Doug LaneProject Manager
Project location: UCS HQ – and 82 naval sites around the world
Years with UCS: 5
Most interesting item on his desk: Hand-carved box from Haiti
Improving Patient Care with LIMDU SMART
What type of work do you do for the U.S. Navy?
I manage the design, development, testing, and implementation of IT systems for the U.S. Navy. Right now, we’re working on implementing the Limited Duty Sailor and Marine Readiness Tracker (LIMDU SMART) – a tool we developed at UCS to track Sailors and Marines placed on medically restricted duty. We built our solution with automated workflows that incorporate seamless integration with multiple Military Health System (MHS) systems so Navy leadership can have easy, at-a-glance visibility into patient care and all Sailors’ and Marines’ eligibility to deploy.
How has your work helped the client achieve their mission?
When our team first started, the Navy was operating on paper-based and antiquated systems that limited data visibility. Once we finish system implementation over the next 12 months, the LIMDU SMART solution will revolutionize the Navy’s visibility into patient care and deployability. For the first time in its history, the Navy will have complete visibility of its force strength. LIMDU SMART’s business intelligence capabilities will also enhance medical practices across the enterprise by helping physicians track patient recovery times, identify best practices for treatment, and disseminate lessons learned across the MHS.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of working on your project and at UCS?
On a daily basis, I work with motivated, driven, and exceptionally talented Service members. I get to see firsthand how the work we do not only supports those individuals, but also the Navy’s broader wounded, ill, and injured population. I am also privileged to work with an equally gifted group of professionals at UCS, both on my team and throughout the company. I enjoy the opportunity to support their professional development and love watching them take ownership of their roles to bring about mission success.