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Join us for a free educational webinar on Using Cloud EMRs to Achieve Meaningful Use on a $0 Budget with Tom Gomez, Founder & Director of Transformations at the Edge and April Sage, Director of Healthcare Vertical and Marketing at Online Tech.
When: August 14, 2012 @ 2 P.M. ET
Where: Online – Register using GoToMeeting.
Who: Tom Gomez, Founder & Director of Transformations at the Edge and April Sage, Director of Heatlhcare Vertical and Marketing at Online Tech.
What: Using Cloud EMRs to Achieve Meaningful Use on a $0 Budget
Description: A case study of EMR implementation across the free clinics of Florida – all accomplished without incentive funding. Join us for cloud computing EMR best practices, lessons learned, and perspectives from inside the industry.
Tom Gomez, Founder & Director of Transformations at the Edge
Mr. Gomez is an entrepreneur involved in research and development of innovative products and services in ehealth, medical devices, and digital media. He is inventor, co-inventor, or principal architect of the technologies underlying his entrepreneurial ventures.
Mr. Gomez is Founder & Executive Director of Transformations at the Edge LLC (TATE). TATE brings together federated collaboratives in support of the National Health IT Agenda. TATE seeks to inform, educate, and engage healthcare ecosystem participants including but not limited to, public health leaders, health system executives, health information technology professionals, government officials, academic faculty, physicians, and patient advocates in collaborative efforts to promote, and advance initiatives in support of the National Health IT Agenda. He is Founder of the Free Clinic Research & Educational Engagement Network (FreeNet), a Practice Based Research Network he is developing in close collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network (AAFP NRN). He is the Principal Architect of “Health IT Transformations in Free Clinics” a program that is implementing “free” Electronic Health Records in Free Clinics around the country.
Mr. Gomez is a Member of the Research Steering Committee at the DARTNet Institute (DI). DI is a not-for-profit collaboration of Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN) working to build a national collection of electronic health record (EHR) data, claims data, and patient reported outcomes data. The networks seek to blend quality improvement, effectiveness and translational research with a data driven-learning system. The learning system includes advanced performance measures and assistance with the development and deployment of clinical decision support systems. Nine such networks are members of DI, representing more than 85 healthcare organizations and more than 3,000 clinicians throughout the United States.
Mr. Gomez is a member of the Board of Stewards of Open Health Tools (OHT) an organization dedicated to improving the health of people through the transformation of health information technologies (health IT). TATE serves as the Program Office for the Open Health Tools Academic Outreach Project. Mr. Gomez co-developed and leads the Open Health Tools Academic Challenge, an annual event focused on promoting the development of open source Health IT applications.
Most recently, Mr. Gomez was CEO of BrainShield Technologies, Inc., a technology holding company he founded and managed for over a decade, with interests in Ehealth and digital media. His early career spans engineering, planning, and finance in aerospace, information technology, investment banking, and financial services industries. He has had budget responsibility for over $250 million in engineering programs; managed investment portfolios totaling over $450 million for high net worth individuals and corporations, and raised over $6 million in private funding for his entrepreneurial ventures.
Mr. Gomez holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an Executive MBA from Oklahoma City University.
April Sage, CPHIMS, Director Healthcare Vertical, Online Tech
April Sage has been involved in the IT industry for over two decades, initially founding a technology vocational program. In 2000, April founded a bioinformatics company that supported biotech, pharma, and bioinformatics companies in the development of research portals, drug discovery search engines, and other software systems.
Since then, April has been involved in the development and implementation of online business plans and integrated marketing strategies across insurance, legal, entertainment, and retail industries until her current position as Director Healthcare Vertical of Online Tech.
Contact: [email protected]