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Healthcare and Life Sciences Recruitment Firm Places Beverly Bell - Expert in Clinical Informatics
Willow Grove, PA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
As the healthcare industry looks for ways to improve patient care, safety and health outcomes, healthcare informatics is becoming increasingly important in transforming the field. A new emphasis on leaders that can drive technology, innovation and quality, is causing many healthcare informatics organizations to hire clinically-focused professionals (RNs, MDs, PharmDs, etc.) instead of salespeople to sell solutions, hardware and software. The main reason is that these individuals understand the lingo, inner workings of a hospital and can relate better with a doctor or nurse. Beverly Bell, a presenter at the upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 14 conference in Orlando, Florida which takes place, February 22-27, 2014, is a prime example of this trend, beginning her nursing career thirty years ago and working today as an expert in clinical informatics. Recently placed by Klein Hersh International (KHI), a leading search and recruitment organization in the field of healthcare IT, Bell, now holds the title of vice president of clinical consulting, health services at Siemens Healthcare, a leading integrated technology company that serves the healthcare industry.
"Clinical informatics transforms healthcare by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information that enhances health outcomes, improves patient care, and strengthens the clinician-patient relationship," says Bell, who holds advanced nursing degrees and is a fellow with HIMSS. It stands at the intersection of clinical medicine and information technology.
The field recently reached a new milestone, she observes: Physicians can now become board-certified in this medical sub-specialty, a development that underscores the importance of clinical informatics in todays healthcare landscape.
The demand for professionals like Bell, who understand the clinical side of healthcare as well as the analytics side, is growing rapidly, especially as the trend toward accountable care organizations (ACO) intensifies, says Michael Frank, associate director, healthcare IT at KHI, who recruited Bell for her role with Siemens. Its predicted that by the end of the year about half of the nations hospitals will be participating in an ACO, a model that emphasizes coordinated care and shared financial risk and is heavily dependent on analytics.
Bell stresses the need for innovative leadership that will support informatics and drive the transformation of healthcare. Leadership must be engaged if healthcare organizations are to have the right culture in place to realize the benefits of informatics, she says. The organizational change component is equally as important and challenging as the technology.
While it is crucial to have professionals with information technology skills, medical professionals must also be involved in the design and implementation processes, Bell believes. To successfully achieve their goals, she advises, an IT department must have good leadership and active involvement of all the users in the implementation process.
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About Klein Hersh International: For fifteen years, recruiters at Klein Hersh International have specialized in the healthcare and life science industries. As market leaders, Klein Hersh annually places over 450 executives who specialize in business development and consulting. These individuals have a deep understanding of the constant changes in healthcare and will keep your company on the leading edge of innovation.
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