Tags: Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, Francis de Wet, Health IT
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Frans de Wet Awarded *Davis Productivity Award* March 29, 2013Posted by gonzalezloumiet in Health Care, Technology.
Tags: Davis Productivity Aware, Florida, Florida Department of Health, Frans de Wet, Health IT
We are proud to announce that our very own Frans de Wet was awarded a 2013 Davis Productivity Award for his work with the Florida Department of Health. The award program recognizes and rewards the efforts of those in state government who find ways to stretch tax dollars. The awards, some including cash payments, are made possible through the support of title sponsor Prudential. The awards were the creation of brothers J.E. Davis and A.D. Davis, co-founders of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. Florida TaxWatch, another sponsor, administers the review of nominations, which are judged by a panel of experts from government and the private sector.
Click here to see the full list of 2013 winners.
Congrats to Frans!
Über University March 12, 2013Posted by gonzalezloumiet in Data Integration, Education, Health Care, HIT, Interoperability, NHIN, open source, Technology.
Tags: Cybersecurity, Direct, Education, HealthIT, HIPAA, HITECH, Meaningful use, MU, NwHIN, PHINMS, Privacy, Security, SFTP, Tech
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We are proud to announce the launch of Über University - Your Resource for Healthcare Education.
Über University has instructors equipped and specialized to teach a wide variety of healthcare topics. These topics include:
- HL7: 2.x, 3.x Overview
- Integration Engines: Cloverleaf, Rhapsody, Mirth, EPIC Bridges
- Transport: Direct, NwHIN, PHINMS, SFTP, MoveIT
- Certification Prep: PMP, CPHIMS, Six Sigma, Cloverleaf, Mirth
- Meaningful Use: Stage 1, 2, and 3
- HIPAA Privacy: Gap Analysis, Privacy Officer, Disclosures, Human Resources, Enforcement
- HIPAA Security: Physical Security, Administrative Safeguards, Risk Analysis, Contingency Operations
- Omnibus Rule: Business Associate Responsibilities and Contracts, Notice of Privacy Practices, Policies
- OSHA: OSHA Law, Biomedical Hazards, Bloodborne Pathogens, Work Practice Controls, MSDS, Accidents and Injury
- Medical Billing: Coding, ICD 9/ICD 10, Pre-collection items, Billing Letters, Compliance
- Social Networking: Policy, Compliance, Best Practices
- System Selection: EMR, EHR, Integration Engine
- Audit Preparation: Mock Audits, Training, Policies and Forms
- Health care Professional Continuing Education
The Über University team of instructors is dedicated to your convenience, offering trainings:
- In person at our Über Offices
- Via video conference: Google+ Hangout or WebEx (with hands on labs)
- At your location
The proficient and knowledgeable professors at your disposal include:
- Julie Keefe, Esq.
- Dr. Jose Delgado
- Shane Molinari, MSc, PMP, CISSP, SSMBB
- Christopher B. Sullivan, Ph.D.
- Sai Valluripalli
- Donna Whitmore
- Linda Nelson
- John Butler
- Francis de Wet
- Jeff Couch
- Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, MBA, PMP, CPHIMS
Also, please register here for exciting news on our launch!
Gonzalez Loumiet to present at LATISM ’12 September 14, 2012Posted by gonzalezloumiet in Health Care, HIT, Stimulus Plan, Technology.
Tags: Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, Health Care, Health IT, Houston, LATISM
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Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, Managing Director and Senior Project Manager, will be moderating a health care panel at this year’s Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) Conference. The panel discussion is titled “Connecting Healthcare through Technology and Innovation’”.
The panel discussion is part of the Health Track:
Information and resource-sharing can undoubtedly make an impact in the health and quality of people’s lives within our community. This track will feature top researchers, health practitioners and organizations who will explore the key health issues faced by our community, the individual and community barriers to health education, the need for advocacy in health policy and the path to equity in health communication.
Tags: APHL, CDC, Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, HIMSS, HIMSS Latino Community, Interoperability, James St. Clair, Latino, RNR
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[ update: slides at the end of this post ]
Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, Managing Director and Senior Project Manager at Uber Operations will be presenting during the next HIMSS Latino Community webinar.
Date: Thursday, August 30
Time: Noon eastern
Guest Speaker: James St. Clair, Senior Director, Interoperability & Standards, HIMSS
Keynote Speaker: Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, MBA, PMP, CPHIMS, Senior Project Manager and Managing Director Uber Operations, LLC.
