Scott Coplan, PMP,is a project manager, an educator, author, and speaker on project management best practices. He is the founder and president of COPLAN AND COMPANY, a system acquisition project management software and services consulting firm with offices in Seattle and Louisiana. Scott helped Milwaukee Childrenï¿½s Hospital build their HMO and managed the implementation of 15 HIT applications across three Los Angeles County, California hospitals. He also holds a faculty position at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he teaches project management for health care information technology.David Masuda, M.D. (Seattle, WA), a physician and educator, developed and delivered courses in clinical care and applied clinical informatics in Certificate, Masters, and Doctoral Programs in health administration, medicine, and nursing during the past 10 years. He continues to develop distance-learning approaches to higher education.