HPG® Senior Consultant - Barb

Professional Profile

Professional Highlights

  • Excellent clinical background working in a hospital setting for 15 years as a Medical Technologist; transitioning into IT including a total of 13 years of experience with Clinical Information Systems and 9 years of experience with Cerner Millennium® applications and architecture
  • Solid Project Management and Team Lead skills for major Millennium implementations across multiple institutions; responsible for end-user and super-user training, status reports, work plans, resource allocation, facilitation of issue resolution, coordination of implementation tasks, conversion readiness, conversion and post-conversion support
  • Broad Hands-on knowledge of multiple Millennium Solutions
  • Trained, designed, built, tested, converted and supported multiple clients to Millennium PathNet including a migration from Cerner Classic to Cerner Millennium

Application Expertise

  • Modules supported include Physician InBox, Clinical Reporting, Enterprise Wide Scheduling, SurgiNet, RadNet, ProFile, PathNet General Laboratory, Microbiology, Blood Bank, Outreach, Specimen Management and Transcription, Experience with RRD, PowerChart, Orders Management, Charge Services, and CORE
  • Excellent CCL Report Writer – part of a team that assisted with the design, development and validation of custom CCL reports using the AIX platform. These custom reports were launched from a variety of applications, including Discern Explorer Menu, PowerChart Task Bar Menu, PowerChart Preference Tabs(GenView), Clinical Notes and OpsView Scheduler

Previous Engagements/Related Experience

  • Experienced clinician as a Medical Technologist; excellent Senior Manager/Team Lead for Millennium implementations with a strong Hands-on attitude
  • Team Lead for Patient Care Services Team. The team consisted of 30 analysts whose primary role was to support the Cerner applications. The team was then divided into sub-groups- core technical, applications and support. The major applications installed at this client were PowerChart, PowerOrders, CPOE, Meds Integration, PharmNet, RadNet, and PowerChart Office. The client was a heavy user of PowerForms and PowerNotes and had recently developed a Meds Reconciliation Process. There were three major go lives in that year; upgrade to 2007.13, FirstNet, and INet
  • Project Manager for a major Millennium implementation across multiple institutions; responsible for status reports, work plans, resource allocation…modules supported included PathNet, Clinical Reporting, Enterprise Wide Scheduling, SurgiNet, RadNet, ProFile, Transcription and Physician InBox
  • Assisted with the redesign and standardization of manuals for standard operating procedures and training; addressed and standardized workflow design across multiple donor centers; modified manuals for functionality of new information system and standardized across 17 donor centers to remain in compliance with federal regulations
  • Assisted with the implementation of mammography module (this module included data management for follow-up procedures and the creation of layman’s letters); provided an organized, effective, and consistent methodology for troubleshooting the Cerner RadNet module to the new Radiology Project leader; provided RadNet 3.06 upgrade support. Created system test scripts and documentation of open issues; assisted with system testing and validation; provided on-site support for conversion
  • 4 years a CIS System Manager for Northeast Health system; responsible for maintaining and support of CIS system
  • 13 years as a Medical Technologist for Northeast Health system

Hands-On Consulting Skills

  • Experience with Millennium system from multiple levels: Consultant, Architect, Project Manager and Manager of Clinical Information Systems
  • Excellent understanding of Millenniums three tired client server architecture and database provided to end users via Citrix or local machine load
  • Considerable experience with process re-engineering and workflow analysis
  • Excellent presentation skills applicable to both executive level and end user audiences
  • Proven understanding of project management including current and future state analysis, database design and build, resource allocation, work/project plan creation and maintenance, testing, end-user and super-user training, conversion readiness and support
  • Extensive experience in developing unit test plans, regression test plans and full integrated product test plans