Healthereum would like to welcome Michael Franks, MD and Lee Holmes.
Dr. Franks is a clinical Urologist who works at Virginia Urology, a progressive, quality-driven large group (LUGPA) practice in Richmond, Virginia where he focuses on prostate cancer care and robotic surgery. His medical degree was at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, with additional training for Surgery and Urology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Oncologic training by fellowship was at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, with additional research focus of pharmacogenomics. Dr. Franks has 19 publications in his field , and actively presents data at peer-reviewed meetings in new technologies, including robotic surgery quality outcomes, and adoption of MRI-guided prostate fusion biopsy into clinical practice. He participated in the American Urologic Association Quality Improvement Summit & Workgroup 2014 on infectious complications of transrectal prostate guided biopsy in effort to provide education around issues related to quality improvement and patient safety. Currently, he works at Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Midlothian, Va for the past 11 years, where he has served on cancer care committees at Virginia Urology and hospital settings. As a prior Board Member of the Virginia Quality Care program, which is Virginia’s first clinical integration network, he understands the process of patient surveys, hospital ratings, and the need for continuous improvement in a healthcare organization. He assisted in implementation and review of PQRS metrics for early performance models. As Dr. Franks saw first-hand, patients continue to benefit from this active partnership that supports coordinated quality care via evidence-based models. As advanced analytics and data acquisition become more influential in healthcare, he understands that purposeful analysis is necessary to direct future goals and successes. He believes that opportunities for growth are abundant in all aspects of the healthcare matrix. In addition to spending time with his wife and two boys, Michael enjoys tennis, golf, and travel.
Lee Holmes has a passion for interfaces and how internet connected systems effect human behavior, relationships and life experiences. Lee Holmes is honored to join the team at Healthereum. For the past two decades, Holmes has been at the bleeding edge of experience and immersive design for web, mobile and head mounted displays. Holmes is also an active member of the cryptocurrency space. “I like taking complex ideas and applying my three guiding design principles; keep it simple, intuitive and beautiful. At Healthereum, I look forward to the design challenges waiting as our team brings blockchain technology into the healthcare arena.”