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People of Perficient: Meet Melinda Schmidt, Solutions Architect

Melinda Schmidt At A Baylor University Championship Game

Our healthcare practice brings deep industry insights to projects within the payer, provider, and healthcare solutions space. So it makes sense that the team’s cumulative knowledge would include experts who’ve worked in the same halls as the clients we support. Take, for instance, solutions architect Melinda Schmidt. We caught up recently, and she shared what makes her tick as well as the joy that comes out of the work she delivers with our healthcare team.

Thank you for joining me today, Melinda. I’d love to kick off by hearing more about how your nursing background ties to the work we’re delivering for Perficient’s healthcare clients.

Melinda Schmidt Headshot

As an RN with years of experience in the clinical setting and the payer space, I help bring distinct healthcare insights and IT knowledge to our team and to our clients. I especially enjoy strategizing toward better business outcomes – pinpointing ways to leverage clinical data, ramp up an RPM platform, add a new medical device to the EMR, and the vast array of other healthcare-related topics that our clients want to pursue, but they need balanced industry-technology-strategy guidance so they can be most effective.

From a young age, I’ve embraced a “Do what is right” attitude, which was reinforced through my nursing school and clinical experience. This mindset aligns so well with Perficient’s values and culture, and I’m thrilled to bring this drive to my work.

I’m excited to leverage my clinical knowledge and help drive further innovation, using technology to change healthcare for the better, especially as we can go into rural areas and provide care.

Can you tell me about what motivates you in your work?

Melinda Schmidt Volunteering For The Salvation Army

Giving to her community

I am very committed to all healthcare-related issues, and during my time here I’ve met many team members who are just as committed to topics I embrace, like population health. It is good to know that I am part of a team that truly is looking to improve the overall healthcare industry. And collaborating with the healthcare team is awesome!

I value the commitment Perficient demonstrates in healthcare and life sciences and our dedication to helping clients achieve their most important business objectives. I’m excited to contribute to projects around virtual health and operational efficiencies, helping clients reinforce patient/member access to care while keeping their protected health information (PHI) secure.

Perficient believes in a strong work-life balance, and this is important to me as my family and tennis/pickleball activities play a major factor in my well-being. I am part of a hard-working team, but we also check in with each other and discuss topics not associated with work. Feel free to ask me anytime how my tennis and pickleball games are going!

I have always volunteered within my community, and Perficient has a strong commitment to giving back and this makes my heart happy!

LEARN MORE: Perficient Launches Giving-Focused Employee Resource Group

What made you decide to work for Perficient? And what makes you stay and want to do your best work here?

I joined Perficient because it was a great professional and cultural fit. I had several offers and my decision for Perficient was the leadership, as I always want to work with a “family” and not an organization. There is a family atmosphere with my peers at Perficient, and we enjoy and encourage giving back to the community. I have been impressed with how much I matter to my peers and to my leadership team. We are a collective team, working toward a common goal of being the best global digital consultancy. I enjoy working with such a dynamic group!

The commitment and core values this organization adheres to makes me proud, and I feel lucky to be part of such a dynamic team.

LEARN MORE: About our Promise to Challenge, Champion, and Celebrate our People

Healthcare Leaders Turn to Us

Our healthcare practice is comprised of experts who understand the unique challenges facing the industry. The 10 largest health systems and 10 largest health insurers in the U.S. have counted on us to support their end-to-end digital success. Modern Healthcare has also recognized us as the fourth largest healthcare IT consulting firm.

We bring pragmatic, strategically-grounded know-how to our clients’ initiatives. And our work gets attention – not only by industry groups that recognize and award our work but also by top technology partners that know our teams will reliably deliver complex, game-changing implementations. Most importantly, our clients demonstrate their trust in us by partnering with us again and again. We are incredibly proud of our 90% repeat business rate because it represents the trust and collaborative culture that we work so hard to build every day within our teams and with every client.

With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Perficient is a trusted, end-to-end, global digital consultancy.


It’s no secret our success is because of our people. No matter the technology or time zone, our colleagues are committed to delivering innovative, end-to-end digital solutions for the world’s biggest brands, and we bring a collaborative spirit to every interaction. We’re always seeking the best and brightest to work with us. Join our team and experience a culture that challenges, champions, and celebrates our people.

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Lysa Young-Bates

Lysa, a senior marketing manager, explores the business needs, consumer expectations, and industry challenges driving digital innovation in healthcare, life sciences, and financial services.

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