"Good project management lays the foundation for success."
Wendy Wise, MPH, PMP
Senior Project Manager

Wendy Wise is a senior project manager and public health analyst with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including health informatics, database management, disease surveillance and analysis, electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) and Health Level Seven (HL7) messaging, and clinical laboratory practice. She has proven problem-solving, process improvement, and customer service skills in health informatics and software development projects for the federal government and in leadership roles with the Ohio Department of Health.

At Lantana, Wendy provides project management for strategic initiatives supporting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She works closely with stakeholders supporting CMS on the development, maintenance, and support of electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) for Eligible Hospitals (EH). Wendy also provides project management and public health expertise to CDC to advance electronic case reporting and to expand Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) interoperability standards. In addition to her project management responsibilities, she supports CDC as a subject matter expert for the Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR) module of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). She helps hospitals and software vendors properly aggregate and submit data into this surveillance application by discussing the protocol, answering questions, testing CDA XML files, updating educational material, and giving presentations. Wendy provided project management for Lantana’s cloud-based CDA editor, Camara, and for Lantana’s web-based standards development tool, Trifolia.

Q & A

I can’t live without:

Sunshine

I’d like to travel to:

The Triple Crown of Hiking – backpack the entire lengths of the Appalachian Trail (AT), Continental Divide Trail (CDT), and Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). But not all 3 back-to-back!

My favorite quote is:

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. ~Maya Angelou

When you were 8 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Artist

What was your first job?

Corn Detasseler (some say it’s a Midwest rite of passage)

If I ruled the universe:

Hatred and violence would be eliminated