About Us

BeBloomin Leadership

Thinking-BirdBeBloomin  is a Minneapolis-based software and services company. The development of BeBloomin is guided by a multi-disciplinary team of highly experienced professionals, most with national recognition in delivering innovative solutions and products to companies and communities in healthcare and related industries.

The combined skill set of the BeBloomin professionals encompasses the disciplines of business development, product and service design/development, consumer marketing, information technology, clinical health, wellness, insurance needs, aging services, legal/regulatory, policy, finance, operations, standards, and much more.

Their skill and experience is matched by their passion for their work and desire to make significant contributions to health care and community services.



Joel AckermanJoel Ackerman is a recognized leader in health care, business and information technology and a provider of creative, integrated technologies and services for “Thriving in Placesm”. He has over 40 years of innovation and leadership experience in information technology, the last 25 years specifically in health information technology.

Joel was International CIO and Director of Advanced Technologies at UnitedHealth Group, a management consultant to leading payer and provider organizations, a serial entrepreneur, and he led the development of national healthcare data standards. He served for 6 years as a director of the non-profit organization, CaringBridge, and is currently on the Board of Directors of DARTS.

He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and an MBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business, and is currently completing a PhD in Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota. He is passionate about driving technical and business innovation to improve healthcare and aging.

Joel Ackerman is the Founder and CEO of River Systems (dba “BeBloomin”),

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