Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Health Care DataWorks, Inc., (HCD), has announced that healthcare information technology veteran and clinician Beverly Bell has been named chief nursing officer and vice president of implementation services and business performance management for the leading healthcare analytics company.
Bell brings to HCD more than 30 years of healthcare IT experience specializing in customer relations, business development, business process optimization, information technology strategy and complex implementations. Additionally, she has held a variety of nursing management positions in the intensive care unit, cardiac care unit and cardiac catheter laboratory.
In her role with HCD, Bell will develop and direct implementation and business performance management initiatives with HCD’s healthcare system customers. In this role, she will strengthen the implementation methodology in areas such as data governance, executive sponsorship, change management, and training, as well as assist organizations in their response to data analytics in changing business and clinical processes. Additionally, she will serve as the clinical advisor on the KnowledgeEdge solution where she will guide the company in the areas of patient management and engagement.
“Beverly is a welcome and valuable addition to our executive team,” said Jeffrey M. Wilkins, Health Care DataWorks CEO. “Her extensive healthcare IT experience coupled with her deep background in the clinical setting will enable us to speed the implementation process for many of our clients and put them in an even stronger position to achieve broad user adoption of healthcare analytics.”
Bell most recently was partner and chief nursing officer (CNO) with CSC, where she provided guidance on data analytics strategy, IT strategy, EHR implementation, advised clinicians and physicians regarding clinical decision support, and supported the global healthcare team as clinical industry expert during the sales process, vendor product alliances and product solution development. She previously held the position of implementation and optimization practice leader with CSC. Prior to CSC, Bell was associate partner and healthcare industry expert with IBM (formerly Healthlink, Inc.), where she was the key participant on the team to redesign system selection and implementation methodology and was executive project advisor for clinical information system implementation at an academic research medical center, among other responsibilities. She held positions with Premier Health Partners in Dayton, Ohio, serving as Good Samaritan Hospital clinical applications director and in nursing management.
Bell is a recognized industry expert, who has been quoted on the use of technology in healthcare by Advance for Health Information Executives, CMIO magazine and other media outlets. Publications include a 2011 cover story for Healthcare Financial Management Association magazine. She has facilitated focus groups for healthcare industry organizations such as College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Health Management Academy (HMA) CFO Forums and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). She is a fellow with HIMSS, a current member of its national board and is a certified HIMSS professional. She has received a number of industry awards, such as the HIMSS Presidential Award for Ohio Advocacy Day 2011.
Bell holds a bachelor’s of science degree in health education from Central State University and a master’s degree in hospital administration from Central Michigan University. She also has an associate’s degree in nursing from Clark State University.
“I look forward to working with the HCD team as we work to deliver proven healthcare business intelligence solutions to healthcare delivery networks,” Bell said. “By helping our clients to secure high rates of user adoption, we will enhance their ability to leverage their analytics to reduce costs, save money and improve quality of care.”
Health Care DataWorks, Inc.
Health Care DataWorks, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, empowers healthcare organizations to improve their quality of care and reduce costs. Through its pioneering KnowledgeEdge™ product suite, including its enterprise data model, analytic dashboards, applications and reports, Health Care DataWorks delivers an Enterprise Data Warehouse necessary for hospitals and health systems to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights into their operations. For more information, visit http://www.hcdataworks.com.