As Chief Information Officer for Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) center’s since 2001, Don Shackley has successfully spearheaded continuous progression keeping pace with the latest advancements in technology.
A graduate of IBCA in California and attendee to many technical schools Shackley started his career in biomedical engineering with ATI Medical. 1995 brought a new career opportunity that Shackley confidently took on. This change of direction had him charged with revamping the clinical systems infrastructure for Nevada Medical Center, one of the largest multi-specialty medical practices in Southern Nevada. He served as their systems engineer for 2 years before starting his own health care based consulting company, ISCG.
After a successful 4 year run Shackley sold off his interest in the company and accepted a position with SDMI where he has spent the last 20 years building an IT department that continues to take the company into the next generation of digital radiology.
In 2007 Shackley’s work with SDMI caught the eye of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health where in conjunction with UNLV he served as the technical advisor for radiology and clinical infrastructure. The following year his advisory roll grew and he became acting Chief Technology Officer working with Cleveland Clinic. Ultimately merging all IT infrastructures to Cleveland Clinic’s IT department in Cleveland, Ohio.
Concurrently at SDMI, Shackley was the first CIO in Southern Nevada to receive the top tech exec award for his efforts in closing the gap with distributing electronic reports directly into referring doctors Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.
Shackley’s team continues to work on innovative distribution methods, these select portals and other proprietary projects set up SDMI to interface with referring doctors and their EMR’s like never before.
Although unconventional Shackley strongly believed the SDMI Marketing and Sales Department would thrive under his leadership and in 2013 was given the opportunity to take this team to the next level. He began by restructuring the department, moving them into a more data driven approach. He knew with the ever changing landscape of electronic imaging report distribution there would be significant benefits to the referring base and SDMI. His sales team is well versed on the technological options available to support referring physicians and help improve their workflow. Through this unique approach Shackley’s team has shown remarkable improvement over the last 5 years. 2016 alone brought a 15% increase in annual study volume with a direct effect on revenue.