Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ Category

The InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Award, presented by InfoWorld, Forrester Research, and Penn State University Center for Enterprise Architecture recognize organizations whose practice of enterprise architecture has delivered substantial business benefit. I’m pleased to announce that my team at Molina Healthcare was recognized this year for our re-organization efforts to make our department more business outcomes focused.

I’m honored to have been asked to speak at the Troux Worldwide Conference 2014 in Austin, TX. I will be discussing the re-chartering and re-organization efforts for our Enterprise Architecture division at Molina Healthcare.

While I can’t attend CES 2014 myself this year the blogosphere is awash with updates of the new and innovative consumer electronics on display in Vegas this year. I’m fortunate to have colleagues there who are live sharing some amazing pictures and video’s from the floor so I thought I would share…

The Role of Accountable Care Organizations in the Evolution of Healthcare

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an often misunderstood concept even among the ranks of IT professionals. While many SOA initiatives have manifested and exposed internal business logic in the form of web services the approach for SOA is actually very non-technical and is rooted in a deep understanding of the business and strategic goals and involves an ever evolving process of continuous improvement and refinement. This makes the approach both strategic and operationally focused. In this post I will outline what I feel are some critical components necessary for a successful SOA-based project.

Just kicked off the Texas Regional HIMSS conference in Austin, TX.

March 16th will mark one year since we generated our first formal wireframe comp for what has now become a very robust enterprise application for physicians and their clinical staff. This journey through building an initial prototype, development of a solid service oriented architecture, building the project, analyst and development teams, generating a solid user experience, engaging our customers and more importantly engaging everyone in a new agile methodology has been nothing short of an amazing journey to which I’m very proud of what we have all accomplished. As we approach formal implementation of a project kicked off just one year ago I would like to recognize some great vendors who helped us along our journey… Xby2, Seamgen, and Cynergy Systems and especially my development staff at WellMed who kicked us off in this new agile development effort.

Service Oriented Architecture has enabled us to quickly embrace change in the mobile space. The iPads have not been out an entire year yet we are able to quickly consume the core secure EMR services built into our flagship Care Delivery Platform and push data into the hands of providers using a very connected, very mobile device with a fundamentally different user interface. By takin the time to develop and invest in a service oriented architecture we’ve prototyped this iPad app in a fraction of the time it has taken to develop our RIA (Rich Internet Application) EMR.

Some big ideas come from asking pretty simple questions… As it turns out the inspiration and vision for the development of an innovative Care Delivery Platform at WellMed was born out of necessity.  A necessity to accurately and efficiently deliver timely information about patients health status to caregivers at the point of care and document […]

As the HIE Liaison for the local San Antonio HIMSS chapter I’m very happy to announce our next chapter meeting with feature Dr. Steve Steffensen, MD a Professor of Neurology, JHU Chief Medical Information Officer, TATRC. Dr. Steffensen is one of the key individuals working National Health Information Network (NHIN) issues for the Department of Defense. Dr. Steffensen will speak this month on the CONNECT open source toolkit for implementing Health Information Exchanges (HIE) and moving toward the NHIN.


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