Dr. Jose I. Delgado is the CEO and President of Taino Consultants, a healthcare consulting company assisting healthcare professionals and organizations for over 20 years. Dr. Delgado has received many accolades throughout his civilian career that places him as one of the most experienced and versatile Health Care Executives in the World.
During his professional career, he has worked for multiple hospitals, primary and specialty practices and several healthcare businesses and organizations (billing companies, ambulatory surgical centers, biomedical labs, research companies, etc.). As an entrepreneur and business professional, he has also owned various clinics, rehab and community mental health centers, information technology (IT) companies, and Management Service Organizations (MSOs).
Dr. Delgado’s IT’s experience started over 40 years ago as a programmer using machine language coding. He also spent five years in the Air Force Space and Missile program and had the opportunity to work with Hughes Aircraft as part of the team developing the United States’ Star Wars program. His IT experience continued in the private world, where under one of his own companies, he developed a document management system (DMS) that evolved into an electronic health record system. One of the peculiarities of this system is the security protocols which were developed based on the Navy’s guidelines for handling electronic top-secret documentation. The system was developed with enough versatility that the same could be adapted to vertical lines of businesses with minimum modifications.
Dr. Delgado’s performance in the Air Force led to his selection to create the contracting arm of the Air Forces’ Latin American territory, better known as USSOUTHAF. As the Air Force’s Director of contract in Latin America, Dr. Delgado was directly responsible for logistics, contingencies and special programs in a territory encompassing 25% of the World; secondary responsibility for the rest of the world. On a daily basis, he handled programs worth millions of dollars in multiple countries. He also coordinated the logistics to build clinics and support operations in remote areas of the world.
His grasp of the current healthcare compliance requirements in the United States led him to create the protocols and content (policies, forms, schedule of events and training) of EPI’s Compliance system. He also developed a HIPAA Security Officer Certification program, a HIPAA Security Business Certification program and a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment template for Covered Entities and Business Associates. Dr. Delgado’s HITECH knowledge and experience has made him the “go to” person for cases involving Healthcare Providers and Organizations. Dr. Delgado’s fearless attitude and commitment to his clients has resulted in elevation and resolution of cases at the Medicare’s offices in Washington level. In each case, Dr. Delgado was able to obtain a decision in favor of his clients.
Under the banner of Taino Consultants, Dr. Delgado has assisted with the opening of multiple health care businesses. Dr. Delgado’s teams also assist with efficiencies, compliance, marketing, operations, licensing and certification of healthcare businesses and professionals. Under Dr. Delgado’s leadership, Taino Consultants Inc. was certified as a Minority Veteran owned Federal contractor. The significance of these certifications cannot be overlooked, as the same has resulted in Taino Consultants and Dr. Delgado being a go-to resource for Federal Organizations such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the United States Veteran of Department Affairs.