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lbuschert@gmail.com
321-352-9679
Orlando, FL 32803
Senior Integration Specialist
46 years experience W2
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Senior IT integration Analyst with 30+ years' experience interfacing disparate systems with particular focus on Hospital Information Systems (HIS), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Systems and Health Information Exchanges (HIE). Strong background in enterprise system integration with a primary interest in clinical system integration, health informatics and data-flow improvement as project leader. Design, development, deployment, and testing of clinical and business interfaces between primary service offerings and dependent business processes employing both agile and waterfall methods. Advocated HL7 messaging and object-oriented technology deployment solutions utilizing major collaboration systems like Sharepoint and OneNote. Extensive experience with mainframe, client/server, and multi-tier/SOA technology platforms. Visionary and analytical, attention to detail, and quality-oriented technically-inclined with effective written and oral communication skills. Has completed multiple projects to manage message flows in hospital environments.

SUMMARY:

  • Innovative, accomplished Software Engineering Leader with 10+ year history delivering healthcare applications and systems solutions for leading provider networks.
  • Proven success managing high-performing, cross-functional, development teams to execute large-scale software implementation projects and design winning technical products.
  • Skilled project leader: able to direct multiple tasks effectively and apply innovative software and tools to complete all deliverables within critical deadlines.

SKILLS:

  • Project Management
  • Software Design
  • Cross-Functional Leadership
  • Applications Testing Systems Integration/Interoperability
  • Client Relationship Management
  • End User Functionality
  • Database Design/Management
  • Quality Assurance/Compliance
  • Testing Cycles
  • User Training & Support
  • Documentation/Requirements

CERTIFICATIONS:

Master Certificate in Business Analysis—University of Victoria; Corepoint; Rhapsody; Ensemble; C#

Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals. - CDP, Certified Data Professional, CCP, Certified Computer Professional

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES:

MySQL; Python; Oracle Toad; Python; Apache Hadoop and Hive; IBM Data Studio/SQL; SSIS; XDS.b; Mirth Connect; Intersystems Ensemble/Healthshare/Iris, ConnectR, Corepoint, Rhapsody, Cloverleaf , McKesson; IBM Initiate; Cerner Millennium; Soarian Financials ; Meditech; Allscripts; and IBM WebSphere, Microsoft visual studio, Eclipse Studio, SQL Server Management Studio , Java , JavaScript, C##, Node.JS, PHP, CodeIgniter, Ruby on Rails, Epic Reports., HL7,CCD

Experience
Conversion Analyst(Epic Conversion Project)
Healthcare
May 2020 - Oct 2020
Orlando, FL
  • Remote role working with client Advent Health Systems in Orlando Florida to integrate existing hospital systems into the Epic platform.
  • Worked with Cerner and Athena analysts to identify/define vendor source data for conversion
  • Worked with Epic application analysts to cross walk data attributes to Epic specifications
  • Worked wth Intersystems Ensemble/Healthshare processes to map and direct vendor source data to Epic system repositories
  • Delivered interface components to carry patient data encompassing hospital/clinical encounters and Genlab and Microbiology results in HL7 v2 standard format to Epic platform.
HL7 Epic Data Conversion
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Software Engineer III /project leader (Interoperability/Interface Group)
Healthcare
Jul 2018 - Dec 2019
Louisville, KY
  • Designed and implemented HomeCare HomeBase ( HCHB ) client software including establishing Java classes for Intersystem Ensemble /Healthshare engine services, HL7 interfaces, business process components, and operations.
  • Built MS SQL stored procedures for data-flow integration with Ensemble interface messaging, restful API’s, Windows WorkFlow, SOAP XML methods and HCHB product services and X12, HL7 v2/v3/CCD/FIHR standards. Employed JAVA and C# as programming languages.
  • Delivered end to end HCHB interface components that increased customer satisfaction and HCHB revenue streams
  • Participated in quarterly company deliverable planning meetings to optimize product delivery and efficiency
  • Participated in Agile project methods to sustain and improve core HCHB objectives and goals
  • Training – HL7 FHIR Standards

