Ryan Miquel has been selected by Lehigh Valley Business as one of this year’s winners in the “Forty Under 40” awards program, which celebrates 40 of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s most accomplished young businessmen and women. Miquel is Manager, IT Infrastructure and Development at Populytics, Inc., wholly owned population health and data analytics subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). With the company for four years, he is part of the team that expertly delivers tools and technology to his organization’s leaders and staff to enable them to be more successful, efficient, and secure in performing their job functions.

Miquel’s expertise lies in knowing the company’s tools and technology inside and out. In data analytics and population health, everything relies on technology, so the team needs to also be responsive and completely customer/staff focused. Demands of the position include meeting critical timelines, high expectations, and the ability to always be available – whenever called upon.

“Attending to, maintaining, and progressing the technology at Populytics is absolutely key to assisting the company in its role in health care and the Lehigh Valley community,” says Dan Arbeider, Director of IT at Populytics. “The analytics and operational activities we support keep our patients and physicians connected, our payers and staff collaborating, and our business endeavors maturing. Ryan is completely dedicated to his role and has certainly earned the recognition of an esteemed business leader.”

Regarding special projects, Miquel is leading the team (alongside Dan Arbeider) in the transition of Populytics’ entire IT platform away from Lehigh Valley Health Network to its own separate operational system/organization. This is a complete migration involving new software tools and implementing systems that will properly secure Populytics’ data. The project is immense in scope and is therefore being conducted in phases. When complete, Miquel says he will look back at it as his most significant professional accomplishment to date.

Prior to joining Populytics, Miquel worked for PPL Corporation, Allentown, PA, as Associate Application Developer, Application Developer, Senior Programmer/Analyst, and finally IT Technical Lead. He graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Information and Systems Engineering and a Minor in Economics. An advocate of team sports, besides playing himself most of his life, Miquel has assisted with the basketball and soccer programs at Plumstead Christian School, where he attended high school, and coaches his son’s soccer team.

The Forty Under 40 winners will be honored Sept. 8 at an online event at noon. Each of the honorees will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program with their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. For tickets, visit https://www.lvb.com/event/forty-under-40-awards/. The event hashtag is #LVBevents. Honorees will also be profiled in a magazine that will be inserted into the Sept. 13 issue of Lehigh Valley Business and will be available online at LVB.com.

About Populytics

Populytics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), is a population health management and advanced analytics firm that facilitates the movement toward value-based care. Through our advanced analytics toolkit, we transform health insurance claims and clinical data into actionable information for constituents such as hospitals and health systems, physicians and other clinicians, as well as employers, and the region at large. Our services include population health analytics, health benefits administration and consulting, and clinical care coordination. Populytics’ services afford higher quality care while bending the cost curve. As an added benefit to regional businesses during COVID-19, Populytics has consolidated LVHN’s employer health care resources into a comprehensive return to work portfolio. Offerings range from diagnostic/antibody testing and counseling for stress management, to long-term well-being programs. Learn more here.