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Information Technology Project

Gainesville, Florida, United States
April 24, 2018

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Sandra D. Capano

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High Springs, FL 32643, 828-***-**** C


Successfully directed implementation of Meditech’s Advanced Clinical Software in a multi-facility organization. Project was completed $2 million under budget.

Successfully directed implementation of NextGen EMR for a multi-site physician practice. Project was completed on budget and on schedule.

Professor of Healthcare Informatics in a graduate program at Western Carolina University utilizing online technologies for delivery.

Participated in workshops and strategies to align Lean Six Sigma in the medical environments.

Attended GE training sessions to attain distinction of a Master Change Agent.


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2016 – Present

Managed the Laboratory Information Systems for the University of Florida Health System. This included Anatomical and Clinical Pathology, Point of Care, Laboratory Outreach clients and several Stat labs located throughout Gainesville.

Successfully implemented Epic Beaker for the Clinical and Anatomical Pathology Labs

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 2004 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Healthcare Informatics Professor in the Masters of Health Science Program. Developed course content utilizing on-line technologies.

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 2014 – 2016

Project Coordinator

Implemented and supported Vet View, the Electronic Medical Record for the Veterinary School, managed the Veterinary Website and wrote Crystal Reports for the department.

Managed the Capacity Building in Management of Transboundary Animal Diseases & Zoonosis project. A project that require collaboration with several Veterinary Schools located in Africa.

Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, FL 2012 – 2013

System Director of Ambulatory Information Systems

Establishes strategic and tactical input regarding Ambulatory Information Technology strategies (both clinical and financial) in support of LMHS business with a particular focus on the physician practice.

Directs and guides the implementation of those projects for which oversight responsibility is assigned, to insure optimum quality design, timeliness, cost effectiveness, and supportability of implementation outpatient, and non-acute settings.

Successful attestation of Meaningful Use for all eligible provider and eligible hospitals.

Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI 2010 - 2012

Director of Clinical Informatics

Serve as the subject matter expert for healthcare informatics standards for both the inpatient and outpatient areas for a large teaching hospital.

Collaboratively developed plans for gaining physician/clinical acceptance for the use of software and hardware systems.

Successful attestation of Meaningful Use for all inpatient measures.

Developed and lead the Clinical Informatics Council; a shared governance for the organization to promote and enhance user experiences with computer software and hardware.

Southcoast Hospitals Group, New Bedford, MA 2006 – 2010

Director of Ambulatory Computing

Planning, directing, and evaluating the development and oversight of all aspects of IT for Southcoast Health System Ambulatory Service lines.

Establish standard methods to define end user requirements. Installed a wide variety of programs to support hardware and other information technology components.

Interact with all service vendors to ensure timely responsiveness and assistance with issues, upgrades and support.

Manager of Advanced Clinicals

Directed all aspects of the successful implementation and support of Meditech’s Advanced Clinical Software for a multi-site organization.

Responsible for a team of 16 clinical/programmer analysts for the implementation, design, analysis and utilization of the software.

Co-directed and lead both the Emergency Department Physician Group as well as the Southcoast Physician Advisory Committee for the CPOE physician initiatives.

Haywood Regional Medical Center, Clyde, NC 2004 - 2006

Clinical Information Systems Lead:

Project Lead for Meditech’s Advanced Clinical Software.

Member on the Western Carolina Data Link project providing clinical expertise for the 13 hospital Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO).

Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI 1995 - 2004

Senior Project Manager:

Sr. member of a Project Team working along side physicians, nurses, and administration for successful implementation of Cerner Powerchart Office.

Assisted with all aspects of the design, build, conversion and support. Also responsible for 12 consultants employed on project.


Master of Science in Medical Informatics; Graduated High Honors

Medical College of Wisconsin/Milwaukee School of Engineering

Topic of Master’s Thesis “Implementation of an Electronic Health Record”

Bachelor of Science in Management

Lesley University, Cambridge MA

Associate in General Studies, Major Medical Technology

North Shore Community College, Beverly MA


2008 Southcoast Hospitals Group President’s Team Award for Excellence

Professional Certification: MLT (ASCP) #21610

Software and Systems Competencies:

Cerner - PowerChart Office, PowerChart, Pathnet, FirstNet, CareAdmin,

SurgiNet, PowerChart Maternity, PowerChart Oncology

Cerner Millennium Fundamentals - Certified

Meditech – EDM, RXM, NUR, LAB, NPR, MIS, OE, PCM and POM, eMAR and BMV.

Misys - Commercial Lab and Sunquest

Microsoft Project Management

NextGen EMR and EPM

Elekta Medical Oncology

EpicCare Ambulatory

Epic Clinical Pathology Certified


“Project Management – How the PMO and Clinical Informatics Implement Projects Together for Success” Cerner Conference, 2011

“CNEMe – Implementation of Cerner’s Patient Portal” Cerner Conference, 2011

“Healthcare Informatics” I-7 Futures Forum at Western Carolina University, 2006

“Information Technology in the ED” Premier Conference and Exhibition, 2006

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