Dana Marcelonis is a Consultant for Point-of-Care Partners (POCP). In her current role, Dana provides program support to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST) to develop, document, and present the infrastructure scaling challenges and recommended solutions to the industry. As stakeholder feedback is incorporated and these solutions mature, Dana also coordinates with HL7 workgroups as the FAST Tiger Teams bring their solutions through the HL7 standards development process.
Prior to joining the FAST team, Dana was a Project Manager on the Program Management Office (PMO) team supporting the HL7 Da Vinci Project. In this role, she tracked and managed the implementation guide development and balloting process as well as reference implementation development and Connectathons, across 12 Da Vinci use cases. Dana and the PMO team also implemented, standardized, and documented many processes to support this work, which has been adopted by several HL7 FHIR Accelerators.
Dana spent 18 years in health IT project and product management before joining POCP. At NaviNet (acquired by NantHealth), she developed payer/provider workflows utilizing the administrative X12 transaction set in addition to clinical offerings that supported Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Health Information Exchange (HIE), and the delivery of care alerts to providers using the HL7 Continuity of Care Document (CCD). Dana also worked at Curaspan Health Group (acquired by naviHealth), focused on expanding hospital and post-acute provider tools for patient discharge to support additional care transitions and business intelligence tools for hospitals to manage readmission rates. Dana previously managed the Medical Imaging component of oncology clinical trials with contract research organization PAREXEL International, as well as the development and validation of supporting applications in compliance with FDA regulations.
Dana is a former social worker with a Master of Social Work and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boston College. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband Joe, kids Parker and Will, and Australian Labradoodle Ollie. Dana currently spends a lot of time at the kids’ sporting events throughout the year and hopes that one day she will have a hobby of her own again, and not just walking the dog.