Sam Habiel's Curriculum Vitae


Sam Habiel
Seattle, WA
sam dot habiel (at) gmail dot com

EDUCATION & LICENSES


Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, May 2004
St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
Jamaica, New York
Cumulative GPA: 3.93


NJ Pharmacy License
May 2005-Present
License # RI 29960

COMPUTER/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Operating Systems
  • Proficient in Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, Apple OS X, and Linux (Red Hat and Debian)
Medical Informatics
  • Proficient in VISTA and RPMS database set-up; proficient in most clinical applications.
  • Familiar with Medical Informatics concepts, especially those concerning Pharmacy applications.
Programming Languages
  • Proficient in C#, MUMPS
  • Proficient in ASP.Net HTML, CSS, XML, XPath, XSLT
  • Proficient in SQL
  • Familiar with C, Python, Javascript
  • Familiar with these build systems: Make and CMake
  • Familiar with these scripting languages: Bash and Csh
  • Familiar with these PDLs: PCL 5, HPGL, ZPL II
Notable Open Source Portfolio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

January 2014-Present

Contractor
Document Storage Systems through VISTA Expertise Network
Seattle, WA

  • Act as Lead Pharmacy Programmer for the New York State implementation of VISTA
  • Act as Lead Printing Configuration expert for VISTA
  • Act as a member of the Go-Live team with presence at most go-lives for VISTA, for both training and go-live support.
April 2012-Present

Director of Technology
VISTA Expertise Network
Seattle, WA

  • Act as Lead Programmer for VISTA and RPMS software
  • Perform validation and verification for new community VISTA software
  • Advise on software use and modification in various environments
  • Teach MUMPS and VISTA Programming as part of online classes
  • Provide work estimates as part of Requests for Proposals
July 2011-October 2011

Consultant
IntraCare South Hospital
Houston, TX

  • Implemented VISTA Inpatient Pharmacy
  • Assisted with ADT processes, including customizing some ADT VISTA options to better suit a mental health hospital.
January 2010-June 2011

Programmer/Consultant
Electronic Health Solutions
Amman, Jordan

  • Taught MUMPS and Fileman and other VISTA topics to local programmers
  • Advised on the implementation of VISTA in Jordan
  • Modified VISTA to meet localization and internationalization requirements
  • Taught and assisted in the set-up of CPRS for go-live
  • Assisted in the configuration of Outpatient Pharmacy for go-live
  • Researched configuration of various printers in order for them to work with non-ASCII-encoded data
  • Developed the GUI Scheduling software (see below) to behave in a culturally appropriate way
  • Added many new features to GUI Scheduling
November 2007-January 2010

Programmer
Volunteer for WorldVistA

  • Wrote MUMPS code to export Demographics and Medications from VISTA or RPMS to a Continuity of Care Record (CCR)
  • Ported BMX.net on RPMS to VISTA on both Cache and GT.M implementations of the M language.
  • Ported the Scheduling Graphical User Interface developed by Indian Health Service to VISTA
August 2008-October 2009

Clinical Applications Coordinator
Yakama Indian Health Clinic
Toppenish, WA

  • Provided technical support for users of Clinical Software (mainly RPMS) at the clinic
  • Extracted data for various metrics for clinic activities from RPMS
  • Evaluated and mapped workflow and suggested improvements; many improvements involved the better utilization of information technology
  • Taught users about new features of RPMS
  • Beta-tested new RPMS modules prior to national release
  • Fully implemented VISTA Imaging scanning to make external paper-based records viewable in our Electronic Health Record interface
October 2005-July 2008

Pharmacist/Clinical Applications Coordinator
Colville Indian Health Center
Nespelem, WA

As a pharmacist:

  • Selected, dispensed and compounded drugs based upon the interpretation of a licensed prescribers’ orders
  • Provided patient education concerning the proper use and storage of prescribed medications
  • Provided advice to patients regarding medical conditions, OTC drug and natural medicine use
  • Provided information on drug properties to service unit providers
  • Maintained and suggested changes to the formulary through the local Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee

As a Clinical Applications Coordinator:

  • Led the successful implementation of the IHS Electronic Health Record at the Colville Indian Health Center.
  • Served as first point of contact and troubleshooting for the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
  • Met weekly with clinicians, medical records, and administration to plan the implementation of the EHR.
  • Analyzed the workflow of the facility to identify clinic and user requirements prior to implementation
  • Arranged conference calls with national experts to set-up/troubleshoot specific RPMS packages to prepare them for EHR
  • Prepared the system prior to go-live including but not limited to pharmacy database remediation, set up of the EHR components, development of end user applications such as quick orders, menus, and note template
  • Provided one-on-one support during go-live
  • Held weekly training classes on the EHR
  • Participated nationally (on the Area level and on the National listserv) on the troubleshooting and creative implementations of features in the EHR
  • Implemented a decision support system in EHR (Clinical Reminders)
  • Provided on-going maintenance and troubleshooting based on feedback from the users
  • Implemented various clinical RPMS packages, including CPHAD, iCare and the Scheduling GUI
  • Performed metrics prior to and after the implementation of EHR to analyze the clinic performance
  • Led the successful Implementation of VISTA Imaging Document Scanning
  • Assisted in the creation of the initial set of Policy and Procedures for EHR and VISTA Imaging
  • Participated in the beta-testing of RPMS packages
January 2004-July 2005

Programmer/Consultant
St. John’s University
Jamaica, NY

  • Constructed a prototype database on MS Access to manage Experiential Rotation Data
  • Constructed an application to randomize and place students into rotations of their choice
  • Constructed a data-driven website to collect and analyze site evaluations from students
  • Constructed a website to enable students, preceptors, and administrators to view placement data according to their respective permissions
June 2004-July 2004

Summer Intern
Analysis Group Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

February 2001- September 2003

Pharmacy Intern
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York

Publications


Presentations

Presentation Presented at
How Objective are Drug-Drug Interactions?
WSPA 2016 Annual Meeting, Snohomish, WA
Cryptography in VISTA
30th VISTA Community Meeting, UC Davis, Sacramento, California
Third Annual OSEHRA Summit, Rockville, Maryland
CS Tools
27th VISTA Community Meeting, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
2013 VISTA Expo & Symposium, Seattle, Washington
Fileman 22.2
26th VISTA Community Meeting, UC Davis, Sacramento, California
Second Annual Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop, Bethesda, Maryland
RxNorm for VISTA
19th VISTA Community Meeting, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
Pharmacy Informatics VA Conference, April 2010, San Diego, California
Integrating EWD with VISTA
2011 VISTA Expo & Symposium, Seattle, Washington
Challenges with VISTA use outside of the US
27th VISTA Community Meeting, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
2011 VISTA Expo & Symposium, Seattle, Washington
MUMPS-based RESTful Web Services
27th VISTA Community Meeting, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Second Annual Open Source EHR Summit & Workshop, Bethesda, Maryland
2013 VISTA Expo & Symposium, Seattle, Washington