Our board member, Dana Sellers, is making news. And we’re excited to share the details.

She recently received the 2017 CHIME Foundation Industry Leader Award for her exceptional dedication and contributions to the healthcare IT industry. The award, given by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), is the highest honor accorded to a Foundation firm member.

“Dana has been a huge asset to our industry,” said Marc Probst, CIO of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the chair of the CHIME Foundation Board. “Whether implementing EHRs that physicians truly embrace, helping us grow our population health capabilities or finding ways to coax more value from our data, Dana always was looking for solutions that met our needs.”

In her many years in the healthcare industry, Sellers has held numerous prominent positions. She has been a Partner in IBM’s Global Business Solutions, where she oversaw the U.S. healthcare provider team. She served as President and COO of Healthlink, and was also the CEO of Encore Health Resources in Houston, which she co-founded with Ivo Nelson in 2009. Under her leadership, Encore served more than 190 providers and completed more than 500 projects in the U.S. that advanced healthcare IT. She has also served on the boards of CHIME, the CHIME Foundation, and the CHIME Education Foundation.

Sellers has witnessed the vast changes that have taken place over the past three decades in the industry. She has seen the benefits that effective implementation of healthcare IT has had for organizations, providers, payers and patients. She is recognized as a pioneer in electronic health record strategy and rollouts and identifying IT solutions that support value-based care.

What does she have to say about receiving the award? “I am passionate about healthcare, and I have been privileged to be able to pursue that passion as a career, and share that passion with others,” she said. “I’m really just a small part of the work that has taken place. It’s truly a tribute to my team and the providers we have worked with, and to their dedication.”

Congratulations, Dana. We are glad to have a pioneer like you guide us.

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