Leoma Berroteran, RN, BSN is a Senior Project Manager for the Registry Partners Quality Division, Clinical Registry Services.
Leoma began working for Registry Partners as a Clinical Data Abstractor before her promotion to Senior Project Manager.
Prior to joining Registry Partners, Leoma assisted with quality in the Disease Management Cardiovascular Program for Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, OH where she abstracted and submitted data, generated reports, reviewed data for QA/QI, facilitated quality meetings for physicians, performed research and processed all data requests for physicians and other cardiology staff. In addition, Leoma has served as a Clinical Nursing Instructor for Hondros College of Nursing in Independence, OH and Bryant & Stratton College; a Clinical Research Nurse for Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH; a Staff Registered Nurse for St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, OH and a Clinical Education Consultant for Bard Statlock Products in Covington, GA.
Leoma completed her BSN degree through University of Phoenix and received her Associate in Nursing through Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, OH.
Leoma resides in Ohio with her husband and daughter. She also has two four-legged family members – a dog and a cat. She enjoys going to the gym, walking her dog, hanging out with friends and family, traveling to Sandusky Bay, visiting the beach, boating, kayaking and cooking out.
Q & A with Leoma:
Q: Why do you believe clinical data registries are so important?
A: Clinical Data Registries are important because the registries can track the incidence, treatments and outcomes of specific disease processes. I have worked exclusively with cardiac registries. The information gained from the cardiac registries have provided health care professionals with best practices, guideline directed therapies and appropriate procedures. The cardiac registries track complications and other events. This allows health care teams to develop processes to decrease the number of events. The cardiac registries are important to patients because the data obtained can be publicly reported by each individual hospital. Each hospital that cares for cardiac patients in the Cardiac Cath Lab can publicly report their own data. This allows the public to be informed and provides them with information that will guide them to making the best choice for their cardiac care.
Q: What do you like most about your position as Senior Project Manager?
A: The best part about being a Senior Project Manager with Registry Partners is the team work. My position allows me to work on multiple projects and with multiple team members. Working every day in an environment with a team approach is the best way for me to work up to my best potential.
Q: What advice would you give to other individuals pursuing a career in healthcare quality?
A: I would advise other individuals who are pursuing a career in healthcare quality that the quality field is very satisfying. As a healthcare professional, it is satisfying to see how data collected by registries helps both the healthcare team and the patients in positive ways. You are able to see improvements in best practices, guideline directed therapies and procedural appropriate use by tracking patient care, treatments and events. The quality field provides healthcare teams with the information they need to improve patient care and safety. This field is ever changing and you learn something new every day.