uncleCare

unclecareI am uncleCare’s Program Manager. We are creating the future for the way healthcare is managed by giving patients the power to engage more easily in their own health care, and by giving doctors an easy way to make sure their instructions are accurately converted into to-do items that patients can follow reliably.

What is healthcare?

Healthcare is not a thing at all to be given, bought or sold, but an entire ecosystem with many unique moving parts that are only connected by virtue of the existence of the patients. Each patient, having individual needs, will have a landscape that suits the needs of their own health, and one that will change with time. While Americans have a need of good health, they have a right to choose the ecosystem that suits their own needs.

The larger healthcare landscape includes all goods, services, and payment mechanisms for achieving and maintaining one’s health. It includes, but is not limited to: physician offices, hospitals, labs, radiology centers, physical therapy offices, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies, and now health insurance companies, group purchasing organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, corporate healthcare systems, and combinations of insurance/PBM/pharmacy and much more. All of these entities are not necessary in each healthcare interaction for a patient. In 100 percent of interactions, insurance has inserted itself. For simpler interactions, insurance serves to keep costs hidden and high.

Health insurance was initially an inexpensive stop-gap/stop-loss measure to help individuals mitigate expensive life-threatening health risk expenses, like those caused by disease and trauma. Now, through 100 years of government intervention, law and “health policy,” health insurance has become bloated, expensive, inefficient and difficult to access and use. Health insurance has integrated itself into becoming the definition of healthcare after being advantaged by government for the last near-century. Health insurance is neither health nor healthcare, but only a third-party payment mechanism.

One who has the knowledge gained from years of providing quality home care for people of all ages and types of needs, and have you asked yourself are your local caregivers for elders the best professionals? check it to learn more and everything regarding home care assistance. A partner who has the heart of a caregiver, and the expertise of a healthcare leader. We can help. That’s what All Ways Caring is all about. Care always feels more comfortable at home. That is why our home care is always designed around an individual’s needs in their own living space. From short-term and transitional to life-long complex care, All Ways Caring ensures that individuals can continue to live independently with dignity in familiar surroundings, while receiving expert, compassionate care. From caregivers you can trust. Quality of Care Is Often Seen In Small Things:

Medication preparation and adherence monitoring
Managing daily schedules
Grocery shopping
Providing or arranging transportation
Ambulatory assistance
Housework
Laundry
Managing communications (phone, mail, etc.)

uncleCare

PokitDok

pokitdok
At PokitDok I served as the Product Manager as well as the all-around ‘glue’ keeping projects together. I began as PokitDok’s Lead Front End Developer and was then promoted to Director of Product Management to take the company through several complex transitions. Additionally, I managed the project schedule, balanced engineer workload, assisted new staff transitioning to start-up life, backed up the CEO, helped plan future product extensions, and managed changes to our existing product.

PokitDok

HighWire Press

highwire
HighWire is the electronic publisher of over 1500 scholarly publications such as Science Magazine, the British Medical Journal, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. We began as an independent startup with limited support from the University.

In the early days, there were about five of us in the group, and I designed and implemented the interface for all our scholarly publications and worked with our customers to sort out exactly what they wanted their sites to do and look like.

As my position evolved, I moved into working with our home-grown page templating language (“DTL”) to separate back-end and front-end development. I worked with the engineers to make sure this language they were creating was tailored to the work we needed to accomplish.

I then became our local expert in this proprietary language and was known as the person who could bend it to my will and solve any problems with it.

In later years as we grew towards and past 100 employees, I worked on special projects such as our early mobile interfaces, Kindle versions of our publications, and replacing our kludgy home-grown internal forum software with the industry-standard vBulletin.

HighWire Press

Portfolio

portfolio
This site is my favorite because it was my first WWW site. Back in 1994 it was cutting-edge, so don’t laugh at how dated it looks now! Portfolio was supposed to become the Gopher+ ‘paperless office’ for Stanford University, but half-way into development we realized that WWW was the future.

Portfolio

My Skillset:

product management
project management
graphic design
ui design
customizing wordpress
basic PHP
front-end web development
program management
blogging
genesis wordpress framework
thesis wordpress framework
user-generated content
forum software
community management
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