PortfolioGen Profile for Donna Bohannon

  • PortfolioGen Member Since 2017

Welcome to my profile.  I am an aspiring HIM professional and hope to connect with others that have an interest in skills and abilities

Work Experience
  • Scientific Liaison
    Sep 2017 - Aug 2017
    United States Pharmacopeial Convention
    Rockville, MD

    Works with the Expert Committee for Healthcare Quality Expert Committee to develop standards that foster patient-centered approaches to safe and effective uses of medications, support technological advances in healthcare and address quality and safety issues arising from the implementation of healthcare  systems and reform.
    Current activities include standard development for prescription container labeling, coding drug classification systems, and safe medication use in physical and electronic environments

  • Medication Safety Officer
    Sep 2017 - Jul 2011
    Medstar Franklin Square Hospital Center
    Baltimore, MD

    Implemented monitored and tracked medication related safety initiatives at FSHC
    Evaluates and updates internal occurrence reporting system for actual and potential adverse drug events.
    Ensures compliance with policies and procedures and governmental and accreditation regulations.
    Develops and assist with education about Medication Safety
    Facilitates Failure Mode Effects and Root Cause Analysis on specific occurrences or aggregate data.
    Participates in care coordination rounds on the adult psychiatry unit.

  • Drug Safety Officer
    Sep 2000 - Jan 2003
    Actavis Inc
    Owings Mills, MD

    Responded to clinical information inquiries from healthcare professionals on 171 products.
    Provided verbal and written information related to clinical use, potential drug interactions, safety and efficacy of products to internal and external customers.
    Researched, managed, formulated, updated and reviewed written medical documents to be used in response to product inquiries.
    Assisted Sales and Marketing in product launch
    Annually reported to FDA of Adverse Drug Events for 80 products
    Investigated and reconciled all product complaints.

  • Contract Pharmacist
    Jan 1999 - Dec 2009
    Advocate Rx Solutions
    Pikesville, MD

    Worked in a variety of practice settings which included hospital, retail, long term care, correctional and , mail order.

  • Pharmacy Manager
    Feb 1992 - Jan 1999
    Twin Knolls Pharmacies
    Baltimore, MD

    Managed clinical and retail pharmacy services in a staff model pharmacy setting

  • Pharmacy Manager, Interim Pharmacy Director, Assistant Director of Out-Patient Pharmacy Operations
    Sep 1987 - Aug 1999
    Institutional Pharmacy Services

    Performed Third Party reconciliation, Formulary management, sat on Pharmacy & Therapeutics and Infectious Disease Committees
    Risk Management, Budget Management, Policy Formulation, implement and enforcement, Dispensing and Technical functions
    Supervised up to 30 employees in a 24 hour pharmacy

  • University of Maryland-College Park
    Degree: Pre-pharmacy/ Textile Science
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore
    Degree: B.S. in Phamacy
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
    Degree: Graduate studies in Health Policy
  • Drexel University
    May 2012 - Dec 2013
    Degree: Graduate Certificate, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • University of Maryland University College
    May 2015 - Dec 2017
    Degree: MS in Health Informatics Administration
  • Certified Professsional in Patient Safety
    In Progress
  • Humanities
  • Medicine
  • Technology
Professional Skills
  • Pharmacist
  • Health Informatics
  • Preceptor
  • Convener
  • Managememt
Professional Goals
  • Finish my last class- IT project management - to complete my MS requirements
  • Prepare for RHIA certification to complement and enhance my impending MS in Health Informatics Administration
  • Begin to look at job descriptions to understand further preparation that is needed to be successful in getting a job in HIM
  • Become active in HIM professional associations, AHIMIA, HIMSS
  • Maintain my continuing educatio n in HIM to be a relevant, proficient professional
  • Advance research in HIM in areas of interoperability