Webmaster Profile

Tom Nielsen, PHR4us webmaster, is a retired educator who has worked for more than 50 years in secondary, higher, medical, and life-long learning education. After retiring, he prototyped the PETStech technology. Since 2008 he has been developing and teaching classes for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Auburn University.

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Health IT-related Experience

Between 1979 and 1998, Tom was involved in numerous health IT and related education, training, and development activities.

Tom led the design, development, and management of computer-based information and training systems for continuing education (ITSCE) for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Academic Affairs  (DVA/OAA) and its seven regional medical education centers;

he was involved in the development and management of  training for the initial wave of health information system managers for the VA’s 151 medical centers; and

he created and managed  the OAA-funded PETS project, a pilot program developing and demonstrating  just-in-time performance, education, and training support (PETS) technology for staff and users of the VA’s emerging  Decentralized Hospital Computer Program (DHCP, later VistA).

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Education

  • 1958. B.S. – University of Wisconsin (Speech – Drama, Radio & Television)
  • 1963. MSEd – University of Southern California (Instructional Technology)
  • 1970. EdD – University of Southern California (Instructional Technology)

Employment

  • 1961-1967. High School Teacher – LAUSD, Los Angeles, CA (English, Drama, Play Production)
  • 1970-1972. Media Director – High Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI
  • 1972-1977. Assistant Professor – School of Education, Syracuse University (Instructional Technology)
  • 1979-1996. Associate Director, Southeastern Regional Medical Education Center (Birmingham, AL), Department of Veterans Affairs

Institute & Fellowship Awards

  • 1965. NDEA Summer Institute, University of Illinois
  • 1967-1970. Pren-Hall Fellow in Media Research & Design, University of Southern California

Funded R&D

  • Principal Investigator, Media Research (USC), NDEA Title 7
  • Co-director, Infant Education Demonstration Project (High Scope), Carnegie Foundation
  • Co-investigator, Calculators in Early Education (SU), Texas Instruments
  • Manager, EXPERSIM Demonstration Project, (SU), Ford Foundation
  • Project Manager, PETS – Performance, Education, & Training Support (DVA), DVA
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