Ronald K. Goodenow, Ph.D.
has 35+ years of internationally recognized interdisciplinary
and cross-industry leadership in academic, industry and consulting
settings -- recently emphasizing the socio-technical
aspects of distributed work and networked services in market and
research environments -- especially healthcare. Academic work included educational
history, the use of information technology in organizational and social
environments, comparative education, urban education and studies, and
telework, interests he still maintains. He is an active Rotarian.
"The new information technology opportunities created by the intensively changing practice of healthcare will not be effectively realized if the issues you have so skillfully identified are not thoroughly addressed...your impressive record in the field of socio-technology positions you very well to help customers understand, adopt, and benefit from information, the kind of which is described in the Information Superhighway Initiative." -- Ron Ribitzky, MD, recent Chief Information Officer, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, now Vice-President for Healthcare, Eclypsis Corporation.
Select Industry Publications, White Papers
"Sevice Across Cultures: A Case Study of the Emerging Role of Communication Technology in Rotary International,, " a chapter in Elizabeth Christopher, International Management and Intercultural Communication; a Collection of Case Studies, London Palgrave MacMillan, 2015
'Paradigms and Practice: Perspectives on Ever Shifting 'Telework Sands', a chapter in Elizabeth Christopher, Managing Communication Across Cultures: Different Voices, London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012
a Key Web Implementation Strategy" - Dell e-News for Healthcare and
"An eHealthy Environment Drives Healthy Demand" - Dell
e-News for Healthcare and Website, 2003
"Strategic Planning and Healthcare
Policy: A Relationship Critical to IT success" --
Dell e-News for Healthcare and Website, 2003
"Knowledge Management in Healthcare:
The Key to Information Strategy Success" - Dell e-News for Healthcare
and Website, 2003
"Human Factors in the Healthcare Enterprise: Assuring Security" -- Dell eNews for Healthcare and Website, 2003Periodic editorials for the Seligence Edge Newsletter on such topics as intranet development, business ethics, remote work and other subjects of value to sales professionals.
"The AlphaServer, Open VMS and Cerner Millenium in Healthcare", internal white paper, Hewlett Packard Corporation, Summer 2002
Editor of two industry newsletters, Spotlight for the Field, and HEARTBeat, for Compaq and HP's North America Health Industries Marketing organization, distributed widely within HP and to its healthcare customers. We provided all editorial content and background research to publications that were distributed globally by Compaq, the Australian Hospital Association and other parties
Several market research reports on information technology in healthcare for Compaq's North America Health Industries Marketing organization; published on Compaq and HP web sites.
"Wheat, Chaff and Transformations: A Note on Passing the Barrier of Commercialism in the New New Home Telehealth Environment," introduction to Audrey Kinsella, HOME TELEHEALTH IN THE 21st CENTURY: RESOURCE GUIDE TO IMPROVED CARE SERVICES THAT WORK (Kensington, Md.: Information for Tomorrow, Forthcoming, June 2000)
"Readiness for the New Health Enterprise Environment - Developing a Framework for Success," a presentation on knowledge management for healthcare executives sponsored by the Compaq Computer Corporation (May 2000)
“Bringing Telework Home: Working Beyond the Frontier, ” introduction to Audrey Kinsella, HOME HEALTHCARE: WIRED AND READY FOR TELEMEDICINE -- THE SECOND GENERATION [Aloha, Or: Information for Tomorrow, 1998]
“21st Century Services: Meeting Challenges to the Academic Enterprise,“ a research report commissioned by Compaq [August 1998]
"Home Health Care: The Emerging Telemedicine Frontier," introduction to Audrey Kinsella, HOME HEALTHCARE: WIRED AND READY FOR TELEMEDICINE [Aloha, Or: Information for Tomorrow, 1997], xii - xxiii.
