Resume - Damian J. Kiska
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Combining technical leadership with verbal & written communication skills in creating working systems
More than 30 years experience in health care computing
Extensive experience and familiarity with FHIR, CDA, HL7, ICD, CPT, & SNOMED
Medical institutions worked with include VHA, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, HCFA, Shands at University of Florida, On Demand Solutions of Idaho, and University of Michigan Hospitals
More than 23 years experience doing project work as a consultant with direct client-relations responsibilities
7 years of experience with medical NLP
Significant experience as a rules-system architect & configurator-building leader - including international clients
More than 8 years direct experience developing, delivering and managing training

Specialties: Interoperability standards, NLP, health informatics, project management, training development/delivery/management, architecting large rule sets and medical database management


Senior Interoperability Solutions Architect, Roche Information Solutions- (February, 2019 to Present)

Interoperability Planner, Varian Medical Systems - (June, 2017 to February, 2019)

Senior Product Manager, Health Care Performance Technologies - The Advisory Board Company - (June, 2016 to January, 2017)

Director of Interoperability - The Advisory Board Company - (May, 2013 to June, 2016)

Senior Business Consultant - Aquilent, Inc. (October, 2011 to March, 2013)

Aquilent was awarded a contract to help the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and Veterans Health Administration (VHA), within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to enable electronic health risk assessments (HRAs). Aquilent selected the use of the Expert-24 commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) HRA which will allow VA to easily customize the HRA to their patient population and clinical guidelines.

Senior Health Informatics Analyst - CodeRyte, Inc. (December, 2004 to October, 2011)

Senior Product Manager - Conceptual Health Solutions (March, 2003 to December, 2004)
Technology is a combination of natural language processing and a rules engine. Applications include automated billing-code generation (Evaluation & Management, ICD9, and CPT) and quality measurement of clinical exam notes.

Training and Knowledge Manager - Intellicorp, Inc. (April, 2001 to August, 2002)

Technology Training Development & Delivery Manager - Deloitte Consulting (April, 2000 to April, 2001)

Manager & Training Developer, CRM Practice - Deloitte Consulting (April, 1999 to April 2000)

Training Manager, & Courseware Developer - Aurum, a Baan Company (December, 1997 to April, 1999)

Trainer, Architect, Senior Consultant & Sales Engineer - Antalys, Inc. (September, 1993 to December, 1997)

    Educational PCs/Networks (IBM-Eduquest)
 Reach Trucks (BT Industries - Sweden)
    Plastic Injection Molding Systems (Husky - Canada)  Glass Molding Systems (Emhart - Sweden)
   Telecommunications/Internet Infrastructure (N.E.T.)  Personal Computers (Gateway)
   Process Control Networks (Westinghouse)  

Client Systems Specialist - Quantum Compliance Systems (November, 1992 to August 1993)

Product Manager - Shoshana Technologies (February 1990 to November 1992)
   Home health care scheduling for Kelly Assisted Living
   Surgical scheduling at the University of Michigan Medical Center

Independent Consultant - KDS Enterprises (February, 1988 to February, 1990 full time - part time before that)
   Customized programming      Training
   Troubleshooting      Networking
   Database management  

Technical Consultant - U.N.I.D.O. Mission to Philippines (August, 1988)

Project Leader & Software Engineer - Machine Vision International (December, 1986 to February, 1988)

Manager of Special Projects - Michigan Peer Review Organization (March, 1985 to December, 1986)

   Medical review      Data entry front-ends
   Letter generation      Productivity monitoring
   Mailing-list management      Information profiling

Volunteer Counselor & Organizer - Cystic Fibrosis & Ventilator Camp (15 summer weeks)

Research Assistant II - University of Michigan Children's Hospital - Neonatal I.C.U. (June, 1984 to March, 1985)

Member, Board of Directors - Arrowood Hills Cooperative, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1 year)

Laboratory Technologist - Mott Children's Hospital - Pulmonary Lab (January, 1983 to June, 1984, and part time in College)

Laboratory Data Clerk - Pathology Department, University of Michigan Hospitals (May, 1979 to December, 1980)

Blood Drawer (Phlebotomist) - University of Michigan, & Cottage Hospitals (Part time in college)


      Introduction to FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)
      The Impact of Implementing the FHIR Data Model    
      The Challenges of Interoperability    
Introduction to Direct Messaging
      Meaningful Use & Information Exchange: Introduction to CCDs
      Introduction to HL7 v2.0
      Exploring ICD-10cm
      Introduction to Electronic Medical Record Systems
      A Day In The Life Of A Note: Medical NLP at CodeRyte
      Train the Trainer - BaanFrontOffice, a Contact & Opportunity Management System
      Introduction to VB/VBA/COM


Bachelor of Arts, Individualized Concentration - History, Political Science, Economics
     Individualized Concentration: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the North-South Question (combining History, Political Science & Economics)
     University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1982)


   Development Tools / Languages: VisualBasic for Applications (VBA), HTML, JavaScript, VisualBasic, SQL, Smalltalk

   Software / Products: Expert in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint, Windows

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