"The Orange County Business Incubator is the cooperative effort between Orange County and the business community is the kind of endeavor that Central Florida needed and it deserves support".....Orlando Sentinel, 1995
"Patrick makes learning even technical subjects interesting and fun because of his energy and enthusiasm. He's dynamic and outspoken, and he breaks down high-tech components into easy-to-understand concepts"...Damon Cox, President of Techology Partners, Orlando
"Patrick was instrumental in increasing our sales of MediSoft".....Cindy Cook, Accudata, Sunrise
Thanks for educating us on the CMS incentives for ePrescriping. By taking advantage of the incentive and understanding how to record it for credit, our office revenue will increase over $1000 per month!....Dr. Diegas, Orlando
Patrick Howard, is founder and principal consultant of WebMenders Consulting Group. Patrick has a rich history of assisting physician practices and small business, in the area of information technology. In 1995, in partnership with Bland & Associates, Inc., Patrick developed the first business incubation program in Central Florida, focusing on technology and "technology transfer" products. The Orange County Business Incubator, with Patrick as Executive Director, was one of the first successful public/partnerships in the area. With partners like SunTrust Bank, Foley & Lardner Law Firm, Patrick developed micro-loan programs, provided legal, and marketing services, and over a span of three (3) years, the incubator provided over 50 workshops and seminars on various topics, including web technologies. Patrick was a small business adviser/writer for the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida Business publication, 1997. In 1998, Patrick became President of GlobalMedia Design, and built it to the fourth largest web design firm in Central Florida, according to "The List" published by the Orlando Business Journal. Patrick has received many awards, including the 1996 Orlando Business Journal's "40 under 40" Rising Star award, and the Convention Meeting & Incentive Magazine's "Sure Speaker Award", 2001.
Health Information Consulting
For the past 9 years, Patrick has worked with industry leaders like McKesson Provider Technologies and Quest Diagnostics. Managing the Value-Added - Reseller sales channel for McKesson's Medisoft PM & EHR product, Patrick's S.W.E.E.T implementation process was starting to form. Years later, as a Technology Consultant, for Quest Diagnostics, Patrick served as a vendor agnostic consultant to Quest's Florida physician offices. Working with EHR vendors like Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, Greenway, and others, Patrick served hundreds of physicians in the State of Florida. Patrick developed the first "Stimulus Education Seminar Series", educating physicians on HITECH with the honorable Gayle Harrell, member of the ONC committee . In addition Patrick has served as adviser to many HIT initiatives in Florida, such as ePrescribeFlorida, the State of Florida, and the NorthEast Regional Health Information Organization. Patrick has been a featured speaker for medical organizations such as MGMA, MOMA, and AAPC. Patrick is now bringing the banking and healthcare community together with his Physician EHR Loan Program, or P.E.L.P.