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Health IT and Accelerating Innovation

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Harvey Shuster, Osama Hashmi


John Mamon talks mPowered IT

Health IT and Accelerating Innovation

This week I sat down with experts from the healthcare IT sector.  John Mamon is the CEO of mPoweredIT, an outsourced IT company that devotes expertise to the small to mid-sized medical practice, helping them manage their computer hardware, infrastructure, and software needs for far less than it typically costs to employ someone dedicated to these functions within the practice.

John talked about how often, in an effort to save money, small practices place responsibility for managing these facets on a practice manager, a clinician within the office, or even the doctors themselves.  Clearly this can take away from the core function of the office—taking care of more patients.

He shared a number of important concerns that can expose these offices to risk such as HIPAA requirements, downtime of equipment, ACA compliance, and others.  Each of these can create significant cost or loss of productivity when small offices attempt to handle things on their own.

mPoweredIT is able to scale their services to the needs of the practice, providing the full suite of IT management or taking over particular elements on behalf of the practice.  The company also partners with several other health experts who can provide additional support in areas such as billing/revenue cycle management, EMR selection, and others, to allow their clients to maximize productivity and profitability at the same time.

John introduced us to Harvey Shuster, of Emergence, a Georgia Medical Accelerator.  Harvey, a multiple-time entrepreneur, was one of the founders of Peachtree Software among others.  He and his team work with emerging healthcare technology companies, helping them to commercialize and bring to market their devices/technologies more quickly.

Harvey brought along Osama Hashmi, CEO/Founder of VitaminC.  This company adds an additional layer of automation and engagement to EMR systems.  Their software allows providers to contact patients and encourage follow-up visits where appropriate to facilitate care/outcomes while at the same time helping the practice to maximize its potential for seeing patients in need.

VitaminC integrates well with numerous EMR systems and has proven valuable to primary care doctors and specialists such as dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and others.

Special Guests:

John Mamon, CEO/Founder, mPoweredIT  linkedin_small1  google-plus-logo-red-265px


  • Associates Degree, Information Technology, Bryant and Stratton College
  • Previous VP, Professional Services, BMC Solutions
  • Former Executive VP, CDI Managed Services

Harvey Shuster, COO, of Emergence Georgia Medical Accelerator  twitter_logo_small-e1403698475314  facebook_logo_small3


  • MBA, Finance, Drexell University LeBow College of Business
  • Bronze Star Recipient, US Army
  • Published Author
  • Co-founder, Southeast Medical Device Association

Osama Hashmi, CEO/Chief Product Officer, of VitaminC  github  linkedin_small1  twitter_logo_small-e1403698475314  facebook_logo_small3


  • Doctor of Medicine, College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University
  • Master of Public Health, University of Georgia
  • Previous Policy Director, Roosevelt Institute, University of Georgia
  • Former Research Assistant, Stanford University





AirWatch by vmware

This week on TopDocsRADIO we sat down with Paul McRae of AirWatch by vmware. Healthcare is evolving. As information technology advances and our health laws change, greater importance is being placed on electronic health records.  Today, digital data is flowing between departments in a hospital, to physician offices, to practitioners in the patients’ homes.  The result is greater efficiency in coordination of care, easier collaboration across multi-specialty teams, and an increased risk of compromise of sensitive HIPAA-protected information.

AirWatch by vmware provides technology that allows healthcare organizations to protect sensitive data across their enterprise, including mobile devices and laptops that may be in use outside the confines of the building or campus of the health company.  With their solution, the enterprise can determine whether certain data elements can be accessed by a given device (including BYOD), attachments can be included in outbound emails, and more.

If your organization is working to take advantage of the benefits of digital platforms and mobile devices then get to know AirWatch by vmware.  You’ll give your company the strengths that come with digitized information coupled with the confidence your information will meet compliance requirements and stay safe in the hands of those its meant to be seen by.

Special Guests:

Paul McRae, Director of Business Development – Healthcare Solutions, AirWatch by vmware  twitter_logo_small  youtube logo  google-plus-logo-red-265px  linkedin_small1  facebook_logo_small3

AirWatch by vmware

  • BA Economics, Cornell University
  • Board Member, Warrick Dunn
  • Presenter, Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference 2013
  • Former SCVP of Healthcare Emerging Technology, AT&T



Specialized Healthcare IT and Vascular Services

Tier3MD provides specialized IT services for medical groups.  Advanced Vascular Resources offer a full range of diagnostic vascular studies and minimally-invasive corrective procedures.

IT Services

Mike & Sheryl Cherico talk medical IT svcs and Sean Yanes discusses AVR’s benefits to patients, podiatrists, and primary care physicians.

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Healthcare IT and Vascular Services

Today we learned how Tier3MD brings over 2 decades of healthcare IT installation and management to their medical clients.  Their full suite of IT services allow medical practices to reduce cost related to IT by  as much as half or more in some situations.  Mike & Sheryl Cherico discussed how provide consultation with practices considering a new EMR to help them choose the best one suited for their particular practice.  Their technologists are also versed in HIPAA requirements so they are able to insure their clients’ data controls are compliant with regulations.

Sean Yanes of Advanced Vascular Resources shared how AVR improves outcomes among patients suffering from PAD, carotid disease, migraine headaches, and many more problems related to vascular disease.  The multi-state physician practice takes a collaborative approach to their referral partners and work to compliment rather than replace their partners’ treatment plans.  AVR’s interventional radiologist, Dr. Doug Redd has been providing a high level of vascular interventions in the Atlanta area for many years.  Additionally, he served in academic roles at Emory prior to joining AVR’s Atlanta practice.

Special Guests:

Sheryl Cherico, CEO/Founder, Tier3MD  linkedin_small1  facebook_logo_small3  twitter_logo_small

  •  Licensed IT professional with over 20 years of experience in the field with heavy focus in medical practice IT needs
  • Oversaw installations of digital cardiac lab systems in numerous high-profile health systems nationally
  • Previous IT Director for one of the Southeast’s largest cardiology groups
  • Founder of Atlanta Medical Consulting Group
  • Volunteer, Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition

Sean Yanes, Director of Sales/Marketing, Advanced Vascular Resources  linkedin_small1  facebook_logo_small3  twitter_logo_small  google-plus-logo-red-265px

  • Extensive experience in management and relationship building within the healthcare device space, particularly within wound and vascular specialties
  • Multiple award winner for individual and team sales under his management
  • Has developed numerous programs for expanding physician practice referral bases
  • Education, Marketing/Business, Spring Hill College