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Interoperability Specialist Resume

Austin, TX

SUMMARY

  • Detailed working knowledge and hands - on experience with HL7 interface technical/business analysis and development of various interfaces including ADT, ORU, ORM, OML, DFT, MDM etc.
  • Experience in HL7 analysis and integration for vs2.3.1, 2.5.1, 2.7 messaging, integration, structure and content analysis, validation and testing. Help improve quality of HL7 messages and adherence to HL7 standards and CDC Implementation Guide
  • Experience in LOINC, SNOMED, injury severity score (ISS), CPT, ICD-9, ICD-10 validation and testing.
  • Experience in EHR implementation and go-live support for Epic ambulatory, Cerner Modules, All scripts and system analysis. Excellent understanding of relational database concepts, constraints, referential integrity and normalization
  • Responsible for managing project activities with a $1 million budget with a 1 yr 2 months planned duration
  • Experience creating Project Management documents like the Project Charter, SOW, and Project plan
  • Experience using Ms Project to create the WBS and manage project activities to meet timelines with the Sr Project Manager
  • Experience working directly with multiple Vendors, multiple Lines of Business on client side to deliver while assisting the PMO
  • Experience in extracting, transforming and loading of data from various sources like oledb, excel, XML and .csv files.
  • Excellence in writing queries involving multiple tables, joins and queries to delete duplicates
  • Hands on experience in designing different types of reports: tabular, funnel, charts, gauges etc.
  • Expertise in preparing graphical depictions of Use Cases, Business process diagrams, Use Case Diagrams, State Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Component Based Diagrams, and Collateral Diagrams and creation of technical design (UI screen) using Microsoft Visio.
  • Experience gathering user requirements for new reports through JAD/JAR sessions, which eliminated duplicate and obsolete data and provided a uniform reporting environment across the multiple trading desks.
  • Assisting to develop the Test Plan, Test Cases and Test Scenarios to be used in testing based on Business Requirements, technical specifications and/or product knowledge.
  • Expertise Providing implementation assessment, strategy, and mentoring services for Rational Rose, UML and RUP.
  • Developed and maintained the project plan using MS Project and Designed and implemented SQL queries for QA testing.
  • Experience Conducting User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and prepared user manual and performed user acceptance testing.
  • Extensive experience working with RDBMS such as Oracle, IBM DB2, SQL Server and creating queries using SQL.
  • Experience working on Meaningful Use stage 1 and stage 2 requirements, CCDA guidelines and documents (CCD).
  • Strong Familiarity with healthcare IT standards such as HIPAA, HL7, ICD-9/ICD-10, LOINC, DICOM, X12 etc.
  • Experience interacting with Business users and SME's providing recommendations to resolve issues for various business and technical groups and defining strategic solutions to business problems in a multiple project environment.
  • Expertise in creating test plans test cases and executing them using HP ALM QC and validation of HL7 messages.
  • Experience working with HL7 version 2.x, 3.x, and FHIR, EDIFACT, ANSI X12, XML Schemas etc.
  • Hands on experience with various query and programming languages including SQL, ESQL, Java and JavaScript.
  • Hands on experience with integration engines such as Corepoint, Mirth Connect, Infor Cloverleaf and WMB.
  • Thorough knowledge of all phases of Soft Ware Development Life Cycle (SDLC), agile methodology, quality procedures and standards while executing projects.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Interoperability Specialist

