Jaz-Michael King, Senior Director
Mr. King joined IPRO in 2001 and is responsible for health care transparency and IPRO’s e-business strategy including interactive content and community, business development and promotion. He oversees the eServices team at IPRO, where he most recently directed the production of the nation’s first publicly accessible clinician assessment portal – pao.ipro.org, and the construction of Pellucid™ – a global database of publicly reportable health care data. Other recent properties include the Illinois Hospital Report Card, the Commonwealth Fund’s WhyNotTheBest.org, as well as the New York State Department of Health Hospital Profiles Web site, the New York State Health Accountability Foundation’s Health Care Report Card and Joint Effort New York (JENY), IPRO’s 8,000 member quality improvement community of practice.
Mr. King has more than fifteen years’ experience creating rich, usable content online, he has consulted for many national Web sites including the Fairchild Publications family of Web sites and other national brands. Prior to joining IPRO Mr. King served as CEO of MerlinWeb, the Internet solutions company he founded in 1996. Mr. King has consulted on hundreds of Web sites, and is a strong proponent of open source technology in the public sector. We’re also pretty sure the picture on the left is the only one he has with him wearing a tie.
Ms. Dolan currently holds the position of Assistant Director, eServices. Ms. Dolan is responsible for performing high-level, project management for internal and external Web-based projects. She is responsible for the successful development and management of Web-based performance reporting. These include multi-state comprehensive public profiling and comparison tools for state hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies, including the Illinois Department of Public Health, the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Health Accountability Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund’s WhyNotTheBest.org site. She is also responsible for monitoring health care quality reporting legislation and activity at both the state and national level.
Prior to joining IPRO in 2005, Ms. Dolan held the positions of Lecturer in Business Information Systems in the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland, and Web Developer for a London-based cancer charity (CancerBackup).
She has a Masters in Business Studies (specialism in Management Information Systems) from the Graduate Business School, University College Dublin, along with a Graduate Diploma in Software Design & Development from National University of Ireland, Galway. She has achieved project management professional certification through the Project Management Institute.
Mr. Wu joined IPRO in 2008 as Lead Architect and is responsible for leading the overall aspects of software architecture design and implementation. His responsibilities include directing all areas of the development process, including data modeling, technology selection, architecture design and implementation.
During his tenure, he has overseen the launch of numerous web properties including WhyNotTheBest.org, the Illinois Hospital Report Card, AboutHealthSatisfaction.org 2.0 and the Clinical Data Portal (pao.ipro.org). Mr. Wu architected and directed development of CLAIRE, the IPRO reporting framework which allows for rapid implementation of public reporting websites.
Mr. Wu has a Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Dr. Rojas has over 20 years of research and quality improvement experience. She provides the IPRO and eServices team with experience and expertise in health care, policy, research and statistics. She rejoined IPRO in April 2010 after nine years at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) in NY where she held joint appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Health Policy. For the past five years, she was Director of Research at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) and an active member of the Institutional Review Board.
She has published in several health care areas with a particularly focus on disparities. Dr. Rojas is a firm believer in sharing and knowledge dissemination and continues teach and mentor graduate students, medical students, fellows and all levels of physicians on research and statistics. She has written peer reviewed manuscripts, chapters on Adolescent Health topics, developed pilot studies, and written and obtained funding for a large NIH funded study on Human Papillomavirus Infection. Working with the MSAHC leadership they obtained over 15 million dollars in funding for research and evaluation.
From 1998 to 2002 Dr. Rojas led the Data Analytic & Epidemiologic Division in Health Care Quality Improvement at IPRO. Under her direction over 20 quality improvement projects were completed and several health care tools created and disseminated across the country to help health care providers evaluate and monitor their health care performance. From 1997-1998 she was the epidemiologist for Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Manage Care Division where her work also focused on quality improvement and performance measurement.
Dr. Rojas obtained her doctorate in Community Psychology from New York University Graduate School of Art and Sciences in 1991. In 1986 she completed pre-doctoral training in epidemiology and in 1992 post-doctoral training in child psychiatry from Columbia University.
Marco Cheung, Webmaster
Marco Cheung joined IPRO in 2008 and is responsible for all the eService servers, software and hardware.
His responsibilities include daily monitoring of all Web servers and services for eServices and clients, including the comparison tools for state hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Health Accountability Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund’s WhyNotTheBest.org site.
Prior to joining IPRO, Marco spent the previous eight years working in the non-for-profit sector in the Web development departments respectively. Marco graduated from The University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in Digital Arts and Media.
Being an avid mountaineer and explorer, legend has it Marco once reset the Web server at 6000ft above the sea level while climbing Mt Washington in NH.
Joe joined IPRO in February, 2010 after spending two and a half years as a financial data analyst for Allianz Global Investors in Manhattan, NY and Bullrun Financial in Hamilton, NJ. As a member of the eServices team, he is responsible for data acquisition, transformation, and maintenance, and works closely with state hospital admissions and discharge data. He is instrumental in analyzing data that is used for various IPRO products and Web sites, including WhyNotTheBest.org, and the Illinois Hospital Report Card, while working closely with the Commonwealth Fund and maintaining IPRO’s Pellucid and Pellucid 2.0 databases.
During his time with the company, Joe has been a major contributor in the development of the Pellucid 2.0 database while performing the data acquisition and maintenance necessary for several of the eServices department’s various other projects.
Joe graduated from the College of New Jersey with a degree in Interdisciplinary Business and a focus in Marketing.
Karen serves as Project Manager for the eServices group. She performs Project Management for internal and external Web-based and data projects, including IPRO’s Clinical Data Portal (pao.ipro.org). She is also responsible for editorial services and content management for internal and external Web sites.
Prior to joining IPRO in 2008, Karen held Corporate Communications positions at several financial institutions.
She has a Psychology degree from Binghamton University.
Ike Odion joined IPRO in 2009 as a web developer and he is currently the principle developer for IPRO’s Clinical Data Portal (pao.ipro.org).
Prior to joining IPRO, Ike worked as a Web developer for Hunter College and MedNet Technologies in New York City.
Ike currently holds a B.A. in computer science and a Microsoft .Net Certification.