Chad Mc Danell
Kingsport, TN ***64
Proven professional with a large scope of experience in the IT and healthcare industries. Managed multiple, high priority sites and services along a wide spectrum of service and administration requests and duties.
Worked both remotely and in team environments to achieve or exceed financial, physical, and system goals. Great problem solver and multi-discipline worker.
•UNIX / LINUX
•Networking – TCP/IP
•Systems Analysis and Design
PHILIPS HEALTH TECH - REMOTE, Foster City, CA JAN 2015 – MAR 2016
Software Services Specialist
Developed and managed methodology to migrate hospital systems to newer more robust HA (high availability) systems. Created scripting in multiple systems to mitigate downtime and turnaround in high volume sites.
•Created procedures for maximizing effort while minimizing time on task
•Worked with multiple hospitals to upgrade and migrate patient data and system configurations to newer and more robust system, which resulted in successful deployments increasing productivity by 20%, with minimal disruption in workflow
•Developed documentation and procedures for hardware and software migration as well as HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), compliance and security of patient data.
PHILIPS HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS – REMOTE/ ONSITE, Foster City, CA JAN 2012 – MAR 2015
Data Migrations Engineer
Managed and developed merger of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) across multiple hospitals, clinics and offices. Created documentation and reports on system status and availability.
•Collaborated with hospitals, clinics and offices to maximize user security – reducing risk to patient data
•Configured optimal networks and routing reducing time required for storage and retrieval by up to 30%
•Managed migrations of multiple hospitals, clinics and offices to the latest PACS systems while maintaining patient data security
PHILIPS HEALTHCARE, ONSITE – MIAMI, FL, Andover, MA JAN 2004 – JAN 2012
Administered and deployed a large multi-facility / high availability HP-UX / Windows hybrid, high availability PACS system running in excess of over 1 million exams per year with over 2 thousand users. Designed and launched “pre-load” training clinics. Created and optimized training documentation prior to “go-live”. Designed custom modifications to systems to accommodate special access / needs per user (i.e. clinicians, doctors, techs).
•Installed new PACS implementation at leading hospital
•Automated previously manual, time-consuming processes to drive gains in data tracking/accuracy, workgroup efficiency and profitability
•Transformed processes / toolsets of geographically dispersed medical units into a cohesive, standardized set of solutions that elevated efficiency and accuracy hospital-wide.
•Created desktop standardization and dashboards and provided ad-hoc reports using SQL/ORACLE/
AGFA HEALTHCARE, Greenville, SC SEP 2000 – JAN 2004
IMPAX Systems Administrator
Managed multiple hospital IMPAX systems. Developed new documentation and user training materials for system usage. Worked with hospital IT to improve system responsiveness and accuracy. Managed install and set-up / configuration of multiple servers for HA and backup management.
•Improved network responsiveness over 15% by working with IT staff to identify bottlenecks in network routing and addressing.
•Integrated UNIX based system into Windows based environment, minimizing downtime.
•Established protocols for system support of widely separated systems to ensure minimal loss of productivity.
FLORIDA COMPUTER AND BUSINESS SCHOOL, Pembroke Pines, FL AUG 1998 - SEP 2000
Taught technical education is several disciplines and operating environments
•UNIX using Linux courses and instruction
•Microsoft software instruction – all aspects of MS packages and operating systems
•Novell Netware 4 -5.5 instruction and coursework
•Website design and development
US ARMY, United States SEP 1994 – AUG 2002
Signal Support Systems Specialist (31U)
Specialized in radio / computer transmission and interception. Cryptography and code breaking. Secret security clearance (clearable). Trained in cyber security and MIL-DOS / UNIX.
•Deployed multiple FOB (Forward Operating Base) communications relays (satellite and land) Repaired systems and communications networks in the field to maintain active readiness
•Maintained system security and integrity under non-optimal field conditions.
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