Dr. Philip DePalo
Chief Attending Consultologist
Dr. Philip DePalo, ScD has spent the last 15 years involved in healthcare and information technology. In 2004 he decided to merge the two disciplines in order to facilitate better healthcare for everyone involved. From when he started to use his mothers public library account and a text only view of the internet when he was 10 he has always been improving his IT skillset. After joining a volunteer fire department in Baltimore County and spending two years becoming a paramedic he continued to progress into an advanced practice paramedic with the Johns Hopkins Hospital. With his Masters work he finally had the opportunity to merge the two and never turned back. Phil became instantly involved in every possible healthcare IT organization possible, because he learned the word “student” was a free pass into opportunity. Today Phil works as a consultant with HIMSS on their interoperability showcase, participates with HL7 working groups, authors CDA profiles with the IHE and still manages to publish in academia. He is a certified Project Management Professional and works closely with Meaningful Use, EHR, interoperability and clinical workflow implementations. In addition to founding Consultology, Phil continues to be an active SCUBA and public safety diving instructor, pilot, skydiver, and active firefighter paramedic with his local volunteer fire department.
Clinical Informatics Advisor
Chad Hiner, RN, MS has spent the past 18 years working in some of the most challenging clinical environments, including: an Army Combat Support Hospital, a Bone-Marrow and Stem-Cell Transplant Unit and a Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Chad has been involved in a variety of Healthcare IT implementations and most recently worked as a Clinical Operations & Workflow Analyst for a Level-One Trauma and Academic Medical Center. Chad obtained his Master of Science, with focal area in Clinical Informatics, from the University of Washington and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seattle University. Chad is published in the American Journal of Critical Care Nursing , recently presented at the UHC Annual Conference, and participated in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase for the past five years. Chad is an expert in clinical workflow analysis and design, he has played a key role helping hospitals implement CPOE, Meaningful Use and a variety of quality improvement initiatives. When he is not working to improve clinical workflow he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hiking and fly-fishing.
Clinical Project Manager