Prior to joining Galen, I worked for a hospital in Albany NY. I worked there for five years implementing TouchWorks EHR. I had gotten to a point in my career where I was looking for more of a challenge and wanted to focus on integration work. I had worked with Galen many times on various projects. Everyone was so eager to share their knowledge which is not something I had experienced with other companies I worked with in the past. They were professional on-site, but also knew how to lighten things up and have a little fun. When it came time for me to look for a new position, I reached out to Galen because I knew they would be a perfect fit for me professionally and culturally.
What is your role and what does it involve?
I am a senior technical consultant and my focus is on interfaces. I mainly work in ConnectR, CIE (Rhapsody), Mirth and Orion HIE. Most recently I have been working a lot with ConnectR to CIE migrations and working with a large state HIE to onboard participants.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of the job is the diversity of projects I work on so, I am always being challenged. I have been with Galen for 3 years and I don’t think I have ever done the same project twice.
Tell us about something awesome your team has accomplished lately.
In the last 6 months, we have started sending data to a large state HIE for about 75 sites using our custom extract application. This involved extracting data from the site’s EHR, performing UAT (user acceptance testing), and migrating the data to Production. It was a cross team effort that was completed in a short period of time.
What’s one thing that not a lot of people know about Galen that they should?
I am still amazed by the amount everyone supports each other. If I am ever stuck on an issue or I’m just looking for a second set of eyes on my work, there is always someone willing to help.
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