Dr. Bird has a BS in a healthcare background as a former registered and licensed Occupational Therapist. In addition, he has a MS in Healthcare Administration and a PHD in Organization and Management. He has also been involved in Health Informatics since 2005. From 2005-2010, he was part of the massive Kaiser Permanente EMR implementation in Southern California. He also worked for a medium sized EMR vendor for 2 years as an implementation consultant specializing in meaningful use assessments across the country. The past several years he has created and taught numerous courses in Health Informatics and is currently the Director of the Parker MBA Program at Lake Erie College and is leading the new MBA concentration in Health Informatics there along with his wife who is a board certified nurse informaticist.