I am an informatics prepared nurse and have been managing CPN for over 8 years. We are a 3 site WAN and soon will be adding our 4th site. My site implemented a new WAN in 2013 with a database swap including the data reporting module, cold feed, ADT interface, and a charge interface. Last year we went live with Connect and Centricity Perinatal Web at all 3 hospitals. I built the Connect interface for our WAN and participated in the testing and go live.
I am a clinical nurse and CPN system manager for the Maternity unit at UPMC Pinnacle Hanover in Hanover, PA. I have been the system manager since we went live with CPN in 2011. We have a site-tailorable system with 5 interfaces to Meditech, including ADT, lab, charge, medication administration and COLDfeed. When I’m not creating new computes in CPN, I am hanging out with my awesome son, Jamie.
I have been an L&D nurse my entire career except for a brief stint in the Nursery. In 2004 I began as the system coordinator/administrator for CPN. Since then I have accomplished, over the course of 3 upgrades and with the help of CPNUG members, many hours of customization of charts, forms, chalkboards,workstations and beds. In 2013 I completed my Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis on Informatics. I also serve as the Nurse Educator for our department. I have always been able to come to this active and supportive user group for whatever help I needed, and really want to see CPNUG continue to flourish. I enjoy sharing and encouraging new system managers and want to encourage membership in CPNUG as the stellar resource that it is.
I have used Centricity for the last 6 years but more on the technical side (reporting) than the clinical site. In my current role I work with client on their reporting needs, pulling data from various sources. I am very excited to join the team and help the board with my technical experience.
I have been a Registered Nurse working in the perinatal arena for more than 20 years. During that time, I have many roles in Labor and Delivery, nursery, postpartum and antepartum. I used CPN as a staff nurse for 8 years before becoming the CPN System Manager for our site a little over 2 years ago. During my time as system manager, we have worked on a number of different projects including: GE Connect, birth log optimization, discrete interfacing of forms, and optimization of workflow, documentation configuration and utilizing discrete data for eCQM’s. I have a passion for optimizing nursing workflow to help our nurses’ better care for moms and babies, while seamlessly helping the hospital meet regulatory requirements.
Sharon Carpinello, MBA,BSN, RN is the Global Marketing Manager for Centricity Perinatal and the liaison to the CPNUG.
Sharon worked as a L&D RN and L&D manager in Cleveland OH prior to joining GE. She has worked as a clinical educator, HQ coordinator/educator and Clinical Manager for CPN prior to the role she is currently in.
Sharon lives in Olmsted Falls, OH with her husband, Chris and their four legged babies, Suzy and Sasha.
I have been a CPN System Admin for the past 10 years and more than 30 years IT healthcare experience. In my current role at Frederick Memorial Hospital, we have expanded our service line to include Neonatologists, Pediatricians, along with Social Workers, Respiratory Therapists, Diabetes and Wound Care Specialties. An interdisciplinary approach using one clinical documentation venue improves patient safety and compliance. We have interfaces for ADT, NICU monitors via Carescape network, In and outbound for reports, CPOE, and Lab.
We hope to implement GE Connect to use the bidirectional interface to Meditech to share data with MDs outside the Women and Children’s realm. Improving communicating with all our CPN membership across the country gives strength to our group’s mission to improve patient outcomes by best use of the existing technologies so users can work smarter not harder.