About the EMR Advocate Team
President and Founder
Jim brings a unique combination of skills to the eHealth field. His direct experience encompasses both clinical and technological environments. He is an accomplished project manager in the development, implementation and certification of both EMR and Practice Management systems and has led numerous implementations in the United States and Asia. Jim presents frequently at national HIT conferences, is active on HIT blogs, and webinar presentations. Since 2006 he has worked directly with over 200 software vendors on their EHR certification products.
Director of Certification & Development
Wayne’s background in healthcare coupled with his experience in product and software development allows him to bring a high level of value to EMR Advocate’s clients. His deep knowledge of certification issues and ability to communicate directly with development teams providing the ability to successfully address the complex and changing issues surrounding the ONC EHR certification program. Wayne’s leadership in development projects and expertize in Clinical Quality Measures, PQRS, and related interoperability issues have won him praise by EMR Advocate’s clients.
Director of Education & Research
Peggy is recognized as one of the foremost experts in the complex PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System) and MIPS (Merit Based Incentive Payment System) programs. As an educator and consultant, she specializes in simplifying the processes for program compliance. Peggy creates and presents customized program educational seminars for clinical practices, healthcare organizations, and medical associations.
The EMR Advocate Team are experts in:
- Health Information Technology (HIT) adoption and implementation
- Extensive background in the training of physicians in the use of technology
- Certified Technology – direct involvement in over 200 certification projects
- Definition of Meaningful Use for Hospitals and Eligible Providers
- Subject Matter Expert to the US Federal Government: EHR Implementation and Project Management
- Regulatory compliance
- Risk analysis
- Quality Reporting requirements
- CMS EHR Incentive Audits
- Vendor relationships