To obtain a position to promote the highest standards of safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness in healthcare to benefit patient care using information technology


2004-present                         Riddle Memorial Hospital                           Media, PA
Nursing Informatics Analyst
Trained Physicians for CPOE and Powernote use
Implemented Medication Scanning
Increased PA Elderly Immunization Act compliance from 47% to 74% in first two weeks of computerized implementation using rules with EKM editor
Developed reports to improve compliance with restraint usage, Adverse Drug Reaction triggers, medication reconciliation, and other patient safety goals using reports from Visual Explorer
Developed, implemented, and maintained Electronic Medical Record
 2000-2004                               Riddle Memorial Hospital                         Media, PA
Registered Nurse
Medical Surgical Specialty
 1993-2000                               Fair Acres Geriatric Center                      Lima, PA
Registered Nurse
Staff Nurse from 1997-2000
Nursing Assistant 1993-1997


2005                                        Temple University                         Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science, Information Science and Technology- May 2005
Maintained > 3.5 GPA in major
1996                                        Delaware County Community College       Media, PA
Associates Degree, Nursing
1991                                        Delaware County Community College       Media, PA
Associates Degree, Business Administration


Family, computers, patient advocacy.
Cerner ExperienceWorked with the Accelerated Solutions Center (ASC) 9 weeks building/training in Kansas City, MO for intense data collection from nursing, respiratory, PT/OT, speech/audio, nutrition, to create task types, activity types, orderables. After that, I have become proficient working with the following tools:

DCP tools- Documentation Management

  • Alternate task selection to create custom ad hoc folders based on position
  • DTA wizard/Nomenclature tool to create custom fields for use on Powerforms
  • Order Task Tool to link Orders/Tasks/Powerforms together
  • Patient Access List Tool to create user-friendly custom PALs per position.
  • Powerforms to create custom Powerforms that can:
    • route to clinical notes if desired
    • drop charges (alpha billing)
    • work with the EKM editor to fire an order based on documentation
  • Task list view tool to determine what task types are displayed on the Task Lists per position
  • Customized Housewide Discharge Template

DCP tools- Order Management

  • Careset tool to create groupings of orders
  • Order Catalog tool to create new orders, nurse preps
  • Order entry Formats to customize order entry
  • Order Sentence tool to default common entries within the order entry format

DCP tools- Powerchart Foundations

  • Preference Maintenance tool to customize Powerchart functionality to each position
  • Privileges Tool to customize Powerchart functionality to each position
  • Reference Text tool to attach nurse preps/education/policy to individual fields within a powerform

EKM Editor- Rules

  • Dynamically and automatically place/discontinue an order based on conditions of Powerchart.

Visual Explorer (reports)

  • Create simple reports for basic statistical data collection, quality assurance.