Agile Methodology C# Java Project Management SOAP Software Engineer SQL Stored Procedure Windows XML HL7
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Senior Business HL7/Systems Analyst (Analysis and Mapping Group), Consultant
Insurance
Apr 2017 - Jul 2017
Jacksonville, FL
  • Executed system testing cycles using HP Application Lifecycle Management software. Utilized Oracle Toad, Spark, Python, Apache Hadoop and Hive, X12/ HL7 v2/v3/CCD/FIHR standards.., IBM Data Studio/SQL, and SSIS to complete ETL processes for large data composites (100K records) including performing analysis of Availity Data and integration with Clinical Information Exchange (CIE) repositories.
  • Performed critical mapping between Continuity of Care Document architecture (CCDA) and DB2 databases which utilized SQL data mining queries in IBM Data Studio.
  • Delivered end to end interface HL7 messaging that increased customer satisfaction and FloridaB revenue streams, FHIR standards, IBM Data Studio/SQL, and SSIS to complete ETL processes for large data composites (100K records) including performing analysis of Availity Data and integration with Clinical Information Exchange (CIE) repositories. Performed critical mapping between Continuity of Care Document architecture (CCDA) and DB2 databases which utilized SQL data mining queries in IBM Data Studio.
  • Delivered data analysis to facilitate merge of third party information with core repository to extend additional value to customer
SQL System Analysis TOAD Data Integration Analysis Apache Data Mining DB2 ETL Hadoop HL7 Hive HP Python Oracle Spark SSIS Life-cycle Management System Testing
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Senior HL7/Middleware Specialist/Project leader (Physician Technology Services and I.S. Clinical Technologies Group)
Healthcare
Sep 2015 - Mar 2017
Jacksonville, FL
  • Oversaw full cycle Like to Like HL7 interface conversion from eGate to Corepoint engine platforms. This project encompassed configuration; complex formatting, and mapping; product migration; performance monitoring; network connections; IDE navigation and use; and message development.
  • Spearheaded projects which included utilizing Qvera engine (Javascript and Python) for integration of HL7/CCD/X12 interfaces from Cerner Millennium with various EMR platforms that included vendor brands such as Allscripts, Eclinical works, Athena, NextGen, and other physician clinic systems. Conducted root cause analysis of Baptist hospital information flows to identify and resolve ongoing production issues in Qvera, eGate, Rhapsody and Corepoint integration engines incorporating Java components. Built APIs to connect IBM WebSphere Message Broker EMPI with hospital data flows, EPIC system interfaces and created data quality assurance plans using Allscripts clinical agent and viewer tools.
  • Designed dashboards and built out data queries to prepare operations reports using Excel pivot tables and MS SQL databases. Used Rhapsody and CorePoint as interfacing tools.
  • Maximized performance, cost and efficiency by migrating essential software from legacy system to more efficient engine platform
  • Built data dashboard to provide additional value to leadership and decreases costs through better performance
  • Performed root cause analysis of dataflow issues which improved patient and provider satisfaction which had an impact on revenue streams
EMR Project Management Epic Analysis HL7 IBM API Connect IBM WebSphere IBM Websphere Message Broker Java JavaScript Python SQL Microsoft Excel Quality Assurance Message Broker Performance Monitoring IDE
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Senior HL7/Integration Engineer /Project Leader (Integration Group), Consultant
Healthcare
Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
Worcester, MA
  • Conducted root cause analysis on UMASS hospital information flows and addressed emergent production issues in Siemen’s OpenLink, Oracle, Allscripts, eGate, ConnectR and Infor Cloverleaf/TCL v6.1 production platforms.
  • Steered Like to Like HL7/CCD interface conversion projects between eGate and Cloverleaf; defined user specifications; and mapped HL7 interfaces between Cloverleaf and Allscripts EMR systems and created EPIC system interfaces.
  • Worked with data models in Soarian Financials and Cerner Millennium EMR
  • Saved the organization money by converting legacy interfaces to better performing interfaces reducing downtime and increasing patient safety
