I have a college friend who won a battle with cancer and attributes the victory to patient education and engagement. A server at my favorite restaurant switched insurance plans and was concerned about finding a new provider. My father and I navigate his patient portal together to review his upcoming appointments and medication lists. These are but a few of the experiences that marry my career and my personal life. Being able to apply my work experience to people I care about keeps me excited about my role in the evolution of healthcare.
Fred’s experience as a healthcare IT professional has made him a valuable resource for information system implementations and the development of strategic plans for system integration. In leading multifunctional teams through all phases of implementation – from system selection to program optimization and evaluation – Fred has displayed the ability to manage operational, clinical, and regulatory factors that are vital when discussing the value and future of health information systems. He excels at coaching clients through successful operational transformations and system-wide implementations.
Prior to joining ECG, Fred managed implementation teams for one of Cerner’s interoperability products. In this role, he worked closely with health system leadership to assess the functionality of health information exchanges and patient portals intended to meet goals related to health IT incentives, medical community integration, and patient engagement. As a Senior Project Manager at Primary Care Development Corporation, Fred led regional coalitions through the training of more than 200 providers on the integration of patient-centered medical home topics and health IT systems. These engagements resulted in a number of community health organizations transforming into accredited medical homes and adopters of the chronic care model.