Confidential, AUSTIN, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the accuracy and validity of ELR and public health case data and how it is received and imported into NEDSS and facilitates appropriate changes.
  • Create LOINC/SNOMED Vocabulary Mapping based on Texas Reportable Conditions.
  • Participate in testing of Orion Rhapsody Route to receive and process HL7 ORU R01 Version 2.5.1 messages to NEDSS.
  • Manage and implement various projects, assuming Project Management roles simultaneously for different solutions.
  • Assess and Evaluate client requirements against scope of project, and manage project plan and schedules(WBS).
  • Work closely with development team members to manage, delegate, and prioritize tasks and assignments.
  • Develops and implements HL7 data within the scope of NEDSS architectural standards.
  • Oversees the technical characteristics of data interoperability according to NEDSS, DSHS and national standards
  • Prepares technical reports and presents briefings on Meaningful Use progress.
  • Provides consultation on development of interoperability of other data collection systems with NEDSS.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and technical assistance to NEDSS users and relevant personnel in other Dept. programs, local health departments, and health care facilities.
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and prepares material in response to requests for program information and reports.
  • Trains and educates program staff about HL7 and MU concepts and standards.
  • Creates user guides and provides user training for proper and effective utilization of HL7 and ELR.
  • Experience in statistical modeling, data mining and business intelligence with SAS.
  • Working with developers to translate requirements in to functional and technical design documents and follow established waterfall/Agile SDLC processes for testing and implementation.
  • Was responsible for data mapping of HL7 messages into relational database.
  • Monitored contracts and payments and worked with the Billing, Claims, Benefits and Authorization departments and the Managed Care companies to resolve differences and ensure correct reimbursement.
  • Participate in providing implementation assessment for Rational Requisite Pro, Rational Clear Quest using Unified Modelling Language (UML) and Rational Unified Process (RUP).
  • Develop Use Cases, Sequence Diagrams, Activity Diagrams and Class Diagrams.
  • Facilitate Joint Application Development (JAD) Sessions for communicating and managing expectations and to gather the Business requirement.
  • Design Activity, Sequence and process flow diagrams using MS Visio to simplify and elaborated certain selections and filter conditions.
  • Work closely with QA and Developer Team to understand a Business Requirement Document.
  • Perform Gap Analysis to identify the deficiencies of the current system and to identify the requirements for the change in the proposed system.
  • Document Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) for traceability of requirements.

Clinical Informatics Analyst

Confidential, HOUSTON TX

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in the application of Epic lab. Interface specifications to build the interface between Epic, Lab Corp and Quest laboratories.
  • Monitor and Analyze Epic Medical/Revenue Cycle (Financial), HIM (Health Information Management), Cadence, Radiant and HB (Healthcare Billing) workflow process information.
  • Served as the Customer Relationship Manager for Human Resources and worked with them to create a 5-year technology plan. I also managed all Human Resources projects during this tenure.
  • Worked closely with Business Owners and Stakeholders to outline Business Requirements.
  • Involved in all the phases of SDLC of the project. Conducted requirement gathering and analysis, verified requirements with business areas and acted as the primary liaison between the business area and the development team. Involved in developing class and behaviour diagrams.
  • Gathered legacy business requirements by shadowing Customer Service Representatives (CSRs), Customer Relationship Representatives (CRRs), preparing questionnaires, to identify limitations in the current system and GAPS in the proposed system.
  • Analyzed results and EDI ANSI X12 file mapping and reported on standard analysis spread-sheet. Performed requirements gathering process in iterative approach using RUP methodology.
  • Used Rational Rose for creating the Use Cases Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Class Diagrams, and Sequence Diagrams etc.
  • Defined and documented business and system processes and communicated with the development team and participated in Business Process Reengineering to improve the efficiency of the underlying process.
  • Created Mapping Documents, Report Mock-ups and modified existing report mock-ups and finalized for development and created SSIS process design architecting the flow of data from various sources to target.
  • Created Business Requirement Document (BRD), Functional Requirement Specification (FRS) document, User Requirement Specification (URS) and Change Request (CR) document for system application development.
  • Gathered requirements, organized team meetings requirements from business users such as insurance policy managers, generated business process models, & use-case models, and created business requirements document (BRD) & functional requirements document (FRD).
  • Core responsibility involved complete manually testing of the User Acceptance Test (UAT) and use Cases and other Process Flow Models were designed using Visio and Rational Rose.
  • Prepared the functional test cases and performed the functional testing of the application using mock and live data at the back end.
  • Coordinated various kinds of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) including regression testing, system testing, integration testing, functional testing, alpha & beta testing.
  • Authored test plans, test cases for various test scenarios and helped testing team to better understand the test scripts.

