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Past Performances & Qualifications

ABT Associates, Inc and United States Agency for International Development

  

Georgian Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia (MoLHSA) Health System Strengthening Project. Developed an overarching healthcare information technology concept paper that was widely distributed and the basis for future development of a country wide Health Management Information System (HMIS).  The HMIS includes the following modules:  electronic registries of doctors, health facilities, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical products; electronic prescriptions; medical classification systems and analytic tools; and modules for financial accounting and management; immunization management; and medical mediation. These functions are entirely automated and connected to other significant databases such as vital registration, Social Service Agency and insurance databases, and civil and public registries. MD Informatics provided subject matter expertise in the areas of system requirement definition, process and policy changes necessary to optimize data capture and the use of international standards for all modules. 

Accomplishments:

The project is expanding the capacity of health insurers, improving the quality of health care providers, and strengthening the capacity of the government of Georgia to guide and monitor health reform.

In addition, the Georgian HMIS has been reviewed by many countries for adoption and/or replication and is widely recognized as a cutting edge development project and has received the following awards:  

  • Abt Associates, Inc Innovation of Year Award 2013

  • Grand prize for the best IT project at the Georgia ICT Development and Cyber-Security (GITI) Conference 

Problem Resolution:

There were many changes in the structure, priorities, and focus of the MoLHSA during the project. MD Informatics agility allowed us to be flexible and responsive and adapt quickly to the change in project direction. 

Humana Veterans Healthcare Services

Provide interim Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to coordinate with the VA CMO for all activities related to Project HERO. Develop paper and web based worksheets for VA Compensation & Pension (C & P) examinations in support of a RFP submission.  

 

Major Project Accomplishments:

Completed 58 C & P Word templates on schedule.  Developed web-based version for structured electronic data capture and reporting.

 

CMO Responsibilities included:

  1. Presenting HVHS’s Quality of Care approach to each of the 5 Veterans Integrated Health Networks (VISNs) for Project HERO

  2. Conducting quality review on clinical documents as requested by HVHS Clinical Quality Management or Customer Service.

  3. Serving as Chairperson for the Clinical Quality Review quarterly meeting and

  4. Attending Strategic planning meetings as requested by the HVHS CEO and contributing to RFP Responses

Problem Resolution:

VA Compensation & Pension Exams are outsourced and performed by many providers. Standardization of reporting and exam criteria is required.  MD Informatics utilized it’s VHA, medical and informatics backgrounds to rapidly develop a collection of exam worksheets to address this requirement.

Informatics for the Veterans Health & Benefits Administration (EDS CORP)

Provide informatics expertise on processes, technical design, user interface and development of a health information system for the Veterans Benefits Administration. The development platform is PNCS and is being used to build a comprehensive Veterans Compensation and Benefits Health information system. 

Major Project Accomplishments:

  • Worked with VA stakeholders to understand workflow, design user interfaces, author and develop 57 structured data collection templates in accordance with an aggressive project schedule. These templates have been released for use within Veterans Health Administration.

  • Recognition in “A 21st Century System for Evaluating Veterans for Disability Benefits,” the IOM report that looks at the use of online structured templates for examinations.

  • Recent VA studies cite improvements in “quality and exam turnaround” due to the electronic structured templates.

Problem Resolution:

Gaining stakeholder consensus for template design in a timely manner was challenging.  MD Informatics was able to streamline this process by utilizing their staff’s VHA, medical and informatics backgrounds.

Informatics for the Veterans Health & Benefits Administration (Systems Made Simple (SMS))

Continue work outlined in Qualification 1.3:  Provide informatics expertise on processes, technical design, user interface and development of a health information system for the Veterans Benefits Administration. The development platform is PNCS and is being used to build a comprehensive Veterans Compensation and Benefits Health information system. 

 

Major Project Accomplishments

MD Informatics was able to continue work on the VA project and transition to a new Prime Contractor with no impact on productivity.

 

Problem Resolution:

Gaining stakeholder consensus for template design in a timely manner was challenging.  MD Informatics was able to streamline this process by utilizing their staff’s VHA, medical and informatics backgrounds.

 

Informatics for the Veterans Health & Benefits Administration (A Squared Group)

VA Template (DBQ and H&PE) Medical Content Analysis, Form Development and Programming of Functional Design: Continue work outlined in Qualification 1.3:  Provide informatics expertise on processes, technical design, user interface and development of a health information system for the Veterans Benefits Administration. The development platform is PNCS and is being used to build a comprehensive Veterans Compensation and Benefits Health information system. 

Major Project Accomplishments:

MD Informatics was able to continue work on the VA project and transition to a new Prime Contractor with no impact on productivity.

 

Problem Resolution:

Gaining stakeholder consensus for template design in a timely manner was challenging.  MD Informatics was able to streamline this process by utilizing their staff’s VHA, medical and informatics backgrounds.