Associate Director of Clinical Technology and Systems, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Mr. Sarles is the Associate Director of Clinical Technology and Systems at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, he is responsible for projects involving new technology, optimizing clinical applications, and analyzing its impact on clinical workflows. His expertise is in the integration of clinical data between systems. Mr. Sarles provided Nursing leadership for the implementation of bar code medication administration across the health system and is instrumental in coordinating Nursing operations projects including bedside monitoring installations, nurse call systems, and service-line/unit specific applications. In conjunction with Penn’s mHealth initiatives, Mr. Sarles shapes the mobile strategy for the health system by deploying shared mobile devices, i.e. smartphones, and mobile apps for all inpatient Nursing staff. Mr. Sarles spent 3 years as the Director of Clinical Engineering for Corporate Information Services, providing leadership when Penn Medicine made the decision to in-source Clinical Engineering across the health system. He works closely with Information Services and Clinical Engineering, bridging the gap between clinicians and technicians. He began his career in Nursing in 2006. As a Neuro Critical Care Nurse, he made advocacy for patient and family centered care the core of his practice. He has served as a member of the HUP Ethics Committee since 2007 and teaches the ‘Ethics and End of Life’ section of the Critical Care Course at the Center for Innovation and Learning, which is required training for all new critical care nurses in the health system.