Point of Care Decision Support

Point of Care Decision Support Executive Leadership

With a life-long love of computers and technology, at thirteen years old, Tim and his best friend wanted to expand their knowledge on the design and development of computer programs.  With a gift of “how-to” books on programming, the team developed their first application built on their love of role-playing and dice games.  Progressively, their gaming needs required more complex programming including elaborate graphics and randomization algorithms.  

By the time Tim graduated high school, he was a partner in a web and business development management company and was a pioneer  in the development of customized e-commerce and online credit card transaction programs.  This ground-breaking technology was scooped up by dozens of local twin cities businesses and prominent New York clients.

With a growing awareness of enterprise commerce needs, Tim founded Lighthouse Software Solutions in June of 2000 and immediately acquired e-commerce customers in need of his expertise. In the years ahead, Tim continued with his passion for solving complex software development issues and has grown his business into a multi-million dollar development shop with a strong staff of like-minded developers. High profile companies that utilize Lighthouse Software Solutions include Ally Bank, Wells Fargo, Thompson Reuters, Digital River, City of Minneapolis to name a few.

In 2010, Tim founded his second company, Point of Care Decision Support (PCDS), a healthcare software company which focuses exclusively on building chronic disease clinical decision support (CDS) software for use at the point of care. Tim is determined to bring a different perspective to the medical apps field by combining validated evidence-based medical research with industry-standard best practices which currently include asthma and anticoagulation therapies.

The goals for future success are to continue innovating within the healthcare space with the PCDS Dynamic Decision Support Platform - focusing on “total patient health risk reduction”.


Jay Syverson is the President of Point of Care Decision Support and comes to his role with 35+ years of experience with multiple healthcare solutions companies, cross-industry consulting firms, as well as business intelligence and customer relationship management software & services companies. In his role as President, Jay is responsible for the strategy and execution of PCDS growth, customer engagement, as well as overall product vision for the healthcare marketplace guiding key clinical decisions and transitions of treatment at the point of care.  

Prior to joining PCDS, Jay held many senior-level positions including Vice President of Healthcare Practices for Coherent,  Senior Vice President for Optum Data Management, President of Achieve Healthcare, CIO and Vice President of Technology for Boundary Medical, Senior Vice President at Interelate and Vice President of professional services at CWC-Firepond.

 Although these roles were extremely diverse, the opportunities had several points of continuity:

  • Organizations that were poised for growth or in need of change or transformation
  • Organizations where building collaboration is foundational to organization growth
  • Organizations in need of executive and director level leadership development
  • Organizations with some component of international business engagement or partnership
  • Organizations that would benefit from Jay’s network of professional leaders to extend the management team

Jay holds a master’s degree (MBA) in business administration and a bachelor’s degree (BS) in business administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Finbar Murphy is the Vice President of Finance and Operations for Point of Care Decision Support (PCDS) leading the financial and operational planning of business operations.   Finbar comes to PCDS with over 25 years of experience in technology-enabled businesses.  As VP of Finance and Operations, Finbar is responsible for the design, execution and reporting for all financial and operational metrics, along with financial modeling and profitability analysis.  He also oversees the bank and legal relationships along with the company’s full-scale benefits plan.

Finbar’s previous experiences include leading organizations through diverse business environments, harmonizing finance and operations through collaboration and simplifying financial concepts to drive growth in tech-enabled businesses. 

Highlights include:

  • Providing global financial oversight, as well as designed and implemented all financial and operational metrics for BTM Global Consulting, LLC.  
  • Led the M&A due diligence, bank negotiation, and operational integration of acquired entity for a platform software company for Smartbase Solutions. 
  • Financial modeling and profitability analysis to evaluate capitalization and working capital needs for an early-stage company.
  • Identified and presented to the executive team and Board of Directors the profitability and business risk relating to the company’s latest technology solution at Achieve Healthcare Technologies. 
  • Led due diligence on an acquisition target.  Partnered with the President to position the company for a strategic sale at Achieve Healthcare Technologies. 
  • Designed and integrated financial and operational metrics for the development, custom mod, support and services teams at Retek.

Finbar has a Bachelors’ of Arts Degree in Accounting from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and holds a CPA certificate (Inactive).