CDC/CSTE Applied Public Health Informatics Fellow

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Led and managed a project involving the development of an Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) Test plan for HL7 using different disease scenarios to enhance the ability of a public health agency to test ELR HL7 vs.2.5.1 message sender’s ability to handle different disease case scenarios.
  • Worked on Meaningful use (MU) stage 2 deliverables like Patient Portal, CDA and CCDA implementations.
  • Participated in a project to Increase on-boarding capacity process for HL7 ELR and Test Order Entry reporting (TOR) from hospitals to public health departments for meaningful use.
  • Conducted comprehensive and in-depth HL7 message analysis and testing, validating structure and content of HL7 messages, comprehensive analysis of LOINC and SNOMED vocabulary codes and validation, conducting parallel testing and validation in NEDSS.
  • Worked on analysis and development of new interfaces for HL7 ADT, Orders (ORM), and Results (ORU) and charges (DFT).
  • Participate in the analysis of EDI engine (Rhapsody) rules and issues with the IT for processing HL7 messages received from Health providers and laboratories.
  • Contribute to all aspects of the application lifecycle including implementation planning, design, building, testing, maintenance, and support.
  • Was responsible for Performing and participate in unit testing, system testing and Integration testing with the help of Application teams.
  • Designed the framework and developed the guidance documents for Syndromic Surveillance (SS) messaging & Cancer registry on-boarding to enhance data exchange between Healthcare providers and TN public health agency.
  • Participated in the development and maintenance of SS trading partner on- boarding processes including SS HL7- ADT message testing, vocabulary validation, parallel validation, and necessary documentation.
  • Participate in providing informatics support to various communicable disease programs in the Health Dept.
  • Participated in managing, monitoring, supporting, testing and troubleshooting HL7 vs 2.5.1, 2.7. structure, content and validation of test messages sent by various hospitals and Laboratories to ensure data quality.
  • Collaborate with the TN IT programmers and system administrators to ensure interoperability requirements are executed and to help operationalize the Direct Secure e-mail and Web services transport mechanisms for HL7 messages.
  • Designed and created prototypes of reporting tools for data validation and verification initiatives using macros in Ms Excel and used Test Director which is a Mercury tool to help manage defects and issues log during the testing phase.
  • Participate in the development of a new automated Lab. System configuration for VECINO
  • Participate in building the various Orders(LQL), procedures(EAP), codes and Ask-Order Entries into the Epic ambulatory application.
  • Assisted in the User Acceptance Testing of the various orders and procedure build across the interface.

Program Specialist

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed registry software functioning on an ongoing basis and recommends and coordinates activities with IT to produce a more effective program.
  • Provided Subject Matter Expert assistance regarding complex EMS/Trauma Registry Software system issues to DSHS employees, contractors, and stakeholders.
  • Involved in various phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of the application like Requirement gathering, Design, Analysis and Code development.
  • Collaborating with application analysts, vendors, business owners to define interface specifications and implementing interfaces to meet requirements and achieve operational stability.
  • Created functional requirements as per the requirements of the clients and worked with technical team on requirements review and preparing technical specifications.
  • Performed gap analysis on the requirements and filed by field
  • Analyzed customer requirements, formulated solutions, and worked with other teams to successfully drive to closure solutions for customers.
  • Built net new HL7 interfaces between the minute clinic applications and the hospital or provider EMR applications (EPIC, Meditech etc.).
  • Ensured all the clinical work flows have the correct identifier and formats (MRN, Account number and EMPI), to make current and future integration robust.
  • Worked on centralized HIEs by creating interfaces to send data to the main HIE application (repository) to ensure that patient information is accessible to authorized providers.
  • Developed registry software system enhancements, report enhancements to IT, and coordinated upgrades and the progress of enhancement implementation.
  • Provided end-user support and training for ICD-9, ICD-10 Coding, SNOMED coding questions and injury scoring using the abbreviated injury scale (AIS) and the injury severity score (ISS).
  • Routinely conducted gap analysis and mapping from the legacy system to MAVEN application.
  • Participated in the development of program rules, and assists in the process for documenting policies and procedures.
  • Helped with maintenance of technical, functional, operational documentation for existing applications.
  • Helped in resolving issues and providing technical and business solutions.
  • Helped with the Installation, upgrading, installation of fix packs, monitoring setup.
  • Extensively used ESQL and JavaScript to create codes for performing mapping procedures and message transformation.
  • Created and establishing database connections, creating translation tables and developing ESQL code to execute stored procedures, to get information from DB2 database tables.
  • Worked collaboratively with various teams including offshore teams to successfully deliver and implement interfaces.

