From the Pleistocene to the future in healthcare IT

Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

ISSN: 2157-7420

Open Access

From the Pleistocene to the future in healthcare IT

Health Informatics & Technology Conference

October 20-22, 2014 Double Tree by Hilton Baltimore - BWI Airport, USA

R Scott Graham

Keynote: J Health Med Informat

Abstract :

Growth in the utilization of information technology in the healthcare industry has mimicked the trajectory of growth in IT in all aspects of our society. The speaker will take the audience through a historical tour of the use of technology in the industry, including some of the latest technological advances in use now. He will sprinkle in personal anecdotes of his own growth in the use of informatics in the healthcare arena. Finally, the speaker will open up the curtain to his view of the future and what might lie ahead for practitioners and patients. Think Mr. Peabody and Sherman in scrubs.

Biography :

R Scott Graham, MBA, CBHE has a long history of involvement in social causes. In 1977 he became Executive Director of Boley Manor, at that time a psychiatric halfway house, in St. Petersburg, Florida. He expanded the operations of Boley to provide a complete array of community supports for people with psychiatric disabilities. In 1983 Mr. Graham was named Chief Executive Officer of ReVisions, Inc. in Catonsville, Maryland. Mr. Graham was the founding CEO of the organization and built the organization from a starting budget of $50,000 to revenues over $9 million a year. ReVisions was one of the first behavioral health providers in the state to implement an electronic medical records and make use of handhelds to operate the system. In April of 2004, Mr. Graham was appointed the CEO of Family Service Foundation, headquartered in Landover Hills, and accounted for a cash turnaround of $700,000 during his tenure there. After a year?s service as CEO at Valley HealthCare Center in Morgantown, WV, Mr. Graham joined Criterion Healthcare, Inc., a nationally renowned healthcare consulting firm. He has served as the Director of Quality Improvement for Riverside Health, Inc., a start-up, Medicaid Managed Care company in Maryland and has been affiliated with PowderHorn Consulting since 2013, helping organizations become CARF accredited. Mr. Graham has authored numerous articles and book chapters ranging in content from vocational rehabilitation services for people with psychiatric disabilities to marketing in a non-profit setting. He has presented at dozens of conferences on a wide variety of themes. He is a co-author of a recently released management book, The No Money Manager and the author of Principled Leadership: A Training Guide. Mr. Graham has served as President of the Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland and of the International Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, now known as the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. He has served as a CARF surveyor for over 13 years. Mr. Graham has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and an MBA from the University of Baltimore.

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