Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

Just a reminder to join us this Thursday at Dave & Busters for our May San Antonio HIMSS Chapter meeting where James Cooley with the Health & Human Services Commission for the State of Texas will be our speaker.  Don’t forget to register online at http://www.sahimss.org James Cooley May 20th, 2010 Dave & Busters 11:30 a.m. […]

Just because you can run your desktop app on a mobile devices doesn’t mean you should.

My issues with mobile computing in healthcare revolve around technologies that get in the way of providers and clinicians doing their core job which is attending to patients and not fumbling through hundreds of check boxes and interfaces designed to be used on a desktop.

I’ve been asked to participate in the Texas Lyceum in San Antonio, February 4th through the 7th, 2010. The title of the event is “Our Growing Lives Online: Safe or Not?” and will attempt to tackle the risks associated with our connected society. The weekend event which I will participate includes interactive and team activities to help Lyceum Directors better understand how these privacy and security risks affect their day-to-day lives. The goal is to raise awareness regarding public policy involving security and privacy. San Antonio is a great backdrop for this event as it is quickly becoming a central hub of computer security with the Air Forces locating its 24th Air Force Cyber Command at the city’s Lackland air force base. There is an invisible war going on that we don’t even see involving cyber security and the public needs to understand how companies are protecting their information as it moves online.

Our January San Antonio HIMSS Chapter Lunch-And-Learn was a great success and we had another great turnout. The board is always looking to improve your chapter so please let us know your feedback by e-mailing us your comments and suggestions.

MSHUG 2009 Day One

2, Sep 2009

Day one is complete and this year the attendees seem a bit smaller than last year.  The presentations were good and can be downloaded from the mshug.org website.  I enjoyed the developer tracks more than others.  It is clear that our architecture decisions to move forward with a Silverlight implementation of a client application will […]


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