Coffee with Liz Stack – Employee Interview Series
A lot of interesting people work at Oneview, and we love to get to know them. We recently had a chat with Liz Stack, Implementation Manager. Here’s how it went.
What is your role at Oneview?
I work with Lancaster General Hospital, Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and UCSF Parnassus and Precision Cancer Medical Building to implement the Oneview Inpatient software at their hospitals. Lancaster has been my longest project and we have implemented over 250 beds in the last two years with a phased rollout.
Can you describe a typical day in your life as an Implementation Manager?
I travel about 50% of the time out to my customers to manage the installations, assist with testing and training as needed and covering go live support. When I am not on the road, my typical day is leading project calls both internal and external, working with the project management office to schedule releases and hot fixes along with working with the Employee Advisory Group on employee engagement initiatives.
What drew you to work at Oneview?
I was looking for a new challenge and moving back into the consulting/vendor side after spending 6 years at University of Chicago Medicine. There is a shift in the US Healthcare industry now that most hospitals are live on EHRs, Oneview introduces the patient experience element which is becoming paramount in consumer choice and I wanted to get in on the ground level!
Give me 3 words to describe Oneview (or what three words would you use to describe your role?)
Busy, rewarding and empowering.
What have you gained from working at Oneview?
I’ve gained experience working with different roles on the hospital side that I hadn’t worked with previously, a new Healthcare IT skillset outside of Epic and Cerner and a ton of Southwest Frequent Flier Miles! Most importantly, I have worked with several amazing colleagues and clients that I also consider as my friends outside of work.
What is on your wish list for the next 5 years?
On a personal level, I’d love to take more international trips with my husband – we went to New Zealand in 2016 and my overseas travel bug is back in full force! On a professional level, I plan to continue to grow as a project management professional and ideally, move into a leadership role at Oneview.
What advice do you have for prospective Oneview employees?
This is a great company if you are an independent and self-motivated employee and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. There’s opportunity to move between roles, learn new skills and and explore new cities or even new countries depending on your role!
What is your proudest moment at Oneview?
There’s been a few; getting Lancaster General live in November 2017 with an amazing project team and great customer, serving as the chair of Oneview’s inaugural Employee Advisory Group and being recognized by my colleagues as one of the US Employees of the Year in 2018.
Before working at Oneview what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
While working at Cerner Corporation, I spent 2.5 years living in London, England and 4 months in Sydney, Australia which allowed me to travel the world before moving back to home to Chicago.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise your colleagues reading this
I have a degree in Speech Communication and planned to go into radio after college – I never, ever thought I would work in IT!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
My husband and I attend a ton of Chicago White Sox baseball games, we love to travel to Vegas, visit our friends around the Midwest, try new restaurants in Chicago and I attend a hip-hop dance class 5 days a week (when I’m not on the road!)
What is your motto or personal mantra?
“Stay Positive and Love Your Life” – Nick Hexum, 311