Engineer a strategy that transcends the technology you support. - Tim Tuohy
If it is worth doing ... it's worth doing excellently. - Tim Tuohy
"I think the single most important advancement currently occurring in the Healthcare Industry is that advancement that is occurring in Healthcare Information Technology. Until recently Healthcare IT has been focused on accuracy in billing. This is a very important part of the Healthcare Industry and I do not discount that. However, recently we are also gathering and cataloging diagnosis, treatment, procedure, and history data that will grow into the information and knowledge that will allow us (humanity) to find the root causes for such diseases as Leukemia and other cancers as well as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases. As we gather information that medical professionals and data scientists can use to find the initial indicators exponential advancements in disease eradication are possible. These diseases will be prevented and eliminated; Healthcare Information Technology is how we are going to do this. Healthcare Information Technology is contributing to the effort every day. Healthcare Information Technology Integrated Project Delivery Professionals help bring the tools into the Health Systems sooner and more effectively." Tim
After enlisting in the Air Force and scoring 95% on the mental and aptitude test, as well as easily passing the associated acceptance tests, Tim began studying at the Air Force School of Applied Sciences. (To this day - after completing many continuing education courses and many university courses - the Air Force still holds the position of "Best Technical Education" - Tim says.) Upon graduation he was assigned to the Strategic Air Command where he began working with computers in the United States Air Force in 1977. He was assigned to the Strategic Air Command (now Strategic Command), at 341st Strategic Missile Wing in Malmstrom, AFB, Montana. There, he continued his education in computer technologies learning binary, hexadecimal, and octal languages, as well as learning how to read dumps and perform other advanced diagnostic technical tasks. While in the Air Force he was appointed to Sergeant and attended Non-Commissioned Officer School, learning leadership skills that have served him throughout his entire career. He earned an honorable discharge September 11, 1981.
Over the next couple of years he worked as a programmer at a nuclear power plant for a short time during the construction phase working with the start-up team before moving back to Miami where he worked in the Office of Information Technology for the Dade County Schools.
In 1989 following the Exxon Valdez oil spill he and Mike Roberts started a company called 2eR Information Systems to solve the problem first responders experienced with communications and information processing in Alaska. Mike is a life-long friend with whom he served in the Air Force. He designed and built a self-contained mobile command post that could be airlifted into remote locations globally allowing first responders to interact with each other by programmatically connecting various radio frequencies. The command post (Mobile Ready Systems Center) also provided a telecommunications hub satellite uplink, and decision support systems functioning on DEC Stations in a Unix Environment. With the assistance of another old Air Force friend who was trained in and worked in the area of Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Recover for the Strategic Air Command 2eR Information Systems wrote an extensive book of procedures outlining preparedness and recovery operations.
After 2eR Information Systems he began working with the Jackson Health System in Miami and then at a Major Railroad in Atlanta.
Now back in South Florida he has returned to writing for fun and relaxation. He has written five books so far and all are available here on this website. His latest Healthcare Information Technology Integrated Project Delivery is a "tool box full of important tools" that can be used in a Lean Integrated Project Delivery. It is not a complete treatise on the subject matter of project management and is not intended to be. He includes a list of books and authors that have formed the reference material for this book in the "References" section at the end of the book.
He and David Rockowitz, Director, IT Project Management Office at Jackson Health System have been working together with the team of IT project managers to implement and test this methodology. The process of writing this book began in the format of Power Point training slides so we could all “get on the same page”, that Power Point Slide Set is included in the Appendices. Tim uses the APA model to reference the books, articles, web sites, and journals referenced. It is recommended to follow-through by “going deeper” and expanding your knowledge as you need it and as we all develop our skills. This book gives you the tools, so you can begin on your own course of action.
Healthcare Information Technology Integrated Project Delivery is designed to walk you through the steps quickly and easily; a sort of “Vade Mecum”. Vade mecum is Latin for “go with me.” In English it has been used since the 1600’s as a term for manuals or guidebooks sufficiently compact to be carried in a deep pocket. But from the beginning, it has also been used for such constant companions as gold, medications, and memorized gems of wisdom.
“Go with me” is very much a Lean methodology similar to the Toyota Way and therefore fits the spirit of this methodology, it is as valuable as gold, and as important as your medications.
He also published "Miami Spring - The Spear Point Murders" the story of Cameron Bachrodt who is a regular City of Miami robbery detective putting in his time and waiting for retirement. But during Calle Ocho the events that are so typical of Miami engulf him in a tide of intrigue and deception. People are being killed all around him and at first it looks like he might have gone bad. With help from FDLE Agents Randy Raikes and Catherine “Tomcat” Taylor, Cam, as he is called, follows a twisting path until he uncovers the truth. Set in real Miami locations he struggles to stop the killing before Ultra opens.
Before that he wrote "Demons and Prophets" which is a novel based on the work the two prophets of Revelations are called to do by God. It is a novel and a work of fiction but it is fun! There are demons, angels, and talking dogs. Set in the future, "Demons and Prophets" tells the story of two unlikely heroes chosen by God to do the impossible in a very short time. This was followed by "The Gospel According to Timothy" it is truly a gospel.
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Tim now works as a Project Manager at Jackson Health System in Miami and writes to fulfill his passion.