Hi! Thanks for dropping by.
My education and experience encompass both veterinary and human medicine. I worked as a veterinary assistant throughout middle school, high school, and college. I hold a BS in Microbiology from Eastern Kentucky University and a PhD in Health Informatics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Health Information Sciences. I am also a medical technologist (medical laboratory scientist) credentialed by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and I worked in the MD Anderson Cancer Center's veterinary medicine section. I became interested in informatics when I was working in the laboratory at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, where I became the laboratory information systems supervisor responsible for implementing St. Luke's first laboratory computer system. I have 15 years of experience working with laboratory information systems, both as a supervisor or project manager in hospitals and as a technical analyst/project manager/technical writer for various vendors, including CHC, ADAC HealthCare Information Systems, TripleG Corporation, Cerner, and GE Medical Systems. I am also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).
I am interested in the implementation and use of electronic medical records in both human and veterinary practices. I am also interested in information representation in medical education, especially with respect to infectious organisms - their life cycles and taxonomic properties and how students understand (or don't!) the relationships between classes of organisms.
I hope your visit to my site is informative, and if you have any questions please contact me.
Update 9/13/2010: Texas A&M veterinary students can download the Reasoning with Taxonomy PowerPoint here.