Education

  1. Master of Health Administration
    June 2009 – June 2011

Degree: June 10, 2011
Ohio University— Athens, OH, USA

2. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
January 1998 – July 2002

Degree: December 11, 2003
Manipal College of Medical Sciences—Pokhara, Nepal

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

National Innovation Center – Kirtipur, Kathmandu
June 2018 – Current

Advisor

  • Worked as a North America coordinator during the COVID pandemic and assisted with the logistics of procurement of items as well the transport
  • Mentoring team members leading the healthcare and other innovation projects
  • Involved in networking, and collaboration with national and international organizations
  • Resource management including the fundraising campaign
  • Working closely with the Chairman Mahabir Pun and the board on the sustainability of the institution

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Arizona
May 2019 – Current

Assistant Professor of Practice, Biomedical Informatics

  • Mentor Clinical Informatics fellows
  • Attend Grand Rounds and department meetings
  • Participate in hands-on training on Health Information Technology for the medical students

Valleywise Health – Phoenix, AZ
June 2016 – Current
Application Systems Analyst IV

  • Lead Provider Efficiency Program with a primary goal to improve clinicians’ efficiency and reduce burnout.
  • Keep abreast of emerging models and identify innovative workflows to achieve the objectives set by the organization
  • Explore opportunities to collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop clinical integration and enhance user experience.
  • Assist with analytics and development of the quality measures reports.
  • Customize Epic EMR system to assist providers in meeting the requirements of the Meaningful Use, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCC) and other participating payment model systems.
  • Continuously strive in automating the process for the providers and lessen the time spent in front of the computer screens.
  • Support system upgrade, test, validate and migrate the build from development to the production environment.
  • Profoundly involved in a successful Epic 2017 upgrade with a responsibility of reviewing majority of the Nova Notes for the team, building and implementing Express Lanes, Refill Protocols, Dynamic APSO Notes and new features linked with improving physician efficiency significantly.

Implement HIT—Remote Position
October 2015 – May 2016
Director, Clinical informatics

  • Take accountability in establishing relationships, developing clinical transformation strategies, and implementing medical informatics toward realizing the benefits of the motto of the organization “Train More in Less Time”
  • Oversee the integration and utilization of the Skills and Solutions to support best practices and standardize the environment of care.
  • Help in developing the targeted online training curriculum on physician EHR fluency, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Quality Measures, Meaningful Use, E &M Coding, Antibiotic Stewardships and ICD-10.
  • Support multiple initiatives across the organizations from sales and marketing to training and daily client support.
  • Perform impact analysis of the new functionalities and ongoing evaluation of existing functionality.
  • Create physician friendly training curriculum and adjust it based on the feedback and utilization.
  • Work with existing clients and their clinical leadership team to maximize the use of the training platform.
  • Write regular blog posts pertinent to the EHR, ICD-10 and physician training.
  • Participate in the planning of monthly and quarterly organizational goals with the CEO and help to accomplish on time.

Dignity Health—Phoenix, AZ
July 2012 – September 2015
Clinical IT Physician Liaison

  • Continuously supported the implementation of clinical information systems and physician adoption associated processes throughout Dignity Health facilities.
  • Oversee the integration and utilization of clinical information technology (especially Allscripts, Ambulatory Information Management (AIM), and Patient Portal) and clinical process improvement tools to support best practices and standardize the environment of care.
  • Work as a clinical lead for MU -2 and ICD-10 compliant Allscripts version upgrade project.
  • Member of Problem List Initiative core team responsible for providing policy and procedures surrounding patient problem list and identifying solutions within current and future EMRs to improve the quality and safety of patient care with an accurate and manageable Problem List.
  • Member of Dignity Health Best Practice work group, ICD-10 Physician Champion Network, and ICD-10 mobile application selection committee member.

Kettering Health Network—Miamisburg, OH
January 2008 – August 2012
Epic Ambulatory Physician Specialist

  • Demonstrated training and skills development expertise in conducting various training on Epic Ambulatory and Epic Inpatient, Canto, Haiku, MyChart, CareEverywhere as well as Medical Dragon Program.
  • Took charge of facilitating advanced level physician training and tune-up classes twice a week.
  • Efficiently designed SmartPhrases with SmartLink and SmartList for progress note, H & P, procedure note, and discharge note enhancing providers’ efficiency significantly.
  • Effectively delivered advanced level Dragon training that improved physicians’ ability to utilize Epic EMR better and document with improved accuracy.
  • Trained physicians and clinical support staffs on various criteria of meaningful use and ways in achieving objectives using Epic.
  • Provided expert oversight to the Epic EMR implementation and planning, build, including go-live support, post go-live support, clinical demo, dress rehearsal, and workflow management.
  • Regularly participated in the Kettering Ambulatory Physician Council to introduce new establish and develop programs for approval, and actively collaborated in different discussions of various stakeholders.
  • Successfully implemented Centricity EMR from paper-based medical record system. I later helped to transition Centricity to Epic EMR system at one of the physicians group where I started my initial job for the organization.

Nanjing Medical University—Nanjing, China
April 2007 – July 2007
Academic Coordinator

  • Carry out new teaching methodologies and support in the development of a new syllabus.
  • Completed clinical and theory classes offered to undergraduate students.
  • Assumed clinical instructor functions and rendered support to all medical students.

