Joel was principal author of a book titled “Strategic Planning Guideline for Information Systems in Community Hospitals” which was published by the Ontario Hospital Association under a grant from the Ministry of Health in 1989.
He has also written and published various articles on managing the systems development process, hardware and software selection and small business computers. His articles have been published in: The Canadian Hospital Association Magazine, Dimensions in Health Service; Canadian Business; Small Business Magazine (now Profit); International Journal of Management Consulting; and The Bottom Line.
He has also written a chapter for the National Dental EDI Council (NDEDIC) EDI Implementation Guide.
He has also presented papers at academic conferences:
August 2006 [case study]: Participatory Design and Traditional Systems Development — A Fusion Approach, 2006 Participatory Design Conference, Expanding Boundaries in Design, Trento, Italy
June 2006: The Role of Knowledge in Cities and Civilizations — A Historical Perspective, Canadian Communications Association Conference, York University, Toronto.
July 2004 [short paper]: The Development of an Information and Knowledge Portal at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP — A Practitioners Story and Case Study, Participatory Design Conference 2004 Artful Integration: Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices, Toronto, ON;