About Providence Healthtech

About Providence

Providence Healthtech is a healthcare information technology company offering electronic medical records software as service to a variety of healthcare providers. The rapid adoption of healthcare IT over the last 15 years has led to complex, highly regulated, disparate clinical medical record management. Providence Healthtech simplifies the installation, management, and long-term sustainability of an EMR solution by managing the various technical components required. Software as a Service models allow providers and practice managers to focus on their fields of expertise while still leveraging high quality technical solutions.

Who We Are

Providence Healthtech was founded out of years of work in the open-source electronic medical records community and the lived experiences of nursing in the acute, inpatient hospital setting. We provide the expertise at the intersection of health care and information technology.

Executive Leadership

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Robert Down, RN

Robert Down is the founder and CEO of Providence Healthtech. As a nurse, his clinical experience includes providing care to critically-ill patients at both large, urban, trauma centers and community hospitals; precepting both student nurses and nurse residents; and serving in nurse leadership roles as both a charge nurse and hospital supervisor, overseeing all clinical operations. Additionally, Robert served as a Clinical Analyst for one of the nations largest health systems, working with senior leadership across the system to develop, deploy, and maintain quality measures surrounding documentation integrity. Robert is currently a Clinical Faculty member in Valencia College’s School of Nursing, providing education and oversight to future nurses in the hospital setting.

Robert is a Bussing Scholar, Newman Fellow, and was named one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare. He graduated from Adventist University of Health Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Stetson University with a Master of Business Administration degree, and AdventHealth University with a Master of Healthcare Administration.

Chief Accessibility Officer

Jospeh Down

Joseph Down is a disability advocate, accessibility advisor, and technology entrepreneur. A native-born Floridian, Joseph has called Winter Park home for the past twenty-two year. Joseph attended the University of Florida, where he received a degree in sport management. Following graduation, Joseph started his journey into advocacy by becoming a board member for Lighthouse Central Florida. Visually impaired since age seven, Joseph quickly realized serving people with disabilities was going to be his life’s work. In the fall of 2019, Joseph founded Polaris Technology Group, a company dedicated to utilizing immersive technology to empower people with disabilities to have fulfilled, independent lives. In addition to Polaris, Joseph serves as an accessibility consultant for companies and a policy advocate for people with disabilities.

As Chief Accessibility Officer at Providence Healthtech, Joseph works to ensure our product offerings are built in an accessible-first way, allowing all users to benefit from healthcare technology software.