Neil Versel is a Chicago-based freelance healthcare journalist, specializing in health information technology, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance. He edits online newsletters FierceHealthIT, FierceEMR and FierceMobileHealthcare and is a regular contributor to CMIO magazine. He has written for numerous other healthcare publications in the U.S., Canada and Europe, including Medscape’s Business of Medicine, Healthcare IT News, MD Net Guide, Inside Healthcare Computing, For The Record, Hospitals & Health Networks, Canadian Healthcare Technology and E-Health Insider. He also has been published in the Chicago Sun-Times and Red Herring. Versel blogs on health information technology at http://clinicalit.blogspot.com.
Versel won a 2006 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for a story that appeared in For The Record. For more than three years, Versel was a staff reporter at Modern Physician magazine, where he won two Crain Communications Editorial Excellence Awards. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis.
Michael Casdorph is the Director of Instructional Support & Educational Design at the Medical College of Georgia. In his current role, Michael blends his passion for technology with pedagogy, teaching and learning working closely with the VP of Information Technology, VP of Instruction, Deans and faculty in all of the professional schools. Michael has over 22 years of experience in information technology with over 14 years in education and has taught information technology courses at the university level for 9 years. He holds a B.A. from Marylhurst University in Oregon, a Masters of Education from the University of South Carolina, is working on a doctorate degree in education at Georgia Southern University and has a variety of professional certifications. While at the University of South Carolina Aiken, Michael was principal investigator and author of the Ubiquitous Campus Computing grant which was awarded $798,000 which significantly transformed USCA’s use of instructional technologies. Michael is also a member of the 2010 class of the University System of Georgia’s Executive Leadership Institute.
Loren Frant is the Head of the Health Information Products Unit at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The Health Information Products Unit is responsible for the day-to-day operations of MedlinePlus and Go Local. Ms. Frant has been with NLM since her 2004/05 Associate Fellowship. Before joining NLM, Ms. Frant honed her technical and project management skills through positions as a technical writer at an information technology consulting company, a trainer at a museum software company, and as a cataloger for a visual history archive. Ms. Frant holds a master’s in library and information science from the University of California-Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Cornell University.
As an Instructional Technical Specialist at University of Maryland Baltimore for the Dental School, Julie Gilliam spends most of her time supporting faculty, students and staff with Mediasite lecture captures, Webex, Digital Signage, Blackboard, Second Life and Macintosh related issues. She also works with faculty and staff to create learning objects to enhance learning in the online and face to face classroom environments. With her tenure at UMUC, she has invested a significant amount of her time working with virtual labs such as OPNET IT Guru and San Luis Rey Homeland security exercise. By the middle of June 2007, Julie had given 27 presentations on various topics such as OPNET IT Guru, securing campus computing, San Luis Rey, Homeland Security, WebTycho, Second Life and 411 classrooms. Julie holds a Bachelor degree in Social Work and Computer Information Science and a Masters in Computer System Management with a concentration of Applied Systems. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Communication and Design at the University of Baltimore.
Marc Laytar, a University of Maryland graduate, has been in the internet field for 15 years. Since 1999, he has been with the University of Maryland Medical Center, and is currently the Manager of Web Production for the hospital website. His responsibilities range from design, development, photography and videography. The UMMS Medical Encyclopedia iPhone App, that he created, has proven to be hugely popular. It was ranked as high as #3 on iTunes in the Medical category for several months, and has currently been downloaded more than 400,000 times by people in over 50 countries.
Dr. Wallace Marsh
Wallace Marsh is an Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Technology in Education for the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University. Dr. Marsh received his BS in Pharmacy and MS and PhD in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Texas. He further earned his MBA and MSE from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Marsh joined the faculty of Nova Southeastern University, College of Pharmacy in 1999 where he received the NSU Professor of the Year Award in 2004. He accepted a position at Shenandoah University in 2006. Dr. Marsh teaches in the research design and statistics, pharmacy management, pharmacoeconomics, and health care systems courses. He has published many articles including a series of articles dealing with comparing pharmacy reference databases for online and personal digital assistants versions.
TOPIC: HS/HSL Web App for the iPhone
SESSION: Mobile Technology @ UMB [2:15 – 3:15 p.m.]
Paula Raimondo is the Head of Liaison and Outreach Services at the Health Sciences & Human Services Library. Paula has been a medical librarian for her entire professional career and, besides her years at HSHSL, has worked in hospital libraries and special libraries. She serves on the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Institutional Review Board and is an active member of the Medical Library Association.
Dr. Steven Schwartz
Dr. Schwartz has served as the first Associate Dean for Informatics in the Office of Medical Education at the Georgetown University School of Medicine since 2009. He is an Associate Professor and former Director of Predoctoral Education in the Department of Family Medicine. He joined the faculty in 1998 and became Assistant Predoctoral Director and Clerkship Director in 1999. He remains an active teacher in all 4 years of the medical school curriculum. He has been nominated for 3 Golden Apple Teaching award nominations and won one and has been nominated for the Estelle Ramsey Mentorship award by the Georgetown University Women in Medicine. He was a leader in establishing a handheld computer (PDA) requirement in the Medical school in 2004, and has lectured nationally on the use of PDA in clinical medical practice.
Megan von Isenburg
Megan von Isenburg is Associate Director, Information Services, at Duke University Medical Center Library. In this capacity, she oversees reference and consultation services, and teaches a large number of classes for Duke Medicine students, faculty, residents and staff. She is also chair of the Technology Advisory Committee at the Library. As part of efforts to reach out to students, Megan created the Library’s first standing Student Advisory Committee this year.