|By Business Wire||
|May 8, 2014 05:20 PM EDT||
Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), the leading provider of clinical telemedicine services to hospitals, announces the added value of talent and expertise as we grow our services to meet the demands of urban and suburban facilities across the nation.
Please welcome Mitchell Rubin, MD, FAAN Chair, Neurology; Timothy Shephard, PhD, CNS, CNRN, VP Neurology Service Line; Alberto Penalver, MD, Chair, Psychiatry; Kevin Moore, MD, VP Psychiatry Service Line; William Krimsky, MD FCCP, Chair, Critical Care; Alex Nason, VP Critical Care Service Line; and Jennifer Audibert, ZMS FNP-BC, VP Cardiology Service Line.
We would like to share a brief bio of each of our talented executive team to celebrate the growth and knowledge SOC continues to capture to meet the ever changing and growing needs of telemedicine.
Mitchell Rubin, MD, FAAN
Dr. Rubin joined SOC from Capital Health in Trenton, NJ where he served as Medical Director of the Neurology Center since 2010. Prior to that he had been Medical Director of the Virtua Health System Neuroscience Program and was Director of the Stroke Units at Virtua’s four divisions. While at Virtua he pioneered Teleneurology in NJ in partnership with Brain Saving Technologies (now SOC).
While at Capital Health Dr. Rubin built a 17 Neurologist multidisciplinary Department of Neurology. He helped develop innovative programming including a first in the country dedicated Neuro ED and a first of its kind Fellowship in Neuroscience for Advance Practice nurses. Dr. Rubin has worked extensively with EMS in improving pre-hospital stroke care and is in the process of deploying “mobile stroke units”.
Dr. Rubin has been practicing Neurology in New Jersey since completing his training at Columbia University in 1985 where he served as Chief Resident. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and also attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rubin has served on NJ Governor Corzine's Commission on Rationalizing Health Care Recourses and currently serves on the NJ State Stroke Data Advisory Group. He was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology in 2009.
Timothy J. Shephard, PhD, CNS, CNRN
Vice President, Neurology Service Line
Dr. Shephard's 28 year history in health care has spanned clinical, administrative and business development roles for single facility, multi-facility systems and inter-state system program development in the neurosciences. Dr. Shephard has worked as consultant and research project director for the American Heart Association and American Academy of Neurology, and chaired state, regional and national (CDC/NINDS) health care system development programs implementing measurement & tracking methods for state health systems and using these data to support legislation to improve community health on a macro scale. Dr. Shephard completed a Bachelor’s Degree at Valparaiso University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University with a focus on clinical research in neurovascular disease. Most recently he served as Vice President of the Neuroscience Institute for Bon Secours Health System in Virginia and is also Co-Chair of the Virginia Stroke Systems Task Force.
Alberto Penalver, MD
Dr. Penalver is a board certified psychiatrist with over 20 years experience working as the Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Prior to completing his residency in psychiatry at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, he also earned his medical degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.
Kevin Moore, MD
Vice President, Psychiatry Service Line
Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy (retired)
Dr. Moore’s 26 year Naval career includes duty as Director for Managed Care, Director for Healthcare Systems, Medical Director and Director for Specialty Care at Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC, from 1998 until 2001 and as the Navy’s Specialty Leader for Psychiatry from 2001 to 2004. In 2001 as Division Surgeon, First Marine Division, he was responsible for all medical operations in support of the Ground Combat Element during the initial phases of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan, from July 2008 to July 2010, he was concurrently appointed Force Medical Officer for Commander, Naval Forces, Japan. Directly responsible for a staff of 1,000 officers, enlisted, civilian, and host nation employees, his command spanned three countries, consisting of a core facility, four branch clinics and three health annexes, and provided medical, operational and contingency support for 55,000 eligible beneficiaries while deploying in direct support of overseas contingency operations and humanitarian assistance missions around the world. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (seven awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. He was a recipient of the Braceland Award in Psychiatry in 2013.
Dr. Moore graduated magna cum laude from Western Kentucky University with concurrent Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1983. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine from University of Kentucky College of Medicine via the Health Professions Scholarship Program, then completed Categorical Internship and Psychiatry Residency at National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in 1991. During his residency, he served as Chief Resident and was appointed a Clinical Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He is board certified in general and forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has also completed the oral and written exams for the American Psychiatric Association’s Certification in Psychiatric Administration and Management. Dr. Moore is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (“DFAPA”).