  • Reduced risks to organization through interface conversions by deprecating legacy technology which does not receive vendor support
EMR Oracle Project Management HL7 TCL Epic Analysis
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Senior HL7/Integration Engineer (Technical Analysis Group), Consultant
Information Technology
Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
Anaheim, CA
  • Mapped Ensemble engine and Meditech Modules to HL7 interfaces and implemented Health Information Exchange (HIE) methods including transforming XLT/HL7/CCD/XML to human readable format, implementing patient portals and configuring Mirth Connect email methods between trusted partners.
  • Completed system interface, user acceptance, and compliance testing for Ensemble/Healthshare engine and HP Lifecycle Management Application.
  • Assisted with go-live for Meditech Upgrade at several St Joseph hospitals across California.
  • Produced deliverables which enabled hospital organization to integrate data flows more efficiently to reduce costs and risks to patient safety
  • Created more efficient document exchange processes with partner organizations which improved patient safety and revenue streams
XML HL7 Hospitals Analysis Life-cycle Management HP
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Various Roles
Information Technology
Jan 1975 - Jan 2014
  • Mount Sinai Health Systems, Manhattan, NY | Senior Edi/Integration Consulting Analyst, 2014, Consultant – Hospital IT HL7 interfaces – eGate, Cloverleaf, JAVA, TCL - Senior Integration Analyst
  • HPAdvanced Solutions, Victoria, BC | Technology Lead/Edi-Integration Consultant/Project Leader, 2012 - System Re-engineering – PL/1, DB2, MicroFocus Cobol
  • Health Bridge, Cincinnati, OH | Edi/Integration Consultant, 2012
  • Hospital IT H7 Interfaces – Mirth Connect, Javascript , MS SQL -Senior Integration Analyst
  • DrTab Solutions, Kansas City, KS | Edi/Integration Analyst Consultant, 2011
  • Patient Portal Development - HL7 Messaging, Mirth Connect, Javascript, MSQL
  • Cowichan Tribes, Duncan, BC | Edi/Integration Analyst Consultant, 2011
  • Health System HL7 Interfaces - Mirth Connect, Javascript, Oracle SQL – Senior Integration Analyst
  • Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, BC | Edi/Integration Operations Analyst Consultant/Project Leader, 2011
  • Hospital IT Integration - Biztalk, eGate, Cloverleaf – Consultant on Emergency Planning
  • Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver, CO | Senior Integration Consulting Analyst, 2010-2011
  • Hospital IT HL7 interfaces - eGate, - Integration Analyst
  • CRNA, Vancouver, BC | Senior Lead Integration Engineer/Project Leader, 2010-2011
  • Nurses System HL7 Interfaces – Mirth Connect, Javascript, MS SQL - Senior Integration Analyst
  • Roy Clarke Construction, Vancouver, BC | Lead Business Systems Consulting Analyst, 2009-2010
  • ERM System Integration – Ruby on Rails, MS SQL – Senior Integration Analyst
  • Global Device Management, Chicago, Illinois | Project Manager, 2009
  • Content Management System for Hospital Operating Theatre – HL7 Interfaces, Mirth Connect, PHP CodeIgniter, MySQL- Project Manager, Technical Lead
  • BC Ministry of Health, Victoria, BC | Senior EDI/Integration Consulting Analyst, 2006-2009
  • Pharmacare System Re-Engineering - XML tools, HL7 v2 and HL7 v3 – Business Systems Analyst
  • Credit Union of BC, Vancouver, BC | Senior Business Systems Consulting Analyst, 2005-2006
  • System Conversion – IBM JCL to Unix - Programmer
  • Vacation Rental Property, Victoria, BC | Manager, 2001-2005
  • Vacation Short Term Stays – Like AirBNB - Manager
  • HealthNet BC, Victoria, BC | Senior HL7 Consulting Analyst, 2000-2001
  • HL7 Message Development - HL7 v2 and HL7 v3 , MS Spreadsheets - Business Systems Analyst
  • Safeway Canada, Vancouver, BC | Business Systems Consulting Analyst, 2000
  • System Conversion - C##, MS SQL - Business Systems Analyst
  • Ministry of Finance, Victoria, BC | Senior Systems Consulting Analyst, 1997-1999
  • Y2K Remediation - IBM Mainframe products – Analyst
  • Ministry of Health, Victoria, BC | Senior Business Systems Analyst, 1994-1997
  • Data Warehouse – Dimensional Modelling – Database Development – ETL - Business Systems Analyst
  • International Technology Integration, Victoria, BC | Integration Consulting Analyst, 1992-1994
