Farrow architects) in development of Master Plan for consolidating all services from two hospitals into a single campus. TechnoClin developed plans for laboratory, public health, imaging, and nuclear medicine – including a new PET/cyclotron facility.
“I have had the pleasure of working with David on several projects around the United States. His expertise in the business and financial aspects of laboratories have been a wonderful compliment to the planning and design work I have done.”
Karen K. Mortland, AIA, MT(ASCP)
President, Mortland Planning & Design, Inc.
“TechnoClin Consulting was engaged by Stellaris Health (a multi-hospital network) to help us assess a number of strategic business issues related to our laboratories. David Griffin the principal at the firm delivered high caliber professional advice after thoroughly evaluating and studying our operations. His direct hands on approach coupled with extensive industry experience and knowledge provided us with a quality deliverable that exceeded our expectations.”
President & CEO, Stellaris Health
“David Griffin consulted with Mercy Medical Center on our new patient tower replacement building. He provided consultative services for both Imaging and Laboratory services. David worked with administration and the medical staff to provide a functional program for both services. He did an excellent job in assessing the current operations and the impact of the new tower on existing services. He recommended options for maintaining a high level of service delivery to patients in the new tower and the expanding campus. He assessed the impact on equipment and staffing. The functional plan has been a vital road map as we build and open the new patient tower.”
Vice President, Institute for Cancer Care and Clinical Services
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
“David has been an associate of Agnew Peckham, providing consulting services for laboratory, imaging, and other diagnostics services, for over 15 years in Canada. His knowledge, expertise and facilitation skills are unsurpassed. We trust him and his work completely. There is no one better!”
Lucy Brun, Principal
Agnew Peckham, Toronto, ON, Canada