Session Title: Public Health Laboratory Interoperability Project (PHLIP) – health information exchange hub and its role in Public Health
Call Details: Contact Tammy Kwiatkoski here.
Partner Profile: Julie Meadows-Keefe July 23, 2012Posted by Caitlin Pfaff in Uncategorized.
Tags: Florida, Health Care, Health IT, HIPAA, HITECH, Julie Meadows Keefe, Law, Lawyer
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We had the opportunity to sit down with one of our consultants, Julie Meadows-Keefe. Julie provides strategic guidance to Uber Operations on HIPAA and HITECH, specifically related to data integration,privacy and information exchange.
How did you become interested in Healthcare law?
I was interested in healthcare law from the beginning. I started my law practice defending physicians in malpractice cases and the aspect of that I enjoyed was learning so much about the standards of care in medical practice. Now, having shifted over to HIPAA/HITECH compliance, what is so interesting about it now is how fast moving it is. So much change is going on in healthcare delivery systems with the recent Affordable Care Act decision and the HITECH dollars that has streamed to providers to digitize their records.. It’s moving so fast and many providers and others don’t understand how the changes apply to them. . I enjoy talking about it and educating patients and professionals.
What do you think that people should understand about the Health Care industry?
At the heart of all of it is trying to make the system more efficient for people. This includes delivering care more efficiently and effectively, providing treatments that are most likely to help, aggregating and compiling data, and facilitating communication between different healthcare providers. This will all provide better and quicker healthcare and safety for patients. In order for patients and providers to trust the technology, privacy and security have become even more crucial.
What are some skills a lawyer needs to be involved in healthcare?
A lawyer needs to be conversant with technology and its relationship to healthcare. If a lawyer wants to succeed in a healthcare practice, he or she should seek to understand legal aspects of technology and compliance. Knowing about technology in law can set you apart. It’s important for lawyers today to have an entrepreneurial spirit.
What do you think are some important entrepreneurial skills?
Think about other things to do with your degree. Market your brand. It’s important to analyze issues and be able to argue both sides. Think about the future of law. Develop your niche. Think outside the traditional box.
About Julie Meadows-Keefe
Julie Meadows-Keefe was born in Sarasota, FL and is a native Floridian. She graduated in 1990 from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, with a BA in political science. She then graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1993. Ms. Meadows-Keefe’s first position after law school graduation was defending physicians involved in medical malpractice litigation. She continued in private practice until 2001, when she joined the Florida Department of Health as Assistant General Counsel, where she headed the nursing prosecution section. She was promoted to Chief Legal Counsel in 2005 and in that capacity provided legal guidance to many divisions including the Institutional Review Board, the Office of Statewide Public Health Research, the Office of Public Health Nursing, eleven county health departments and Children’s Medical Services, the statewide managed care entity providing care to low income children with special health care needs. Since 2008, she served as the HIPAA Privacy Officer for the Florida Department of Health where she had the responsibility for coordinating and assuring HIPAA compliance for 67 county health departments and clinics. She has served on state and national Health Information technology work groups as a statewide privacy expert. She also served as the Ethics Officer and Public Records coordinator for the Department. Ms. Meadows-Keefe also performed extensive legislative analysis on bills affecting the department of health.
Julie’s current practice is with a law firm in Tallahassee where she focuses on practitioner defense and compliance issues, with a strong emphasis on HIPAA/HITECH. Julie is passionate about educating providers pro-actively to help keep them ahead of the curve in the rapidly-evolving area of health care technology, health care licensure and privacy. She is available to assist practices in reviewing their compliance policies, and providing engaging and relevant HIPAA training. With an interest and expertise in social media, Julie can also assist providers with managing their reputations online and drafting social media policies for practices. She has presented at a local, state, regional and national level on professional licensure issues, open government, privacy and health information technology.
Julie on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/julie-meadows-keefe/9/836/b1
Google+ Team Hangout July 18, 2012Posted by Caitlin Pfaff in Uncategorized.
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On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, members of the Uber Operations team participated in their very first Google+ Hangout. It was a great way for the team to learn about everything that is going on with the company and have a discussion with everyone.
