I previously worked for Allscripts and had several opportunities to collaborate with Galen on various projects. The level of skill and professionalism that I witnessed first-hand made a big impact on me. When it came time to look for a new job I had a short list of companies that I was interested in working for. I feel very fortunate that my first pick (Galen) gave me a shot.
What has been most unexpected about working here?
The love from our clients is easily the most unexpected thing I’ve experienced at Galen. This was not a given at my previous jobs as relationships between customer and vendor can be strained at times. Having the confidence of our clients when starting a new project is a wonderful thing and I believe that’s a big part of our overall success.
Can you talk about some of the unique work you’ve done with front line support?
My first assignment after joining Galen was to create a process for removing a set of patients from a robust clinical system. The task sounded straightforward at first, but became rather complex after seeing the big picture. When the project was successfully completed I had written 41,000 lines of SQL. I’m happy to say that we’ve been able to reuse that script with some minor tweaks for a few different clients.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
I’d have to say it’s the variety of projects that I’ve been involved with. I’m always being introduced to new challenges so there’s no time to get bored. Having opportunities to continue learning and growing has been very good for my confidence and overall job satisfaction.
Anything else you’d like people to know?
We all know the struggles with healthcare in the US right now. I’d like people to know that we have some very smart and dedicated people working on those problems and providing innovative solutions to assist physicians in their mission to care for patients. It feels great to be a small part of these solutions as a member of the Galen family.
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