Interoperability Specialist & Trainer

Confidential, ATLANTA, GA

Responsibilities:

  • Developed curriculum, Instructed and evaluated students of nationally accredited Electronic Health Records & Informatics Specialist Certification Program. (Online and On-ground classroom) using Practice Fusion and PHICON-MD EMR.
  • Conducted training for physician in assigned hospital sites in Practice Fusion EMR, Phicon EMR and Epic Care Inpatient and ambulatory, Allscripts mostly elbow to elbow and classroom. Incorporate training techniques that enhance understanding and retention of clinical information systems content and skills.
  • Participated in the development of workflow analyses and progress reporting to management stakeholders.
  • Involved in the development and building application templates for the EMR software PHICON -MD.
  • Participated and supports go-live and optimization activities at assigned sites, including support of new clinics, and training go-live support for new providers joining existing EMR site.
  • Representing the integration team during kick off meetings for various interface implementation projects.
  • Working with Business and Application analysts to gather and analyze vendor/application requirements, performing gap analysis and creating specification documents that match the requirements.
  • Involved in various phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Developing and monitored interfaces using Cloverleaf Integration Services (CIS), Cloverleaf Secure Courier (CSC) and Cloverleaf Global Monitor.
  • Developed interface front end and back end by creating and routing various threads and stabling connection such as TCP/IP for real-time transfer of data.
  • Used agile and waterfall SDLC methodologies for the development and implementation of interfaces.
  • Created current state and future state Visio and flow diagrams to enable the project team analyze and make relevant projections and decisions.
  • Created interface message flows for message processing and HL7 message sets as well as non-HL7 message sets on broker toolkit.
  • Performed message mapping and transformation by writing ESQL codes in the esql file of the message flows in compute node.
  • Created broker archive files for deploying the message flows and other artifacts to various execution groups in the broker runtime environment.
  • Deployed interfaces to various servers for testing, staging and production environments.
  • Used WinSCP to access servers and create, view, delete and edit files, folders and directories.
  • Generated and configured adapter xml files for establishing connectivity between the engine and the end point applications.

Healthcare Integration Developer

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Documented process flows and updated existing documentation and maintained versioning on all codes and documents.
  • Participated in training on new or updated process flows, tools and applications as well as training of new employees.
  • Worked on migration projects from legacy systems to new systems including integration engines and EMR applications.
  • Performed peer review on other interfaces and provided input on process improvements.
  • Used SharePoint to store and share documents as well as provided user permissions for viewing, reading, and editing the documents.
  • Participated in weekly status meetings to provide updates on project status and progress.
  • Facilitated and performed validations, error resolution and decision making to complete or support business processing requirements.
  • Created change request tickets for defect documentation and tracking and ensuring that changes are made and implemented through proper procedure.
  • Provided support during testing, go-live and post-go live.
  • Worked in a diverse team environment that facilitated efficiency in project delivery and success.
  • Performed gap analysis on the requirements and filed by field
  • Analyzed customer requirements, formulated solutions, and worked with other teams to successfully drive to closure solutions for customers.
  • Built new HL7 interfaces between the minute clinic applications and the hospital or provider EMR applications (EPIC, Meditech etc.).
  • Helped with the migration from MIRTH Connect to IBM Integration bus while simultaneously providing HL7 and interface-related knowledge, business and technical support for all interfaces across the organization
  • Helped in Defining and planning the project scope with the management and vendor/client teams and setting project deadlines.
  • Participated in Requirement gathering and analysis by directly interacting with the client/ vendor team in order to fully understand their needs and expectations.
  • Performed Gap Analysis on vendor requirements for creating new interfaces and enhancing existing interfaces.
  • Was in charge of leading meetings to create and get approval for specification documents from various teams involved in the project.
  • Helped in designing and developing WMB Message flows, Message sets and MQ queues for various interfaces.
  • Participated in Implementing Real-time & Batch interfaces using Mirth Connect and WMB, performing mapping, transformations and testing.

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