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Work experience

Mar 2007Present

Director of Meaningful Use/Value

Practice Fusion/YBM Inc


Aug 2003Dec 2004


University of Tennessee


Health Care EHR-Meaningful Use/Value
EHR Meaningful Use/Value Executive   ·        Provided advisory-consulting services to Physician Organizations using Practice Fusion EHR software ·        Provided training and documentation of patients clinical Quality Measures (CQM) Reports to qualify for Medicare/Medicaid incentive programs. ·        Worked with primary care physicians to improve the quality and efficiency of care provided ·        Provided EHR assessment to Primary care Physicians ·        Review and collect Health delivery Workflow process data ·        Convert existing Patient demographic data into EHR software ·        Initiating and conducting training for Physicians, medical professionals, and office staff ·        Check Professional Medical Provider checklist ·        Sign up Family Practice Physician for e-prescribing ·        Provide assistance for Primary care physician CMS Registration ·        Provided coherent information to streamline EHR ·        Worked directly with implementation of Personal Health Record (PHR) ·        Worked on Mountain State Health Alliance (MSHA) Projects with Allscript EHR software ·        Perform Security audit ·        Test patient record export ·        Test immunization registry export ·        Test public health surveillance export ·        Run patient list record ·        Run CQM report ·        Direct Meaningful Use projects including clinical systems analysis, ·        Design and develop centralized and decentralized applications in the corporation.  ·        Consults with and advise other sections on all Meaningful Use systems and programs.  ·        Coordinates with Meaningful Use activities of other departments  ·        Prepares activity, performance, progress reports and budget recommendations for assigned area ·        Leads vendor issue management and escalations related to Meaningful Use  ·        Develop process, procedure and practice to coordinate and execute Meaningful Use work across Group, Corporate IT, and healthcare network ·        Construct a fully certified, Meaningful Use compliant Electronic Health Record (EHR) with quality reporting and training material ·         Responsible for the successful planning and execution of all projects related to meaningful use, including the coordination, monitoring, and status reporting of all clinical and technological components related to the demonstration of meaningful use across the health system   Provide Oversight in the functional areas responsible for  (1) the interpretation and definition of the Meaningful Use (MU) regulatory requirements  (2) the creation of a comprehensive project schedule with resource allocation and budget monitoring  (3) the support and coordination of all MU working groups  (4) the coordination of communication and project status across all technical groups. ·        Lead and worked in collaboration with both IT and operational teams to facilitate the implementation and full adoption of certified EHR technology across the health system  ·        Budgetary management and oversight for the implementation and adoption of MU- compliant EHRs ·        Lead work with Clinical Informatics Managers, IT Project Managers and local operational teams to plan, implement and optimize clinical systems that support meaningful use initiatives  ·        Provide leadership and strategic direction for application selection, and application implementation  ·        Meet with key stakeholders and generate consensus for necessary initiatives.  Recommend, influence and implement EHR systems with certification and electronic data submission  ·        Work in conjunction with financial management staff to manage and track the budget and expenses against the project deliverables  ·        Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for all aspects of the HITECH Act ·        Serve as the champion and change manager for all meaningful use product construction related projects ·        Serve as a positive role model for encouraging others to embrace operational changes associated with the EHR implementation and optimization efforts ·        Provide leadership, collaboration, critical thinking, and teamwork in addressing decisions and resolving issues  ·        Support the development and update of policies and procedures as necessary to coincide with acute care clinical informatics systems usage  ·        Maintains an ongoing working knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to meaningful use  ·        Manages projects as assigned with attention to detail, expected outcomes, and timelines  ·        Work with diverse stakeholders, develop MU certified EHR systems, using critical thinking to triage issues, and continuously evaluate methods to improve all CMS reporting process  ·        Provide oversight and direction for the technical team by assisting in the development and implementation of projects that support the overall MU requirements ·        Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of clinical, administrative, and Finance ·        Manage complex EHR implementation and optimization projects across multiple facilities in the health care delivery system ·        Demonstrated success in clinical system implementation, software engineering, progressive project and process management, change management ·        Assisted in budgetary planning in Hospital Clinical Operations, Systems Analysis, Design and Development ·        Possess programming Skills and Concepts, involved in budget Review and Policy Administration Project Management, Time and Staff Management, Development Methodologies for Financial Business Systems and Clinical Systems ·        Provide cost/benefit Analysis, coordinate the support functions in business Modeling for financial analytic ·        Direct the Goals and Objectives of the Corporation/Hospitals Process Improvement
Financial Applications
·        Worked with information system analysis, scope, planning, tracking, design and development ·        developing detailed project plans, scope, budget, scheduling, risk mitigation strategies, contingency plans, approach, and requirements ·         Develop and Implement detailed project plans for site implementation and operational execution. - Overall project administration, including planning, directing and controlling resources in complex work-scope projects ·        Estimate budgets and track cost of projects ·        Ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget ·        Manages all change requests and impact assessments ·        Facilitate resolution of issues and escalations ·        Prepare project status reports ·        Define and implement continuous project risk analysis and required corrective actions ·        Lead hand-over process to operations and production personnel ·        Gained hands on experience with Project Management software applications ·        Implemented Financial Enterprise Applications in AR, AP, GL, PA Upgrade ·        Involved in the Implementation of new enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) ·        Gathered information for Gap Analysts and training users using tutor ·        Managed the financial accounting implementation ·        Provided support for General ledger, Account Payable, Account Receivables, Cash Management and Purchase Order ·        Supervise end-user acceptance unit and integration testing of the Financial Accounting system. ·        Identified and resolved IT-Financial Accounting problems ·        Assisted departments or business units ·        Supervised over 90 technical, functional and accounting professionals with the goal to provide continuous motivation for improved team synergy to perform at their optimal level at all times using regular refresher training and individual webinar (i.e. two-way interactive web seminars) presentation to engage and encourage active participation in group book club activities. ·        Involved in sales and marketing of financial information technology application software