Carlos R. Villalta, M.D. worked on the subject since the first computer was developed in the 1980s
By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez
As Originally published by Mega Doctor News newsprint edition
Carlos R. Villalta, M.D., is a pediatrician with over 20 years experience in this field and was once a member of the American Medical Informatics Association. At a meeting in Washington DC in 1984-1985, a former IBM developer stood up and stated that it was good to see so many in the medical field present and interested in the technology. He went on to say that when a major medical association was approached, they showed no interest at the time and saw no future benefit. He remembers that they used to offer the computer to anyone that might have a use for it. He told Mega Doctor News, IBM representatives went to all the industries asking if they had any use for the technology, everybody said, “No.”
So they even went and visited with a major medical association and nobody had any use for the computer. Next, they asked the industry secretaries if they would use such technology and they replied, “Yes, we can type letters.”
Based on that, Dr. Villalta pointed out that the first computers manufactured came out with 64k of RAM but if people would have had the vision for its tremendous use then the first computer would have been built with 16 MEG of RAM.
Today, he is marketing his own computer software. For this purpose he formed a company called DRV Medical Systems (DRVMedSys). “It is a small software company dedicated to products specifically tailored for physicians in private practice, solo practitioners, or part of a small group,” he told Mega Doctor News.
In addition they offer inexpensive alternative software without all the ‘bells and whistles’ and extra features that are hard to use or not necessary.
Dr. Villalta said, “The design and concept of these software programs, is the vision of a physician attempting to solve real problems with innovative solutions from the ground up with capabilities to add features as the industry changes without the increased cost of other systems that are geared toward multiple varieties of settings leaving many complex problems to be solved with patches.”
Dr. Villalta, who during his medical practice worked placing the child’s health first, has applied the same dedication towards the development of this new medical software.
He said the Medical Software systems they have developed are MD Clock, MD ICD-9, MD Rx, Zip Code Locator and Area Code Locator, as well as others that are in development. The MD Clock is an easy way to keep track of employee schedules. The design is simple with the every-day user in mind. An employee simply enters his/her username and password and selects the appropriate event like: Regular Shift, Lunch/Dinner, Education, Student, Call Back or Leaves Premises
Dr. Villalta emphasizes that the software was designed simple, so anyone can use it without problems. He pointed out that with each event, the employee has the choice to select IN or OUT. By doing so, a record is created that can later be viewed, by an Administrator, in the Reports section of the program.
“The reports will calculate collected work hours and overtime based on current Labor Commission rules. A gross income report will print per pay-period for each employee with an area to write in specific deductions for your business. At this time, the system does not automatically calculate deductions,” he said.
Aside from being a user-friendly software system it is also clever because Administrators and Supervisors will have access to adding new hourly rates, as increases occur. They will also have access to creating events, when necessary, to complete a pay period. He said that in setting up a work schedule for employees, you have the option of using Weekly, Biweekly, Bimonthly, and Monthly. Before any pay-period data is closed, the Administrator/Supervisor can review the data entered by employees to ensure adherences to the assigned work schedules.
And this is when it gets very clever, “In the likelihood an employee leaves for the day and forgets to clock-out, he/she will be unable to clock-in the next day. An Administrator/Supervisor will have to manually create an event clocking-out the employee before the employee will be allowed to self clock-in for this new day,” Dr. Villalta stated.
In essence, the MD Clock is a computerized Time Card that alleviates the added expense of paper or plastic time cards and extra equipment requiring maintenance. Dr. Villalta said that the MD Clock is ideal for a small practice of a single location.
The DRV Medical Systems Team (DRVMedSysTeam) is a collaboration of three (3) programmers dedicated to fine-tuning and writing code solutions, and a dedicated physician that feels the same pain as any other physician in the medical community.
ICD-9 is the International Classification of Diseases Vol. 9, is the most comprehensive collection of diseases used in medicine today. This database of Disease and Injury classifications has been adapted throughout the years in the USA for billing Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurance agencies for over 30 years.
By September 2014, it will become obsolete making room for ICD-10. This program is provided absolutely FREE of charge, can be downloaded and installed on as many computers as you have to outfit your office; it is network ready and once installed can be used by the billing department, administrative staff, single to multiple offices, outside billing services, and hospitals.
This ICD-9 program is DOS based and does not require the use of a mouse to maneuver throughout the program. All the data that has been published in the Federal Register of Disease and Injury from 001 to 999, V-Codes V01 to V89, and E-Codes up to E-900, are available to you.
MD Rx and MD Rx Plus are subscription-based programs, which are geared to use as a personalized PDR for physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel. The program provides a small subset of the current medications datasheet where a doctor can input his or her own personal experience with the medication. At this time there are over 1,000 medications listed and more are added periodically. The main use is to locate current presentation and most major side effects, indications, and contraindications. It must be emphasized the decision to use any medications is always based on the package inserts.
About Carlos R. Villalta, M.D.
Dr. Villalta was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador in Central America and comes from a very large family, fourteen siblings of which six survived infancy.
Dr. Villalta remembers that his parents José Zenón Villalta and Carmen Rivas de Villalta taught him to be a hardworking person and appreciate the value of education.
You may contact Carlos R. Villalta, M.D., at DRV Medical Systems, P.O. Box 1632, Mission, Texas 78573-0029 and his office phone is: (210) 418-3044 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for more information:www.drvmedsys.com .MDN
About Carlos R. Villalta, M.D.
• Operated private practice for over 20 years;
• Chief Resident during 3rd year of pediatric training;
• One year as a Medical Director at two FQIC facilities in El Paso, Texas;
• Commander of Blood Collection Unit within the 44th Evacuation Hospital in El Paso, Texas;
• Current Status: Retired LTC, US Army
• Platoon Commander of medical unit during Desert Storm 1
• 20 years of service in reserve status, US Army
• Voluntary Lecturer (Off & On): Family Residence program in McAllen, Texas
• Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Student Program through University of Texas at Pan American: rotated students through my medical practice for clinical and practical education since 2000 on a voluntary basis.
• US Army Military (1985 -1989): Aided in service to troops before and after blood testing while on reserve status in El Paso, Texas; assigned to 44th Evacuation Hospital.
• Pediatric Residence: 3rd year as Chief Resident involved in teaching 2nd and 3rd year pediatric residents.
• Social Service in Mexico: Instructor in the medical school with last year students in the area of pediatric.
• Kuwait Liberation Medal/Ribbon
• Good Conduct Medal/Ribbon II
• National Defense Ribbon
• Army Service Ribbon
• South West Asia Medal/Ribbon
• Overseas Service Ribbon
• ARC Overseas Training Ribbon II
• “Best Instructor” (1978) Selected by 4th year Medical Students during Social Service