James Wee

 
Overview
James Wee has been working specifically as a healthcare IT consultant for almost two decades but he wields a full 35 years of deep experience in the industry. He has contributed to countless assignments over the years, most frequently working on EHR implementation projects at large Integrated Delivery Networks (IDN). As a consultant, James is dependable, innovative, and results-oriented. He uses his generous industry know-how to mentor those who are still learning how to navigate the healthcare IT landscape. A self-described people person, James prides himself on his superior cross-functional communication skills and aptitude for relationship building. He is most proud of the work he did as a major contributor for a highly successful EHR implementation which spanned 29 hospitals over its seven-year duration. James’ myriad professional strengths include his extensive knowledge of and experience with healthcare revenue cycle management; his ability to quickly assess business conditions and identify issues and opportunities for process improvement; and project management of large- to small-enterprise level projects in complex environments. Outside of his professional life, James enjoys spending his time volunteering at his church, going on mission trips, golfing, listening to music, and doing chores at home. James and his wife currently reside in Seattle, Washington. They are the proud parents of two daughters and one son.  
Work Summary
James is an accomplished healthcare IT professional with over three decades of rich experience driving progress in complex matrix organizations. His impressive resume summarizes experience in revenue cycle workflow optimization, project planning, system migration and modernization, EHR implementation, training, and team building, just to name a few items. His particular areas of expertise include EHR/EMR project management, change management, data analytics and migration, system integration, Enterprise Master Person/Patient Index (EMPI) or identity management, supply chain, and HL7 interface standards.  

Morteza Miraftab

 
Overview
With a background in Chemical Engineering and an MIS at the MBA level, Morteza brings a wealth of consulting experience and an unparalleled skillset to the table. As a detail-oriented Healthcare IT consultant, Morteza is self-sufficient and methodical in his strategies. He is efficient, strategic, and independent in his approach. His business background gives him a leading edge in the industry as he is able to approach each project from the viewpoint of a business owner. With over 20 years of experience, his tactics are derived from time-tested, finely tuned problem solving and extensive comprehension of the healthcare industry. He currently resides in southern California with his wife and their two children.  
Work Summary
A senior CCL Programmer, Morteza has over two decades of experience extracting data from systems for integration into another. He has written a variety of extracts and uploaded programs to capture legacy/Cerner Millennium transactions for future import into Cerner Millennium/external system databases. He has direct experience in data extraction from Cerner for upload to third-party systems for use with Cerner to Epic implementations. Morteza has performed multiple MPI cleanup projects using Cerner Millennium Core and EMPI tools, as well as CCL. With experience in Cerner Open Engine/Port ADT interface development and custom programming, he is well-versed in both outbound and inbound (ESO/ESI) transactions utilizing HL7 protocol. Morteza is proficient in MPage development as well as the Powerchart suite of products for Cerner clinical applications. Among his other skills, he has designed, built, and converted Cerner Millennium Person Management (PM), Enterprise Master Person Index (EMPI), and Charge Services applications.  

Cathleen Omodio

 
Overview
Cathleen began her career in preventive medicine as a clinical nutritionist and transitioned her career to developing one of Atlanta’s first electronic health records in the early 1990s. After completing her first 4-year project for the 1996 Olympic Games Committee, she pioneered the electronic world of barcoding in medical environments. During her tenure at Becton Dickinson, Ms. Omodio served on a team tasked with introducing positive patient ID and the 5 Rights of patient safety, to a premature market. Recruited to the Siemens EHR beta team in 2002, Ms. Omodio helped scale this technology to integrated bedside point-of-care devices and successfully contributed to the launch of three electronic service lines promoted to reduce duplicity, and mitigate medical errors related to patient identification.  
Work Summary
Over the course of her career, as a consultant and private business owner, Cathleen has served approximately > 200 healthcare institutions across North America, in EHR implementation, project management, risk management, and clinical workflow consulting to promote automated solution adoption. Her passion remains risk mitigation and leading teams to leverage ease-of-use technology to support clinicians who use technology; the health systems that adopt it; and the patients to whom it ultimately serves.

Eva Singer

         
Overview
Eva Singer has always had an affinity for healthcare. It was while studying Business Management at Salisbury University that she first began her work in the industry as a pharmacy tech. She loved the world of pharma and knew she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare but was also drawn to the business realm. Healthcare consulting was the perfect fit.   After graduation, she launched her consulting career and has been working as a healthcare consultant for over 20 years now. It wasn’t until June of 2019 that Eva brought her industry savvy to Atlanticon, and we can’t say enough how happy we are to have her on the team. Her greatest accomplishment is being chosen to relocate to London as the Project Manager for an IDX CareCast (now known as Centricity Enterprise – GE Healthcare) implementation, a gratifying project both professionally and culturally.   Eva currently resides in eastern Maryland with her boyfriend and their dog. When she’s not busy flawlessly implementing IT projects Eva enjoys boating, scuba diving, and cage diving with great white sharks.  
Work Summary
Eva is a Healthcare IT Consultant and Senior Project Manager with over 20 years of industry expertise. Her impressive resume includes experience with business and functional operations, inpatient/outpatient projects, and vendor/partner negotiation. She is highly skilled in the execution of mission-critical, high-stakes projects as well as software development and implementation. Eva’s biggest professional strengths stem from her positive disposition: her stellar communication and relationship management skills give her the ability to harmonize with any personality type, no matter now ornery (literal sharks included).        

Dave Hodges

 
Overview
Having served as a Marine Corps officer, Dave is a recognized leader and problem-solver, able to execute project technical and implementation plans at an executive level. He is also extremely efficient at completing challenging projects at a very aggressive rate. While on assignment in Alaska, for instance, Dave managed 38 active projects equal to $58 million, all uncompromisingly completed within two years’ time. Dave is passionate about working in rural community development and federal systems scenarios (i.e. hospitals at risk) and has worked for years with the Apache and Cheyenne tribes through various American Indian federal hospital facilities from Alaska to Arizona.   He has proven himself time and time again capable of integrating healthcare IT, management techniques, and project solutions with often controversial or impoverished communities. He is talented at using his distinct skill set to empower rural communities and help them achieve better health access and quality across the country. Dave is flexible and easy to work with, able to move fully into projects and teams and committed to embracing the people, learning the culture, and identifying the actual needs of the hospital he is working with. He specializes in exercising a holistic approach. You can rely on Dave to accurately assess the “bigger issues” at hand while implementing the most effective and appropriate solutions for those issues. His “not every hospital is the same” approach has served him well, enabling him to create pronounced change within his designated areas. Though based in Florida, Dave continues to immerse himself into communities that need his rare skill set, aptitude for problem-solving, and ability to implement sustainable solutions.  
Work Summary
Dave is a respected senior executive with a distinguished track record of developing and guiding IT strategic planning, as well as leading, building, and expanding successful organizations in the healthcare market. This includes serving in senior executive positions, both as a full-time team member and as a contract consultant specializing as a solution provider–resolving distressed situations and taking on the most difficult situations facing an organization. These areas encompass Information Technology operations management, project management, process change and development, business development, and service and product management functions. Dave has managed large scale projects from inception to projects that are distressed. His area of specialty has been assisting rural and community healthcare facilities in improving their information technology team from stressed break/fix shops to becoming strategic members of the organization.