Learn more about us and how we aim to transform patient care

ILÚM Health Solutions was created by Merck HSS and shares the vision to improve health and well-being. ILÚM is a specialized service focused on the unique challenges of infectious disease with the goal of supporting improved patient and hospital outcomes. Our technology-enabled solution helps leverage HIT assets to maximize the impact of quality programs.

ILÚM Health Solutions aims to help hospitals and healthcare institutions:

  • Efficiently target patients and accelerate time to interventions to make improved empiric treatment decisions
  • Efficiently and consistently track performance, prescribing, and patient outcomes
  • Enhance timely communication and clinical collaboration within workflow

ILÚM has partnered with key institutions to create a command center and medCPU to provide seamless clinical decision support. We are continuously developing our capabilities in key therapeutic areas through new partnerships with hospitals to enhance patient care and optimize program performance. By applying our innovative approach to clinical decision support, we hope to make even more of an impact on the quality of patient care. Is a partnership right for your institution?

ILÚM Health Solutions is a subsidiary of Merck Healthcare Services and Solutions.

The ILÚM leadership team

Paul Edwards

Managing Director

Paul's core strategic vision drives the success of ILÚM. He is committed to forging partnerships with companies that align with ILÚM's outcomes-based metrics.

Brandon Palermo

Chief Medical Officer

Brandon leads the team in defining and executing medical strategy, product development, and building relationships with hospital partners.

Fred Taute

Chief Medical Information Officer

Fred bridges the divide between the clinical and IT worlds by working with clients, ILÚM’s partners, and our IT group to help achieve our shared vision of improving outcomes through smarter care delivery.

Riaan Erwee

Chief Operating Officer

Riaan manages the overall operations and finances of the company, as well as business development activities.

Lauren N. Hunt

Clinical Director

As Clinical Director, Lauren serves as a subject matter expert for infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship, which includes providing clinical support to clients and partnering with collaborators to perform outcomes research.

W. Joseph Ketcherside, MD

Chief Data Officer

Joe Ketcherside, MD is an experienced medical informaticist and business leader with a strong clinical and industry background.

Jonathan Olson

Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan brings over two decades of healthcare informatics experience to ILÚM. He is responsible for designing, implementing and deploying ILÚM technology solutions.

Dave Keeler

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Dave Keeler brings a broad healthcare perspective from over 25 years of executive sales experience. Dave specializes in bringing precise actionable business insights to large complex health systems.

Jimish Mehta, PharmD, MSCE

Vice President of Product

Jimish draws on his background as an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist and epidemiologist to guide the development and execution of the ILUM vision.

Gail Shenk

Director of Implementation

Gail's experience includes building data integration teams and working with hospital IT staff to interface a variety of EHR data into vendor developed applications, at the same time, managing the technical operations needed to support over 300 hospitals.

Ross Martin

Software Developer

Ross helps develop and support the web and mobile products that ILÚM offers

Shannon Overly

Lead Data Scientist

Shannon works with clinical data and infectious disease experts to develop precision analytics that power ILÚM's clinical decision support solutions.

Jason Lauman

Principal Software Engineer

Jason builds full-stack software solutions that target team collaboration, and specializes in rapid application development and resilient messaging infrastructures.