Friday, March 19, 2010

OHIP 43 million dollar grant with shortlisted African American AEC/ICT Firm Hargrove Engineering

Governor Strickland Announces Ohio Health Information Partnership Wins $43 Million to Develop Health Information Exchange Ohio Receives Total of $72 Million in Recovery Act Grants for Health IT, Health Care Job Training

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today announced that the Ohio Health Information Partnership, the non-profit entity he designated to lead the implementation of Ohio’s health information technology efforts, competed for and won $43 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the development and implementation of a health information exchange. To read the complete release from the Governor's Office, click HERE.

Fred, Hershel and Wanda [primary team leader + members] are members of the United Methodist Church who will bring them into a demonstration as far as Hamilton County is concerned to show the church what can be done in over 10% of our 35,000 churches in the United States and 4,000 in Africa that we would connect via the Internet of today and tomorrow through being the 24th user of the Patent in a new pool established with an unlimited licensee to OHIP for the 43 million dollar grant, through the Church.

We know that the nature of health care has changed substantially since biblical times, but the importance of health care has remained the same. Consistent with the Social Principles and Book of Resolutions, the General Board of Church and Society advocates for health care as a human right that must be made available to all.

From our [Hershel + Wanda are UMC certified lay speakers] earliest days United Methodists have believed that providing health care to others is an important duty of Christians and this is our ministry. John Wesley found ways to offer medical services at no cost to the poor in London. The first Methodist Social Creed (adopted in 1908) urged working conditions to safeguard the health of workers and community.

We started in January 2007 and look to create a 10 to 1 leverage with the investors, including the federal government, who would put up 400 million dollars to our grant amount of 40 million dollars. It will take 3 million dollars to raise the money with firms as diverse as CDW to CBTS.

Through Hargrove Engineering our team is short listed. The Team mentioned in the Hargrove Engineering + Team which would leverage in application the 4.7 billion dollars in grants [75%] and loans [25%] being given away by 29 March 2010 for Broadband by the federal government. It will take the resources outlined herein to apply for this money based on my response to The Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP) in which my partners will spend over 43 million dollars regarding the implementation of an interoperable health information exchange (HIE) framework for the State of Ohio that will serve as one of 25 such centers serving 200M Ohioans with a workforce sat its people of 1 M people drawing on the 250 billion dollars in ARRA funds the administration still holds before July 4th 2010.

Our updated Request for Information (RFI) will addresses OHIP’s mission to advance the adoption, implementation and meaningful use of health IT among health care providers by facilitating and developing a statewide HIE to improve the safety , quality, accessibility, availability and efficiency of health care for citizens of Ohio.

As the state-designated entity for Ohio’s statewide health information exchange, OHIP is seeking a full service HIE solution that best fits its goals, objectives, strategies and vision as supported by Ohio Health Care Coverage and Quality Council (OHCCQC) and outlined in the reference documents included in this request.

We will develop a Updated Response to this RFI by March 29th 2010 tha6t will be carefully reviewed and a more detailed Request for Proposal (RFP). We are looking for feedback that will be received and incorporated through partnerships with Hargrove + Team. OHIP will send the RFP to selected, qualified respondents. As a part of the qualifying process, respondents may be asked to provide a demonstration of their proposed solutions.

As per a conversation between Noble Maseru , Ph.D., MPH, Cincinnati Health Commissioner and Hershel Daniels the Hargrove Team will have a deliverable to the Cincinnati Dept. of Health on Monday March 22th 2010 at their offices on 3101 Burnet Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 on the next steps and you are invited to our Facebook Cincinnati Change site to explore planning with our community reinvestment process partner Cincinnati Change.

For this project I am -

hershel daniels, junior
business development director
hargrove engineering

Subject: OHIP HIE RFI Response
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 9:57 AM

Thank you for your OHIP HIE RFI submission. Attached is a copy of the information you provided.

Please note we will notify your organization by April 2, 2010, if you have been selected to participate in a more detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Should you have any questions in the interim, please email .

Thanks again,


From: Maseru, Noble
Subject: Letter of Support
Cc: "Schlanz, Robert"
Date: Monday, March 1, 2010, 4:31 PM

March 1, 2010

Hershel Daniels, Business Development Director

Hargrove Engineering

Dear Mr. Daniels

The City of Cincinnati Health Department is supportive of your team’s proposal to go forward on the Request for Information (RFI) with the Ohio Health Information Partnership. The City of Cincinnati Health Department looks forward to your gaining approval to proceed through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to formalize our relationship.

Noble Maseru , Ph.D., MPH

Health Commissioner

3101 Burnet Ave #109

Cincinnati , OH 45229

513-357-7280 - Phone

513-357-7498 - Fax