Martin F Packer

1107 Massachusetts Avenue • North Adams, MA 01247 (413) 329-3754
2230 Kingsland Avenue • Bronx, NY 10469


Experienced IT Professional with extensive hands-on knowledge in the Healthcare Arena

Summary of Qualifications


Informatics Research Nurse and Data Quality Assurance Officer for a nationally-recognized University Research Epidemiology Department.  Hands-on direct patient care as a Registered Nurse throughout all departments of a major regional hospital system.  Executive level experience in creation of distributed, real-time financial instruments brokering systems for both established and start-up financial services companies.


Technical Expertise

Office Productivity Tools:

MS-Office suite, including Visio, Excel Power Pivot; MS-Project; MS-SharePoint

Software Development Tools:

Visual Basic for Applications; Visual Studio; C; C++; Java; Javascript; perl; Assembler (multiple CPUs); PL/I; PL/M

Database Tool Sets:

MS SQL-Server; SQL-Server Analytical Services (SSAS); SQL-Server Reporting Services (SSRS);   SQL-Server Integration Services (SSIS); ODBC; DAO


Linux; MS-Windows; TCP/IP; HTML; XML; X.25

Medical Expertise


MA-licensed Registered Nurse

Hospital Experience:

Oncology; Med/Surg; Stroke; Orthopedics;  Psychiatric;  Substance Abuse; Cardiac; Acute Respiratory Care; Physical Rehabilitation

Medical Related:



HL-7; SNOMED; CaDSR; Meditech; MediData/RAVE

Professional Experience

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dept. of Epidemiology  1/2011 – Present

Informatics Nurse/Quality Assurance Officer

{C}·         Ensure data quality for data obtained from clinical sources

{C}·         Amass, transform and integrate data from multiple sources


{C}·         {C}Creation of data mining tools for researchers.  Includes integrated data warehouse for both cancer and HIV/AIDS populations from multiple clinical sources

{C}·         Project leader providing both technical and medical guidance for a multi-center clinical breast cancer study


Berkshire Medical Center  7/2004 – 1/2011

Registered Nurse, Nursing Float Office

{C}·         {C}Provide direct patient care throughout the hospital setting including critical care step down, acute respiratory care, stroke, cardiac, general med/surg, orthopedics, oncology/end-of-life, psychiatric and substance abuse.

{C}·         Patient assessment, medication administration, wound care, telemetry monitoring, admission and discharge


{C}·         {C}Substantial involvement in improvements to the hospital’s EMR (Meditech) forms and data flows

{C}·         Substantial involvement in changes to discharge procedures

{C}·         Successfully completed specialized training in respiratory, cardiac and neurological training

{C}·         Primary nurse in leading to the integration of float pool nurses to the psychiatric floors


Elbow Technologies  4/1993 – 7/2004


{C}·         Responsible for all business development and client interaction


{C}·         Development of a real-time risk management system for a brokerage firm

{C}·         Primary consultant for development of client’s joint venture with Chicago Board of Trade

{C}·         Provided technical due diligence review for a number of potential acquisitions and mergers

{C}·         Developed for medical researchers both stand-alone and web-enabled medical data collection systems.


Liberty Brokerage, Inc.  12/1985 – 4/1993

Vice-President of Computer Systems

{C}·         {C}Responsible for all aspects of the computer systems division of a start-up financial brokerage firm.  Including technical lead and architect as well as overseeing technical staff activities. 

{C}·         Non-technical duties including budgeting, personnel hiring and performance reviews.


{C}·         {C}Rapid development of real-time brokerage system to meet time-to-market considerations.  Subsequent development of replacement system that continued to meet high-performance, real-time needs while allowing for low-cost international expansion to London and Japan.

{C}·         Envisioning, architecting and overseeing development of a trade clearing system that allowed quadrupling of business with only a 25% increase in related staff.


System Strategies, Inc.  9/1984 – 12/1985 and 1/1983– 1/1984

Project Leader/Senior Consultant

{C}·         Senior consultant to, and ultimately hired by, Liberty Brokerage (9/1984 to 12/1985)

{C}·         {C}Project leader for, and ultimately hired by, Garban Computer Services (1/1983 to 1/1984)


{C}·         {C}Lead developer and manager for blended miniprocessor/microprocessor-based real-time brokerage entry systems


Garban Computer Services, Inc.  1/1984 – 9/1984

Director, Computer Services

{C}·         Oversaw other staff and was directly involved in maintenance and improvements to brokerage and ancillary support systems

{C}·         Responsible for ensuring system up-time and performance


Dynamic Microprocessor Associates (DMA)  8/1982 – 1/1983

Application Engineer

{C}·         Primary Help Desk contact for users of DMA’s communications and database products

{C}·         Primary Technical Marketing Representative at trade shows for DMA’s products


{C}·         Assisted in conversion of 8-bit based products to 16-bit operating systems


Fujitsu America  6/1980 – 8/1982

Microprocessor Engineer

{C}·         Responsible for development of microprocessor-based custom office automation software

{C}·         Responsible for working with end-customers in a beta environment in issue resolution


{C}·         Creation of an efficient microprocessor-based document processing/file management office automation system

{C}·         Primary player in the architecting of a second generation office automation system.



Southern Vermont College  2007

Associates Degree, Nursing with Honors

Swarthmore College  1980

B.A. with Honors, Major: Mathematics, Minor: Chemistry



Registered Nurse (Massachusetts), Lic. No. RN277496