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At the IPA, I created a provider directory for use by its members and the general public with the Silverstream web application server platform. This would allow users to search for providers using several different criteria, such as specialty, gender, and zip code, also on the web.


Computer-assisted Estimator       1986

Silver Springs Development Company Cottonwood, AZ

I developed a residential construction estimating and project management application on an Apple Macintosh.  Prepared a prospectus for a 48-unit planned-area development project built by Silver Springs Development Co. Inc.  I also performed various material take-offs, labor estimates for bidding, and complete residential job costing for this builder and other general contractors.


Employment History

Independent Consultant       2000 to present

Major Projects:

(1)  Economic Development Corporation of Utah (Salt Lake City) – Technical writing and research. Wrote comprehensive industry profiles on Utah businesses. The subjects included the Biotechnology industry, the Software and Internet industry (this encompassed medical informatics), and the Manufacturing industry, which included Computer Hardware and Electronics.

(2) – Developed and promoted a business model that is based on a physician-owned eHealth services organization (eHSO). It would provide on-demand healthcare applications of every kind, including wireless web services. The eHSO will advance the adoption of emerging technologies in healthcare when a physician uses the applications in a network environment, where information can be shared between all of the participants (providers, hospitals, labs, etc.) in the continuum of care. Presented this concept to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Markle Foundation’s Connecting for Health, the eHealth Initiative, physician groups, technology vendors, and U.S. Senators who are submitting bills requiring eHealth standards. Created an online community for physicians to collaborate with each other on this topic.

(3) Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare – Worked with the editor, a physician from London, England, on a peer-reviewed, academic Journal targeted to physicians around the world. Created an online community for the international Journal readers that includes interactive discussion groups, shared files, opinion polls, a shared calendar, and other collaborative features. Premier issue was published in March 2003.

Director, Information Technology 1993 to 2000

Arizona State Physicians Association     Phoenix, AZ

I designed and implemented the first Internet and eHealth strategy for the 2,800 member Independent Physicians Association (IPA). This required building the IT infrastructure from the ground up. I purchased and installed new servers, desktop computers, and network hardware. Two mission-critical applications were purchased and installed. They were a Provider Credentialing system, and a Managed Care system. In-house applications were also completed. They consisted of claims processing, Utilization Review, and an insurance agency sales and premium billing system. An electronic debit system was created to support the insurance billing system. For the Internet, I developed the company website. I then implemented a web-based application for the Managed Care system. This would allow the physician’s office to look up eligibility, find other physicians in the network, submit referrals and receive authorizations, and see the status of their claims, all via the Web.

Microcomputer, end-user computing manager   1987 - 1992

Health Management Associates           Tempe, AZ

During school I worked as the Accounts Payable manager.  After school I worked in MIS as an assistant HP3000 computer operator.  I then became the micro-computer manager in charge of end-user hardware and software support.  I installed, programmed, and provided technical support for the following: 1) Wide-area networks in several Arizona cities and Las Vegas, 2) several laser printer networks, and 3) several office telephone systems.

About Grant Wood

Employment History
Other Experience

At the IPA, I made an agreement with a networking vendor to resell DSL connections to physician offices. I formed a technology advisory committee with Association members to help promote my Internet and eHealth strategy to the complete membership.


Assistant Process Engineer   Summer 1983

Phoenix Cement Company Clarkdale, AZ

I worked as an assistant to the Process Engineer.  I took field measurements, collected equipment data, and redesigned the kiln control room process-flow diagram. I met with graphic design firms for bids to build the flow diagram.



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