Our DNA

Developing Secure, Usable, and Real-Time Blockchain Solutions in Healthcare

Acoer stands as an award-winning technology firm, renowned for being a trailblazer in the development of practical, real-time blockchain-enabled software. At Acoer, we firmly believe that software should not only be cutting-edge but also safe, honest, and, most importantly, centered around our users. With a passion for putting our users first, we consistently achieve these objectives through the creation of secure, privacy-preserving, and traceable technologies. Our commitment to user-centric solutions is underscored by our adherence to open protocols and the development of interfaces that are not just functional but also highly usable.

Acoer is not just a software development firm; we are a collective of highly accomplished and proven professionals, featuring a team of open source and blockchain software developers. Our technological prowess is built on a foundation of proven, modern development practices, driven by three core design principles:

Usability First: Acoer places paramount importance on usability. We design our applications with a user-centric approach, ensuring that each interaction is intuitive, seamless, and contributes to an overall positive experience.
Open (Interoperability, APIs): Embracing openness is part of our DNA. Through open protocols and APIs, we foster interoperability, enabling smooth integration with existing systems and laying the groundwork for a more connected digital ecosystem.
Blockchain-Enabled: Acoer harnesses the transformative potential of blockchain technology, delivering solutions that not only ensure security but also introduce a new level of traceability and transparency.

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Why Acoer?

Acoer's Solutions:
Our technology portfolio comprises rich, relevant, and interoperable RESTful API-based software. Tailored for organizations, these solutions empower the development of modern healthcare software, promising a substantial improvement in the return on software investment and, ultimately, enhancing patient outcomes.

Driving Innovation:
Acoer recognizes the evolving landscape of healthcare technology, where the existing applications and approaches fall short in meeting user needs, time-to-market requirements, and the demand for continuous innovation. We stand as a catalyst for change, redefining the standards and expectations within the industry.

Designing for Humanity and Machines:
Our design philosophy extends beyond human interaction to encompass machine-to-machine interaction. Acoer seamlessly integrates functions and data from multiple sources, creating a mesh that caters to both human and machine readability through interoperable APIs.

Simplifying Complexity with Trust and Accessibility:
Understanding the need to uncomplicate, Acoer is committed to providing unquestionable computational trust and accessibility. In an era where healthcare is shifting towards patient-oriented models, we see interoperability as the key to unlocking a future where data access, transparency, and individual ownership become not just expectations but regulatory requirements worldwide.

Join Acoer on the journey towards a future where technology is not only cutting-edge but also accessible, trustworthy, and geared towards improving lives. As we embrace the changing dynamics of healthcare, we continue to set new standards in innovation and usability.

Meet our executive team

Jim Nasr
Founder & CEO

Prior to Acoer, Jim was the Vice President of Technology for Certara and was the Chief Software Architect at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Jim led a number of modernizations of CDC’s public health systems, through implementation of interoperable software, data as a service, blockchain and open source software.

Jim has more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry, with over a decade as a founder and CEO of Armedia. With Jim’s expertise, Armedia grew from inception to over 100 employees, and a 5-time Inc. 5000 awardee.

Jim is on the board of many technology organizations and the Architecture Lead for PhUSE Blockchain Working Group. He has an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Ben Chevallereau
CTO

Ben Chevallereau, PhD is the Chief Technology Officer for Acoer.

He has lived and worked in 5 countries and brings experience from major corporate and public clientele, including the FDA, USDA, and UK Ministry of Justice.

Dr. Chevallereau developed one of the first blockchain projects for the Center for Disease Control. He also created OpenCDC, an open-source repository for code, data and APIs from the CDC. He has published books and videos on document management solutions including his dissertation “Contribution of new modeling approaches to software sustainability”.

Dr. Chevallereau oversees all technology and development at Acoer, working closely with teams of designers, developers, and business partners to ensure the highest quality of product.

Adei Mandaluniz
Backend Development Lead

After studying Computer Sciences in the University of Deusto in Spain he ventured to the United Kingdom to work on a start up consultancy. With his help the company grew from 2 employees and a small office to a nearly 100 people with offices in 3 different countries in 3 years time.

His career in IT spans to more than 15 years and during this time he worked for clients from different sectors such as aeronautics, central and local government, finance, pharmaceutical, etc. building large scale robust solutions. Adei likes to stay on top of the state-of-the-art technologies from the front-end to the back and everything in between and is an eager learner.

He is now back in his beloved Basque Country after living 12 years in the United Kingdom.

Ashley MacWhirter
Frontend Development Lead

Ashley graduated Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in Huntsville after moving from Alberta, Canada to attend the university on a soccer scholarship. Post-graduation, she worked as a piping/mechanical designer for an engineering firm where she developed a great passion for technology and software development. 



Pursuing her software development passion, Ashley graduated from Georgia Tech with a certificate in Full Stack Development in 2017 and began her career as a full stack software developer at AT&T. Shifting to a start-up focus, her development experience has ranged from telecommunications, to government sectors and healthcare/pharmaceutical solutions where she became fascinated with blockchain and dApp development.

Ashley is currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys hikes with her dogs, dabbling with her Raspberry Pi, and mentoring future software engineers.

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