We focus on safety
so that your staff can focus on providing the best possible care to patients.
The Strongline team comes from a diversity of backgrounds with many decades of experience in health care and creating innovative technology solutions for industry leading health systems. We share a common passion for helping health care teams to substantively improve the safety and effectiveness of care providers. We embrace a philosophy of thoughtful collaboration to yield highly impactful, intelligent technology solutions that can be seamlessly and universally adopted.
Strongline draws from a talent pool who have developed groundbreaking IT solutions for top names in health care, including HCA, Mission Health, Jefferson Health, Cerner and others. Our patented, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology infrastructure has been successfully deployed at more than 60 hospitals across the country to facilitate a range of high impact, niche use cases.
The Strongline staff safety system was developed in close collaboration with Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s most innovative academic health systems. Strongline has been capitalized by a world renowned venture capital firm, and multiple industry leading health care IT companies.
With urgency, persistence and creativity, the Strongline team embraces a collaborative, innovative approach in pursuit of our mission:
to create dramatically safer work environments for those who choose patient care as their profession.
Meet the Strongline Leadership Team
Ronald Paulus, M.D. - Strongline Strategic Advisor
Ronald A. Paulus, MD, is a Strategic Advisor to several companies including Cardinal Analytx, HCA Healthcare (HCA) and Strongline. He is immediate past President and CEO of Mission Health, the only health system ever designated as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems for six of seven six years (IBM Watson Health, 2012-2018) performing in the top 2% of the United States. Mission Health closed a transformative transaction with HCA Healthcare on February 1, 2019 that created the largest per capita Foundation in America, the Dogwood Health Trust, dedicated to impacting the social determinants of health in western North Carolina.
Howard Grant, J.D., M.D. - Strongline Strategic Advisor
Howard Grant, J.D., M.D. has had distinguished career as a pediatrician, attorney, and health system executive. He retired at the end of 2018 as the President and CEO of Lahey Clinic and Health System outside of Boston upon its successful merger into the new Beth Israel Lahey Health System with 14 hospitals, 5000 affiliated physicians and approximately $6 billion in revenue. He currently serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor to the Thomas Jefferson University Health System CEO on philanthropy and Innovation initiatives.
Justin Green – CEO
Justin has a long history – both personally and professionally – of careful, active listening and synthesizing feedback into meaningful action. Although he has a number of clinicians in his family, he did not recognize the severity of the workplace violence epidemic until he started sitting down with nurses and hearing their stories. From the very inception of the Strongline solution, Justin has been working with front-line clinical and security staff, helping to shape and iterate the platform development into the best possible staff safety tool.
Bryan Knowles – President
With entrepreneurial accomplishments in industries ranging from health care IT, to action sports, to environmental stewardship and children’s literature, Bryan is a passionate entrepreneur, intent on building purposeful, creative solutions that address complex challenges. His interest in patient care stems from a high school internship, having been fortunate enough to shadow an outstanding ER physician during many shifts at Cape Cod Hospital.
Carl Bertrams - SVP, Client Relations
Carl has worked in healthcare IT, revenue cycle software and services industries for over 30 years. He started in the late 80’s as one of the early pioneers of electronic billing of the UB82 claim forms for hospitals. Carl has lead sales teams at 3M-HIS, Precyse Solutions, Info-X, Omega Systems and NDC Health over the last 3 decades. Carl joins the Strongline team having recently led sales and business development for a company specializing in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) location and alerting with many parallels to the Strongline system.
Amy Burton - VP, Client Success
With more than 20 years of sales and health care marketing and operations experience, Amy offers a broad combination of skills to build effective partnerships and generate revenue through customer centric selling. She has worked in leadership roles at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, The University of South Florida Health and at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Through her experiences at academic medical centers, Amy understands the importance of protecting staff against violence while still providing a safe and caring
environment for patients and families.