Healthcare systems leadership
Clinical and technology experience combined
Entrepreneurial opportunity development; new businesses grown
Healthcare information technology (HIT); electronic health record (EHR)
Software training and team building
Registered Nurse, License #790869
Business operations, project management, marketing and sales
EHRs: Epic, IDX, Centricity, TeleResults, Practice Partner, others
Technical training development and delivery, instructional design, trainer mentoring
Web site construction and maintenance
Internet service provider (ISP) and site hosting
Wifi network installation and management
System and network admin (Linux, Windows, MacOS, servers, routers)
Database design (MySQL, Sybase, Oracle)
Client account management and nurturing
International business, fluent Italian
Apple, Autodesk, Bellsouth, Fireman's Fund, Genentech, Hewlett Packard, Intuit,
Schwab, Silicon Graphics, Sun, Texas Instruments,
University of California, Wells Fargo, Xilinx, Yahoo!, others.
2009-present CEO/Inventor/Founder of Nurse Tech, Inc.,
a technology startup for NurseMind, a
smartphone-based nursing checklist and time management app
a smart note-taker and mobile EHR data entry tool.
Business plan written.
Products developed, beta tested, released.
2020 Nursing shifts worked at Windsor Post-Acute (SNF) and
St. Rose Hospital telemetry unit (both in Hayward, CA)
2005-2006 and 2010
patient care clinical rotations:
|St. Mary's Hosp., SF||SNF||120|
|Peninsula Hosp. 7th fl. ||med-surg||120|
|Kaiser, Santa Clara||ICU||15|
|Kaiser, Santa Clara||oncology||120|
|UCSF Long Hosp.||peds||135|
|O'Connor Hosp., SJ||telemetry||135|
|Friendship House, SF||community/rehab||135|
|VA, Menlo Park||psych||135|
|Kaiser, SSF||ED (preceptorship)||122|
2006 Internship with a Hospital Director,
Mills-Peninsula Health Services (MPHS), San Mateo, CA.
Developed a nursing SBAR form (situation-background-assessment-recommendation)
to support nursing communications with MDs and at shift changes.
Now standard practice at many hospitals.
2005-present Blog on nursing, informatics and healthcare policy
2010 Nursing school (see
and faculty letters of recommendation)
2007-2010 CEO of Americare Neurosurgery International --
fundraising, equipment donations.
Medical mission to Hue, Vietnam.
Craniotomies and other life-saving
procedures. Trained local medical staff.
2007 Training Operations Manager at AcademyX
2006 Call It Quits (smoking cessation)
program leader at MPHS (10 hrs/wk, salaried).
Our success rate was 25%, double the industry average.
2004 Started Wifi-Italia
to build and operate Italy's first open-access hotspot.
Increased sales at the world's second-highest-grossing
McDonald's restaurant by 10%.
Dan Keller Technical Services,
a training/consulting business. Offered
thirty web-based courses.
Presentations at technical conferences and trade shows.
Developed a proprietary and industry-leading
a stable of instructor/contractors,
a programmer and a graphics artist. Annual sales: $.5M.
World-class training for
Fortune 500 clients.
1999 Developed the Web's first XML-based
1978-1984 Tech product marketing.
Contract programming in Fortran, Cobol, Pascal, SQL, C.
2001 Designer: Web site and help system for
PopUpCop, the Web's
first browser annoyance and security protector.
1996 Project leader: Dallas-based Platinum Jack.
First web-based clearinghouse for music booking agencies.
1995 Project leader:
Palo Alto-based HP Labs' IDEA inventory control Web site.
Dramatic cost reductions for HP's research division.
1992 Programmer: drug discovery data acquisition and reduction
for South San Francisco-based Arris Pharmaceutical.
Apple Macintosh user interfaces and Sun Microsystems
1991 Programmer: Unix server side of the Savant
financial system for Apple Computer in Paris and Cupertino
for currency exchange risk management.
1986 Programmer: distributed rules-based access control system
for Adasoft in Switzerland.
1985 Programmer: Key Employee Incentive
Program database for Sun in Milpitas, an early
success for Sun migrating business processes from IBM mainframes
to its own servers.
1983 Analyst: data processing requirements for
Toronto Western Hospital Department of Pathology.
1983 Product developer: Unix server product line for Colex in Hong Kong.
At the lowest-cost of its kind, the Colex box was a technical coup.
1981 Wrote the medical data capture front end
for the clinical trial of Human Growth Hormone,
Genentech's (South San Francisco) first blockbuster drug.
More projects are described
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Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing,
San Mateo (2010)
Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10x10,
health informatics (2009)
Skyline College, San Bruno, CA, undergraduate coursework (2009)
University of San Francisco School of Nursing,
undergraduate, graduate, and clinical coursework (2004-2006)
City College of San Francisco, biosciences (2003-2005)
MS, Medical Information Science,
University of California, San Francisco (1983)
BS, Information Sciences,
University of California, Santa Cruz (1978)
Dartmouth College, Stanford University, and CCSF: engineering courses
Elementary and high schools: St. Stephen's, American Overseas,
Notre Dame International. All in Rome, Italy (1961-1973)
"Lists for Nurses", AMIA Student Working Group News, Vol 7, No. 1, April 2010.
Call It Quits, smoking cessation program workbook, 2006
Living with Unix and SoftBench
(under contract to HP),
Unix Software Tools (under contract to Sun),
Advanced Web Authoring (under contract to SGI),
Using Netscape at HP,
HTML Authoring for the Web,
HTML Part II,
CGI Scripting in Perl,
Techniques of Instruction,
A Continuing Medical Education
8th Annual Conf, Alliance
Cont Med Ed, 1983
Encounter Data System, An Interactive
Information System Case Study,
Proceedings American Association for
Medical Systems & Informatics, 1983
2015 United States Patent 9164656,
Graphical Display for Scheduling and Monitoring Tasks
Cum laude, BSN, Samuel Merritt Univ., 2010
Humanitarian Assistance to the
Medical University of Hue, Vietnam, 2008
Best Tutorial, 5th Annual
World Wide Web Conference (WWW5), Paris, 1996
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|Volunteer Work 2004-present
Bay Area ANIA (Amer Nsg Informatics Assn) Chapter member of Board of Directors
Project Homeless Connect -- volunteer nursing services at quarterly San Francisco-wide events
Neurosurgery International (CEO)
Alumni Association of
Division Alumni Association (GDAA), UCSF (President)
San Mateo County Tobacco Education Coalition
California Pacific Medical Center, Emergency Department
UCSF Medical Records
UCSF Long Hospital
San Francisco HIV/AIDS/HepC Nightline
Glide Health Services
San Francisco General Hospital, Emergency Department
Tobacco Education Center, UCSF Mt. Zion Hospital
The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome (system/network admin.)
St. Stephen's School, Rome, Parents' Association
Regular blood donor
American Nurses Association (ANA)
American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)
Safety Management & Response Techniques (psychiatric nursing) 2010
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
San Francisco Bay Area ACM SIG on
Human-Computer Interaction (BayCHI)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) 2014-present
Basic Life Support (BLS) 2010-present
San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT)
Ham radio licensed (call sign KG6OIE)
Scuba diving certified (NAUI)