Thomas Barr



Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2007 - Present

Manager, Biomedical Imaging

Nationwide Childrens Hospital

* Manage and lead clinical, technical and informatics staff for effective operations of a biospecimen repository for two national cooperative cancer groups* Responsible for administrating and directing staff from multiple business units including informatics, patient registration, data entry and specimen procurement* Work with cooperative group, hospital and research information technology teams to integrate software applications * Facilitate business processes by researching and reviewing new technologies such as RFID, barcoding, field-programmable gate array, voice recognition, Scrum, Agile Development and Web Services* Define new systems architectures and facilitate the design, custom development and integration of these solutions with other information technology applications* Develop and enforce policies and procedures following industry best practices* Partner with a multidisciplinary team to develop image analysis algorithms and improve image processing techniques utilizing high-performance computing environments* Facilitate customer relations by partnering with Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Information Technology and Pathology Leadership * Perform UNIX administration of a 10 terabyte digital pathology Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) system located at the Ohio Supercomputer Center 

Jan 2007 - Sep 2007

Senior Systems Consultant

The Ohio State University Medical Center

* Developed, integrated and maintained clinical applications at a large academic medical hospital

* Lead workflow development, implementation, design and evaluation of clinical systems

* Partnered with medical center leadership as well as clinical, administrative and information technology staff to develop and integrate healthcare technologies

* Provided support for inpatient clinical applications and ambulatory electronic medical record solutions

* Provided additional ancillary knowledge by participating in the Radiology and Laboratory validation and resolution sessions as part of the Outpatient Electronic Medical Record project

Nov 2003 - Jan 2007

Information Specialist

Columbus Children's Hospital

* Partnered with customers and vendors to provide technology solutions to facilitate research

* Assisted with selection, installation and support of information systems

* Designed, architected, and implemented a custom digital PACS pathology review system utilized by expert pathologists to facilitate biorepository management and translational research for use among the Children’s Oncology and Gynecologic Oncology Groups

* Trained, educated, and instructed users on features, operation, and usage of software systems

* Served as liaison by interacting with clinicians and system developers

* Managed external vendors to assure reliable services to clients

* Managed and coordinated efforts involving both clinical personnel and systems development personnel to complete multiple projects as scheduled and budgeted

Feb 2003 - Nov 2003

Clinical Application Specialist

Columbus Children's Hospital
*Provided end-user support to clinicians using all components of the electronic medical record *Provided direction to clinicians in identification of information systems needs *Participated in software problem identification and validate end-users issues  *Participated in problem resolution and education of end-users *Assisted with the design of end-user training materials/manuals *Communicated with ancillary departments to coordinate enhancements, resolve operational problems, and improve operational quality of the system *Assisted in planning and implementation of research and quality assessment and improvement processes *Provide computer hardware support as needed to the end-users
1995 - 2002

Medical Laboratory Technician (ASCP)

Adena Health System

* Conducted tests for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease in all areas of the clinical laboratory

* Utilized a Meditech Laboratory Information System (LIS) to order, receive and verify tests, standards and quality control in the clinical laboratory

* Created and/or updated laboratory policies, procedures, and training modules

* Performed all preventative maintenance instrumentation used in the laboratory

Jun 1993 - Jun 2001

Sr. Laboratory Technician

United States Enrichment Corporation
*Performed duties in the technical services division to assist with process control, product customer specifications, special sampling requests, and related activities *Completed over 160 hours of training in areas such as General Employee Radiation Training, Level II Radiation Worker, Nuclear Criticality Awareness, Nuclear Criticality Stand Down, and Emergency Preparedness *Used a Laboratory Information System (LIS) to detect trends and monitor quality control *Assisted with the development of a lab specific program now used for data entry, calculations, internal controls, and reporting results 




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1993 - Present

Medical Laboratory Technician

American Society of Clinical Pathologists
2009 - 2010

EpicCare Ambulatory, 2008 New Version Training

Epic Systems Corporation
2008 - 2009

EpicCare Ambulatory, 2007 New Version Training

Epic Systems Corporation
2007 - 2008

EpicCare Ambulatory Spring 2006

Epic Systems Corporation


US Department of Energy