We value patient safety, innovative user-friendly software & customer service.
Design Clinicals is a healthcare information technology enterprise founded by physicians and IT experts. Our mission is to improve communication between healthcare providers, reduce medical errors, and improve the quality of healthcare provided.
Just as important to us is the level of service we give our customers. We’re committed to being with you at every step of the process as you use our products.
MD, PhD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Dewey Howell is the founding member of Design Clinicals. He is primarily responsible for the design and development of DC’s products and has been instrumental in establishing strategic partnerships, developing new clients and marketing DC’s products.
Dewey received doctorates in Immunology and Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During his Family Medicine residency, Dewey began to design and develop software. He started by creating Patient Pilot, a program that enhanced the communication between residents managing hospitalized patients. Dewey saw a clear improvement in the quality of patient care after Patient Pilot was introduced. He was inspired by this observation to continue to design and develop software to meet the many needs of providers in both the hospital and clinic. Shortly after graduating from his residency, Dewey founded Design Clinicals to continue the design and development of software to improve provider communication.
Dewey’s experience as physician, actively admitting, managing and discharging patients from the hospital, combined with his programming expertise, make him uniquely qualified to lead DC in its efforts to design relevant, functional and easy-to-use hand-held and Web-based software programs.
Dasein Pinto-Gonzalez Howell
PhD, Co-Founder, Vice President of Quality and Support
Dr. Dasein P-G Howell is a founding member of Design Clinicals. Her responsibilities include working with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives, research and development of DC’s products, communications, and establishing guidelines and processes for the quality and continuous improvement of our software.
Dasi earned a bachelor of arts degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, and a doctorate in Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. She continued her career in scientific research as a Post-doctoral Fellow in malaria research at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Her experience as a scientist gave her a critical eye for details, honed her problem-solving skills, and made her proficient at managing resources to achieve both short- and long-term project goals.
Chief Financial Officer
Alicia Evans provides comprehensive, strategic financial direction for the company, overseeing all accounting and finance operations. Functions include financial analysis and projections, fundraising and investor relations, budgeting and reporting. Alicia graduated from the University of Washington in 1990 with a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration. Alicia has more than 18 years of leadership experience, with an emphasis in executive level finance and business operations services. She most recently served as acting chief financial officer for several early-stage Seattle companies. Alicia was also vice president of finance at Marchex, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed local search and advertising company. Her industry expertise spans games, Internet commerce, display advertising, public accounting and telecommunications, and she is a Certified Public Accountant – Inactive.
Away from work, Alicia enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, reading, going to concerts and spending time with friends and family.