Mrs. Vini Ehsan is President and Founder of Arch Systems an 8(a) minority, woman-owned small business located in the historically underutilized Baltimore City, hub zone. Vini has 15+ years of experience in numerous projects at various Federal agencies. Vini holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, Master’s Certificate in Information Assurance, Master’s Degree in Computer Systems Management, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Technology Entrepreneurship (due completion in 2014). As President and CEO of Arch Systems, Vini strives hard and champions to make this business a success for each and every woman entrepreneur in the IT field, particularly minorities and disadvantaged businesses. She is an active member of the U.S Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Chapter of HIMSS and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).
Vini has provided IT expertise at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in over 20 projects in various phases of the SDLC; Enterprise Architecture, Requirements Management, Business/Systems Analysis, Technical Writing, Quality Assurance, Software Development and Testing. Vini is well respected and has worked closely with many business owners at CMS to understand their business needs and to provide excellent solutions that not only meet and exceed expectations, but to deliver on time and within budget.
Her experiences and knowledge at CMS are linked to today’s challenges of healthcare reform and quality initiatives. Additionally, her support to CMS in the business process areas of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems has made her an instrumental resource of knowledge in the areas of HL7 standards and physician quality reporting. Additionally, being an advocate of industry best practices, she strives to bring perfection to the work being performed in the IT field whether it may be planning, technical documentation, business or systems analysis and design.
Vini is currently working on health IT entrepreneurship to research, design and develop cost-effective and innovative solutions that will help overcome health delivery, performance and quality challenges. Her vision is the integration of health information in the provider community, government and public health as well as beneficiaries to improve the quality of care. Her mission is to support healthcare solutions that provide the beneficiaries, providers, and the government easy access to data and analytics that will help to lower costs, provide easy access and avoid waste, fraud and abuse.
Abdul Nissar Shaik
Mr. Abdul Nissar Shaik is a seasoned developer who has more than nine years of experience working in the private sector and federal government space. In his current role on the PQRS Data Validation Program, he is providing expert development support both from an ETL and SAS EBI perspective. In addition, he also leverages his technical experience to provide insight and technical direction regarding infrastructure and best practice architecture. Prior to his current role, Abdul was a software engineer in the private sector for a large cable company where he specialized in workforce automation by leveraging tools and technologies to create efficiencies. Abdul has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems.