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Ann Frasher joined Health Catalyst in January 2014. She has over 20 years of diverse clinical, technical and healthcare experience including critical care nurse, system administrator, software requirements manager, and program and account management. Prior to coming to Health Catalyst, Ann worked at McKesson in various roles from Clinical Program Manager to Enterprise Account Executive. In her roles she worked closely with her customers leading multiple teams to jointly develop, maintain and execute her customers’ roadmaps in order to meet organizational strategic goals. Before McKesson, Ann held roles at IBM as a requirements manager for an EMR project and team lead working with multiple hospitals on data and security design for a community health data network. Ann holds an R.N. from Beth-El School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Ann holds an R.N. from Beth-El School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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5 IT Must-Haves for Quality Initiatives in Healthcare

IT teams are the guardians of health system data. Their role in quality initiatives in healthcare is undeniable. Yet maximizing IT contributions to quality initiatives requires a shift in IT’s traditional role.
Traditionally supporters of data governance, security, privacy, and access—all important for achieving quality initiatives—IT teams need to do more. They need to integrate five must-haves:

Collaboration
Real-time feedback
Interoperable infrastructure
Data best practices
Engaged frontline staff

The industry is up against expanding regulatory requirements that will place high demands on IT teams, including ONC’s goal to reduce the collection and reporting burden on providers. IT teams that embrace these five must-haves are best positioned to create user-centric tools and processes that reduce this burden.

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