"Complex problems need Sugar Creek Solutions!"

Sugar Creek Solutions was formed in 2003 to devise strategy, to envision systems and to design specialized products for the patient-room space of healthcare. As those products and their surrounding systems became more complex, Sugar Creek Solutions assisted systems-integrators and hospitals in understanding, designing, implementing and troubleshooting those multi-vendor technical systems. Sugar Creek Solutions then developed an innovative transdisciplinary model of companies, hospitals and other institutions as sociotechnical systems, to manage better the complex interdependency of culture, organizational structure, processes and training with technology.

Now, Sugar Creek Solutions is a leading advocate of the sociotechnical perspective, bringing greater awareness and capability of a Systems Approach to a wide variety of companies, institutions and individuals across industries, markets and skill sets.

Kevin Nortrup graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois in computer engineering. A member of HIMSS, SHS, IISE, INCOSE and InfraGard, he is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) and a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP). He holds several US patents and has extensive experience in designing, implementing, analyzing and troubleshooting complex systems, from microelectronics to direct-broadcast satellite. As Principal at Sugar Creek Solutions, he researches, practices and champions a transdisciplinary systems approach to managing and navigating the complexity of sociotechnical systems of all types, including: efficient, effective products & services for the Information Age; the processes through which they are developed & delivered; and the companies and institutions that provide those products & services.