Tags: Derrick Taveras, HealthCare, HealthIT, Inc., Tactical Management
We had the opportunity to speak with Derrick Taveras, CEO/Principal of Tactical Management, Inc. about the healthcare industry. Tactical Management Inc. (TMI) is a one-stop source for operations vital to successful Medicare Advantage health plans, physician practices and the vendors who serve them. TMI provides turn-key and customizable services aimed at mitigating compliance exposures while realizing accurate reimbursement in the ever-changing healthcare arena.
Where are you from?
Born and raised in NYC. My father is from the Dominican Republic and my mother is from Costa Rica.
Can you share some of your educational background and previous experience?
I completed my undergraduate degree at Alfred University in May 2000 and will be complete with my MBA from Rollins College in May 2013. My work history includes Project Manager at PECO (Philadelphia Electric Company), Project Manager at Sapient Corp, Financial Analyst at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Resp Financial Reporting and Compliance of 30 clinical practice groups and initiated Risk Adjustment Initiatives at program inception for Hospital.
Where do you see Tactical Management in the next 5-10 years?
Enjoying great success!!! Developing services and technological based initiatives helping support all public/private healthcare entities.(Medicare, Medicaid, ObamaCare) TMI, to be at the forefront of ObamaCare and all its opportunities.
What is some advice you have for young professionals entering the market?
Follow the money in healthcare, understand the life cycle of the healthcare dollar and how it evolves around the medical industry.(Medicare, Medicaid, Private) Pay attention to government announcements, opportunities arise where new regulation is implemented. Stay ahead of the curve.
For more information about Tactical Management, visit: http://tacticalminc.com/
Welcome, Sai Valluripalli! July 9, 2012Posted by Caitlin Pfaff in Uncategorized.
Tags: Florida Department of Health, Health IT, HealthCare, NwHIN, Uber Operations
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Sai is a new member of the Uber Operations Team. His background is in the NwHIN and Direct technologies and standards. He is working with Uber Operations on the Florida Department of Health – Bureau of HIV/AIDS project on the Mirth Match (EMPI) implementation, configuration and training.
When did you get into Health IT?
I have been into HealthCare since 2005. It started with United Healthcare helping them to migrate all their Health Insurance system from legacy Forte environment to more advanced systems using IBM Websphere. Since then I continued working in Health Insurance and then moved to HealthCare in 2007. In April started working on NHIN Connect programs which is a new initiation
from Federal Government.
What project are you currently working on with Uber Operations?
I am supporting the activities related to Florida Department of Health HIV/AIDS agency to setup EMPI.
Can you share with us the largest or most significant project you have been apart of?
-I am part of NHIN Connect product development team (http://www.connectopensource.org )
-I am part of Florida State Health Information Exchange (FHIE: http://www.fhin.net/ )
What have you done with NwHIN and DIRECT?
System Integration and Architecture reviews for NwHIN and NHIN Direct products.
Do you see the NwHIN happening anytime soon?
In my perspective NwHIN might take few years to happen than expected due to change in the direction of several activities happening around. Example: Change in Government, Change in technology, change in policies and procedures, change in standards. These are all very dynamic in nature. NwHIN is directly dependent on all or some of these factors.
What are your thoughts on the industry thought that DIRECT is a “temporary”
solution for health information exchange?
In my perspective NHIN Direct is only a standard and specification to consider, the reference implementations can be different and temporary. Standards/specifications are not temporary they keep evolving on day to day basis.
Where do you see health IT in 10 years?
With so much happening around the Nation on HealthCare IT. I am seeing so many organizations showing interest on participating in Health IT and provide services in and around HealthCare. Very few or seriously focused and few are just watching and waiting for opportunity. Keeping all this in mind in next 10 years Health IT improves to a scale of 6 from 1 to 10 were 1 is low and 10 is high based on the current situation.
Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet is now a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems July 6, 2012Posted by Caitlin Pfaff in EMR, Health Care, HIMSS, HIT, Technology, Uncategorized.
Tags: CDC, Certification, CPHIMS, HIMSS, HIMSS Latino Community
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We are proud to announce that Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, Senior Project Manager & Managing Director of Uber Operations, has successfully passed the Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) exam. He joins approximately 2,400 professionals worldwide who hold the credential. CPHIMS is a professional certification program for healthcare information and management systems professionals. Individuals who meet eligibility criteria and successfully complete the CPHIMS exam are designated a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS). Eduardo and Uber Operations are members of HIMSS and are heavily involved with the newly formed HIMSS Latino Community.
Eduardo shared some of his preparation tips here.