I received a PhD in clinical psychology from Hofstra University in 1981 and was licensed the next year. I provided psychotherapy in private practice, schools and facilities to adolescents, families, and the elderly.
At the same time, I began developing a health IT system that uses spreadsheet software to grow knowledge in innovative ways. This system manages a lifetime of physical and psychological health data to increase healthcare quality and efficiency for greater value to patients.
By the mid-90s, my work led to the invention of a spreadsheet-based software framework that provides a platform for developing software programs (applications). These programs enable efficient data collection, storage and analysis, as well as secure point-to-point node networks that support widespread collaboration across organizational and international boundaries, as well as interoperability among disparate health information technology (health IT) systems. They are designed to help researchers transform patient data into evidence-based information and to deliver that information to patients and clinicians, when and where needed, for better health-related decisions and outcomes.
I am also working on the Whole Person Integrated Care (WPIC) strategy that couples a transformative healthcare delivery model focused on increasing efficiency and effectiveness through evidence-based knowledge and action supported by next-generation health IT. WPIC integrates “sick care” (treatment of health problems) with “well care” (prevention and self-management), and it addresses both physical and psychological problems affecting a people's health and wellbeing.
My other interests include understanding the mind-body connection, quantum mechanics and consciousness (e.g., what makes reality real, what's the purpose of life), the positive and negative aspects of human nature, and how to use this knowledge to evolve our species in a way that realizes more of our positive potential and extends our survival.
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