Hello and thank you for reading my introduction.
My name is Richard Tayrien. I am a physician, boarded in Internal Medicine and practiced in Phoenix Arizona for 20 years at a teaching tertiary medical center. An interest in medical informatics in the late 90s resulted in a career change and I subsequently assumed the role of CMIO at 2 very large health systems.
I am very familiar with the pioneering work at Regenstrief Institute and the great benefits afforded to the entire field of biomedical informatics including OpenMRS. However my work has been primarily applied informatics at scale and I have been engaged with the big 3 commercial systems for the past 15 years. Starting in 2004 I led the implementation of provider facing solutions within those systems across 170 US hospitals.
That said I am passionate about open source solutions and have built a couple of multi-boot Linux workstations and servers. It is one of my Ubuntu platforms on which I have today installed a standalone demo version of OpenMRS.
I am winding down my career focusing more on volunteer work and am on the board of a NGO engaged in domestic and international disaster response and ongoing medical outreach. We frequently find ourselves in very remote locations or situations with compromised infrastructures and limited to no access to power. (Urban and rural US as well as remote locations in Nepal, Haiti, Philippines, Sri Lanka etc.) At the same time we have a desire to improve our clinical documentation for follow-up and statistical reporting. A hybrid solution with standalone dBs on mobile devices that can be synchronized across a cloud solution seems to have potential.
I am quite impressed with the quality of code and the dedication and support of the community. It is clear from the documentation and forums every one cares deeply about each others success.
As a total noob I look forward to getting to know those of you in community and I thank you in advance for your indulgence.