  • Government IT Projects – Unix, IBM Mainframe products, Cobol – Consultant
  • Esso Resources, Calgary Alberta | EDI/Systems Analyst, 1990-1992
  • EDI and System Support – EdiFact, IBM mainframe products, COBOL, PL/1 – Senior Programmer
  • Texaco Resources, Calgary Alberta | Senior Application Specialist, 1982-1990
  • Database Development - Sperry Univac, FORTRAN, DPS1100 - Programmer
  • Texaco Canada, Montreal, Quebec | Programmer Analyst, 1975-1982
BSA BizTalk Cobol Content Management Data Warehousing ETL EDI DB2 HL7 IBM Mainframe Java JavaScript JCL mSQL MySQL Oracle PHP Project Management Ruby Ruby on Rails SQL System Analysis Systems Integration XML UNIX TCL Fortran
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Senior EDI/Integration Consulting Analyst /Project Leader (Health Exchange (HIE) Planning Group), Consultant
Healthcare
Nov 2012 - Apr 2013
Rochester, NY
  • Built interoperability methods and services to facilitate document exchange between Mayo and external trusted partners.
  • Constructed transition of care HL7/CCD interface components for HIE message APIs and created alert process for Mayo and public health agencies incorporating XDS.b database message queries, Mirth Connect (JavaScript), python, and SOAP.
  • Built deliverables which enabled Mayo to exchange patient information with partner organizations thereby increasing revenue streams and improving patient safety
  • Improved notification system between Mayo and public health agencies which improved patient safety.
EDI Project Management JavaScript HL7 Python
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Senior EDI/Integration Engineer /Project Leader (Integration Group), Consultant
Healthcare
Aug 2011 - Feb 2012
Franklin, TN
  • Directed deployment of new HL7/cloverleaf interface for Tier 1 implementation projects across more than five hospitals.
  • Analyzed HL7/CCD message flows for several systems including McKesson, IBM Initiate, Cerner, Meditech, Allscripts, and IBM WebSphere.
  • Evaluated meaningful use implementation and interoperability project involving McKesson Patient Folder and Horizon Connect.
  • Implemented data flows in recently acquired hospitals which provided new revenue streams to Community Health Systems
  • Conducted research on interoperability project to increase revenue to Community Health Systems and satisfy government requirements
  • Assisted with Mirth Connect implementation in Health Information Exchange
EDI IBM WebSphere Project Management Hospitals HL7
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Education
Bachelor's in Computer Science
Concordia University 1981
Associate's in Environmental Science
Mount Royal University 1974
Skills
HL7
2020
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Project Management
2019
42
SQL
2019
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Java
2019
41
XML
2019
41
JavaScript
2017
40
BizTalk
2014
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BSA
2014
39
Cobol
2014
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Content Management
2014
39
Data Warehousing
2014
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DB2
2017
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EDI
2014
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ETL
2017
39
Fortran
2014
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IBM Mainframe
2014
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JCL
2014
39
mSQL
2014
39
MySQL
2014
39
Oracle
2017
39
PHP
2014
39
Ruby
2014
39
Ruby on Rails
2014
39
System Analysis
2017
39
Systems Integration
2014
39
TCL
2015
39
UNIX
2014
39
Analysis
2017
3
Epic
2020
2
IBM WebSphere
2017
2
Python
2017
2
Business Analysis
2009
1
Agile Methodology
2019
1
C#
2019
1
EMR
2017
1
Hospitals
2014
1
HP
2017
1
IBM API Connect
2017
1
IBM Websphere Message Broker
2017
1
IDE
2017
1
Life-cycle Management
2017
1
Message Broker
2017
1
Microsoft Excel
2017
1
Performance Monitoring
2017
1
Quality Assurance
2017
1
SOAP
2019
1
Software Engineer
2019
1
Stored Procedure
2019
1
Windows
2019
1
EHR
2011
1
Linux
2006
1
Apache
2017
1
Compliance
0
1
Data Conversion
2020
1
Data Integration
2017
1
Data Mining
2017
1
Database Design
0
1
Eclipse
0
1
Hadoop
2017
1
Hive
2017
1
IRIS
0
1
MS SharePoint
0
1
MS Visio
0
1
node.js
0
1
Rhapsody
0
1
SOA
0
1
Spark
2017
1
SQL Server
0
1
SSIS
2017
1
System Testing
2017
1
Technology Deployments
0
1
TOAD
2017
1
Visual Studio
0
1
Waterfall
2014
1