Director, Office Of Telehealth
University Of Maryland Medical Center
John J. Kornak is the Director of the Office of Telehealth at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) which is part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) comprised of 12 hospitals throughout the state of Maryland. Mr. Kornak has worked at UMMC since December 2003 in several positions in Information Technology Group as Technical Liasion, Technology Assessor, and Project Manager. In his current position, Mr. Kornak provides telehealth design and support to many departments and programs throughout UMMC.
The Office of Telehealth has over 50 endpoint conference room locations and 100 mobile users utilizing the UM Video Expressway. Some of the programs that Mr. Kornak's team supports consist of Perinatal Telemedicine Outreach, Child and Adolescent Telemedicine programs for the School of Medicine, Cancer Center Outreach program, weekly grand round and tumor board sessions, provider to provider telemedicine sessions, and international telemedicine outreach (South Africa, India, and Khazakistan). Some of the new telemedicine programs that are on the horizon in 2014-2015 for UMMC's Office of Telehealth are TeleStroke, Tele-Pediatrics, and expansion of Tele-Psychiatry services into the Pediatric physician offices. Mr. Kornak has a working knowledge of telehealth grant programs and has co-written 5 telehealth grants in the past year for the Health Care Innovation Award, Patient Centered Outcome Initiative, USDA RUS Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, and a Carefirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield Telemental Program.
Mr. Kornak was a co-winner of a Verizon Wireless Foundation award to connect community physicians over video in the state of Maryland with iPads to Greenbaum Cancer Center physicians at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Mr. Kornak is an active member of the American Telemedicine Association and participates on many of the Special Interest Groups. Mr. Kornak is also a board member of the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center representing the state of Maryland. Lastly, Mr. Kornak is an active member of the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) Technology and Clinical Telemedicine Tasks force in the hopes to broaden telemedicine throughout the state of Maryland and to continue to educate those in government on the need for expansion of services throughout the state.
Education - Mr. Kornak received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Loyola University Maryland (formerly Loyola College of Maryland) and received his Masters of Science in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College in May 2013.