William S. Krimsky, MD, FCCP
Chair, Critical Care
Dr. Krimsky works in the field of critical care and interventional chest medicine and has published several peer-reviewed articles in these areas including that of patient safety issues in the intensive care unit. He has been an invited speaker at various national meetings and is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Regarding his work in intensive care medicine, he also co-chaired the State of Maryland Patient Safety Centers ICU collaborative. Dr. Krimsky is a graduate of Middlebury College, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital Program in Internal Medicine (where he served as Chief Resident), and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine fellowship training program. Dr. Krimsky works in the field of critical care and interventional chest medicine and has published several peer-reviewed articles in these areas including that of patient safety issues in the intensive care unit. He has been an invited speaker at various national meetings and is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.
Vice President, Critical Care Service Line
Mr. Nason has more than 25 years of healthcare industry experience in research, political, clinical, academic and consulting environments. Prior to joining Specialists On Call in 2013, Mr. Nason led the telehealth programs at Johns Hopkins Medicine where he consulted on telehealth implementations and installations. Successful programs included a tele-ICU pilot, a tele-translation service, and an international tumor board and a global second opinion service. Mr. Nason successfully launched the centralized e-learning platform at Johns Hopkins Medicine to facilitate corporate training across the enterprise. When he left, the platform had over 1.4 million completions in less than 5 years.
Mr. Nason holds a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Health Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in Biology from Tulane University.
Jennifer Audibert, MS FNP-BC
Vice-President Cardiology Service Line
Ms. Audibert is a board certified family practice nurse practitioner with greater than 15 years of experience specializing in cardiology. She most recently worked at The National Institutes of Health, one of the leading medical research centers for The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) where she provided clinical and research support for many of the individual institutes, each with a specific research focus. She practiced for many years as a clinician in the private sector in the Washington, D.C. area. She received a service recognition reward for her dedication to the practice and its patients while practicing at The Cardiovascular Group, P.C. While there, she was presented with the Orloff Science Award for work on the Metabolic Effect of Germline TP53 in Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. Ms. Audibert received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Josephs College in Maine. She completed her Masters of Science degree at Russell Sage College in New York.
SOC is the nation’s most experienced and trusted provider of physician consultations via telemedicine. SOC provides over 300 hospitals nationwide with 24/7 TeleNeurology, TelePhyschiatry and TeleIntensivist services delivering highly qualified, telemedicine-experienced, board certified, fellowship trained specialty physicians. Since its inception, SOC has delivered more than 100,000 consultations improving the lives of patients and their families. SOC is the first private telemedicine company to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and it has maintained that accreditation every year since 2006.
In the 21st century, security on the Internet has become one of the most important issues. We hear more and more about cyber-attacks on the websites of large corporations, banks and even small businesses. When online we’re concerned not only for our own safety but also our privacy. We have to know that hackers usually start their preparation by investigating the private information of admins – the habits, interests, visited websites and so on. On the other hand, our own security is in danger bec...
Oct. 26, 2016 09:17 AM EDT
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, will provide economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session will also include a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
Oct. 26, 2016 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,044
DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development just a few years ago. By definition, DevOps is the natural alignment of IT performance to business profitability. The relevance of this has yet to be quantified but it has been suggested that the route to the CEO’s chair will come from the IT leaders that successfully ma...
Oct. 26, 2016 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 16,577
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
Oct. 26, 2016 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 11,516
The Internet of Things (IoT), in all its myriad manifestations, has great potential. Much of that potential comes from the evolving data management and analytic (DMA) technologies and processes that allow us to gain insight from all of the IoT data that can be generated and gathered. This potential may never be met as those data sets are tied to specific industry verticals and single markets, with no clear way to use IoT data and sensor analytics to fulfill the hype being given the IoT today.
Oct. 26, 2016 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,803
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Masters Technologies, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Eth...
Oct. 26, 2016 06:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,395
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
Oct. 26, 2016 06:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,083
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
Oct. 26, 2016 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,422
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
Oct. 26, 2016 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,886
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
Oct. 26, 2016 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,046
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and microservices. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your conta...
Oct. 26, 2016 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,552
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
Oct. 26, 2016 05:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,560
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
Oct. 26, 2016 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,047
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
Oct. 26, 2016 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,025
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will discuss how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
Oct. 26, 2016 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,000