John H. Stroger Hospital—Chicago, IL
September 2006 – March 2007
Research Assistant

  • Investigated various subject matters for the study and documented all data collected; assessed and interpreted data; and supported the preparation of research protocols.
  • Facilitated studies on the use of multimedia in the treatment of diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
  • Obtained the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) Certification.

Pokhara Om Hospital – Nepal
September 2004 – July 2005
Physician

  • Served as the chief medical officer in the Emergency Department.
  • Took charge of patients from different spectra.

Manipal Teaching Hospital – Nepal
September 2003 – September 2004
Physician

  • Held full responsibility in administering and managing patients with general, regional, and local anesthesia.
  • Presided over bedside clinics in support of undergraduate medical students.

Manipal Teaching Hospital and Western Regional Hospital – Nepal
August 2002 – August 2003

Intern Physician

  • Held full responsibility for managing patients as an intern physician under attending supervision.

 

Medical School Honors:

  • Distinction in Pediatrics
  • Distinction in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

 

Service and Outreach

  1. America Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF)
    May 2018 – May 2020
    President
    May 2014 – May 2022
    Board of Directors
    May 2016 – 2018
    Vice President
  • Helped the organization of 20 thousand annual budgets to raise more than 1.6 million US dollars during the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
  • Oversaw day-to-day operations of the organization and provided the update to its donors and the members via the website and social media as a board member, Vice President, and President
  • Successfully transformed the organization by increasing the number of active life members by 400% within six months.
  • Hosted quarterly board meetings and any impromptu online meetings for the smooth operation of the organization.
  • Provided the timely status of the projects running in Nepal to all the stakeholders
  1. Equality Foundation
    October 2017 – July 2021
    Director
  • Equality Foundation has been working to develop communities and bring positive changes in digital literacy through the application of information technology
  • Helping with the fundraising and outreach initiative
  • Distributed 20 computers to one of the rural schools in Nepal as a part of the project

 

Local Outreach – Advisor of Nepalis and Friends Association, Arizona (NAFA)

National/international Outreach – Presented twice at the United States State Department

Departmental Committee(s) – Member of Ambulatory Advisory Council, MIHS

 

Publications/Creative Activity

 

Sapkota S., Bairagi, D. (2003). Newsletter of Pokhara Surgeons’ Club. Pokhara Surgeons’ Club

Sapkota S., Tiwari M., Bairagi D. (2003). Poisoning clinical effects and treatment. Western Regional Hospital

Young J. W., Thapaliya P., Sapkota S. (2011). Caught in the middle: The divide between conventional and alternative medicine. International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare 1(1), 27-35.

Doshi R., Sapkota S. (2014). Health informatics applications in diverse settings: Beyond the horizon.

International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare 4(1), iv-vi

Media

https://youtu.be/2xmytU0H2ss

https://youtu.be/u2zFsVcbsw8

https://youtu.be/zhUKtmXav5Q

Conferences/Scholarly Presentations

Sapkota S. (2005). HIV/AIDS. (Poster). College Campaign Series, Pokhara, Nepal

Sapkota S., Gurung L. (2005). Safe motherhood. (Poster). College Campaign Series; Pokhara, Nepal

 

Sapkota S. (2016). America Nepal Medical Foundation. (Presentation). Diaspora Humanitarian Summit – Office of Global Health Diplomacy U.S. Department of State, Washington DC, US

Sapkota S. (2016). America Nepal Medical Foundation. (Presentation). America Nepalese Association Annual Group Meeting, Georgia, US

Sapkota S. (2017). Old Sight: New Vision (Presentation). NeSA 9th International Conference, New Mexico, US

Sapkota S. (2018). Rural Health Initiative: Early Success Stories (Presentation). Health Foundation Nepal Annual Conference, New York, USSapkota S. (2018). Advancing Healthcare in Nepal: Two Decades Plus Journey of ANMF (Presentation). NRN ICC’s Regional Expert Conference, California, US

Sapkota S., Kelly J., & Panchanathan S. (2018). The Mountains and Canyons of Provider and Resident Efficiency (Presentation); Epic User Group Meeting; Wisconsin, US

Sapkota S., Dunnigan A. (2019). Provider Efficiency Program: Success in Reducing Clicks and Improving Pajama Time; University of Arizona Grand Rounds; Arizona, US

Sapkota S. (2019). ANMF Two Decades Plus Journey of Advancing Healthcare in Nepal; America Nepal Medical Foundation Annual Conference, Washington DC, US

Sapkota S., Dunnigan A. (2019). Escape the Computer: Provider Efficiency in a Safety Net System; Epic User Group Meeting; Wisconsin, US

Sapkota S. (2019). ANMF Two Decades Plus Journey of Advancing Healthcare in Nepal; First Global Nepali Health Conference and Health Festival, Georgia, US

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURES:

  • Physician – Nepal Medical Council, Nepal
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA
  • EpicCare Ambulatory, SmartForms, Kaleidoscope Certifications – Epic of Verona, WI
  • Inter-professional Healthcare Informatics, University of Minnesota, MN
  • Crucial Conversations, VitalSmarts
  • AHIMA-Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Trainer

Informatics Application Training:

  • Epic Ambulatory EMR
  • Epic ClinDoc EMR
  • Dragon Medical
  • Allscripts Touchwork EMR
  • Cerner EMR
  • NextGen EMR
  • Centricity EMR

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Life Member, America Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF)
  • Board Member and Co-founder, Nexus Institute of Research and Innovation (NIRI)
  • Kathmandu Institute of Child Health (KIOCH)
  • KIOCH Partners of America K-Pals Inc
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