INVESTING IN HOME TELEMEDICINE: AN INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS AND PRODUCT ISSUES [ Report to Florida Hospital and Sprint] [Winter Park: Center for Enterprise Management, Crummer Graduate School of Business, 1997] [with Martin K. Starr].
"The Cyberspace Challenge: Modernity, Post-modernity and Reflections on International Networking" COMPARATIVE EDUCATION [special issue on post-modernism] [Vol 32, July 1996], 197-216.
NETWORKING HEALTH CARE: THE RISE AND FUTURE OF TELEMEDICINE: A Research Report to the Digital Equipment Corporation [May, 1996].
CITIES AND EDUCATION IN FOUR NATIONS: THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA AND CANADA [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992 and 2003] [with William Marsden].
"Designing and Implementing a Rural Telemedicine Project: Issues and Learnings," (with Sam K. Carpenter); and INTELLIGENT TUTORING MEDIA [special issue on medical multimedia][Vol. 5, December 1994], 131-38 and Chapter 4 in Roy Rada and Claude Chaoui, MEDICAL MULTIMEDIA [Oxford: Intellect, 1995], 49-62.
IEEIR ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS: Report to the International Exchange of Experts and Information on Rehabilitation, University of New Hampshire [August 1994].
"Does Telemedicine Work in Theory as Well as in Practice?" TELEMEDICINE [April 1994], 8. Invited Expert Opinion essay.
Beyond Practice and Theory: The Domains of Information Technology", Chapter 4 in Carl Payne [editor], EDUCATION IN THE AGE OF INFORMATION, [Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1992], 34-43. Lecture sponsored by the British Fulbright Commission.
Review of Wilbert M. Gesler,
THE CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY OF HEALTHCARE [Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh
Press, 1991], THE TELEMEDICINE NEWSLETTER (Spring 1994). 22.
As a Rotarian
Ron Goodenow has been an active Rotarian
for several years. He served as president of the Northborough, MA Rotary
Club and is now a member of the Westborough, MA club. He manages web sites
for Project GEMINI (Global Emergency
Medicine Initiative), the inter-club NICUwebcam project to place webcams
in neo-natal intensive care units of hospitals. He regularly photographs
Rotary events, has visited clubs throughout North America, and is a Paul
Harris Fellow. In 2013 he was awarded a Rotary International District
Service Award by the Governor of District 7910. Ron is a Rotary Advisor
to the Rotary Alumni Association of Greater New England and has visited
clubs throughout North America.
As a Photographer
Ron Goodenow is an award-winning
photographer with a long history of displaying and publishing his
work. Funded by public and private sources he did an extensive photo-documentation
(and oral history) project on Vietnamese immigration to the US after
the fall of Siagon (now hosted by the Watkinson Library at Trinity
College in Hartford, Ct.), has exhibited at universities and libraries
and, for some of his commerical clients, photographed trade
shows and other events. A speciality has been real estate and construction
photography. His photographs on the history of passenger railroading,
which are now appearing on the web and have appeared in periodical
publications, have an international reputation. Among his other responsibilities
are scanning the photo archives of a local historical society and
documenting the work of a professional association. He publishes nature,
travel and landscape photos in many local news sites and used his camera
to influence strict enforcement of signage laws in his community.
his rail work may be viewed at a site dedicated to his photos, the Friends of Amtrak Photo Gallery. His Ron Goodenow's Attic is an
online museum consisting of photographs and other materials from
his personal collections. In addition to photography, Ron Goodenow's interests
include canoeing, travel, collecting jazz and classical recordings, gardening
and conservation. He is married to Dr. Carol Goodenow, an educational psychologist
and researcher on the senior staff of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education, where she directs the CDC funded Coordinated School
Health Program. They have two grown daughters, and two grand-children in
California, and have traveled extensively in many countries, including the
UK, most of Western Europe, Russia, Mexico and Central America.
Please e-mail Ron Goodenow or call 508-393-5619 or 508-847-0111 (mobile).