Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is eager to introduce Karen Vigueras as the Residency Management Software (RMS) coordinator for our Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. Vigueras joined Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) in 2015 as a recruiting assistant in Human Resources (HR). During her time in HR, Vigueras was part of the recruiting team that hired NGHS’s Epic team specialist who helped implement new electronic medical record (EMR) software, Epic|Care. Before accepting her role in the GME office, Vigueras also served on the IT Technical Training team as an Epic|Care credentialed trainer. In this role, she helped train and support users in physician, clinical support, registration and clinical leadership roles for NGHS’s outpatient departments. Vigueras currently holds five Epic|Care credentials in different modules and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Software Management.
In her new role as RMS coordinator, Vigueras will oversee MedHub, our Residency Management Software. Specifically, she will provide training and user support for the software and will work to standardize and maximize the use of the system as we grow our programs.
MedHub will play an important role in the success of our GME programs and residents. This information management system provides a web-based suite of modules that maintain data on resident and faculty demographics, evaluations, scheduling, duty hours, case logs, reporting information for residency training and program accreditation and much more. MedHub will store electronic records of each resident’s educational journey here at NGMC.
Vigueras decided to join NGHS because she has always had a passion for health care. After exploring other avenues, she decided to follow that passion. Vigueras said she knew she wanted to enter the administrative side of health care and found that NGHS had a variety of opportunities.
“After working in the HR department and seeing the type of community and values we carry as an organization, I knew this is where I belonged,” said Vigueras.
Vigueras was born in Mexico and grew up in the North Georgia mountains in Rabun County. In 2016, she moved from Franklin County to Gainesville. She enjoys photography and exploring new places with family and friends. She is currently working on her United States travel bucket list and hopes to one day solo backpack the islands of Fiji.
Karen is thrilled to be a member of the Office of GME and eager to see how our resident programs will positively impact NGHS and our community.
“I am very excited to be part of such a huge milestone and historic achievement for NGHS,” said Vigeras. “It is going to be a remarkable experience being part of such a dynamic and qualified GME team that will grow our future providers, touching not only our community but our surrounding communities as well.”