Title: President and CEO
Years in HIT: N/A
Previous Positions: Executive vice president and COO, HealthPartners; Executive vice president of care delivery, HealthPartners; Executive director and COO of MedCenters and contracted care systems, HealthPartners; Senior vice president, chief marketing officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota; Senior vice president, Blue Plus; CEO, Blue Plus.
Significant Achievements: Brainerd is the first co-chair of the Minnesota e-health task force, a group charged with policy leadership in the adoption and use of health information technology in the state, which is still active today. She oversaw development of virtuwell, the online service for addressing common patient issues; first launched in 2010 treating 30 conditions, it has grown to more than 50 conditions and is licensed for online care in 11 states. Brainerd was instrumental in championing a system to incorporate touch ID fingerprint recognition for the HeathPartners mobile app, which has added an extra layer of security and convenience for members and patients.
Impact on HIT: In 2012, HealthPartners introduced a tool designed to combat rising costs and make health care more affordable. HealthPartners Total Cost of Care and Resource Use (TCOC) is used to identify factors that drive cost increases, and to improve efficiency and compare providers based on value and quality. The tool has set the standard for how organizations can lower health care costs, and has been adopted by more than 120 organizations in 32 states to provide greater cost transparency and more informed decision-making.
Jan Lee, MD
Organization: Delaware Health Information Network, Dover, Delaware
Years in HIT: More than 30 years
Previous responsibilities: Vice President, Knowledgebase and Content, NextGen Healthcare Information Systems; Physician Consultant, NextGen Healthcare Information Systems; Chief Information Officer, Air Force Medical Service; Director, Electronic Health Record, Air Force Medical Service; Commander, Medical Operations Squadron, Dover Airforce Base; Director of Medical Education and Chairperson, Malcolm Grow Medical Center.
Significant Achievements: Lee has helped triple the number of organizations sending data through DHIN over a four-year period and has increased the number of electronic health records (EHRs) able to connect to the HIE from two to 25. Under her leadership, DHIN has gone from Stage 5 to Stage 7 (highest) on HIE Maturity Model over a three-year period. The organization is enrolling various types of provider organizations from across the care continuum, including 100 percent of skilled nursing facilities, 87 percent of assisted living facilities, 53 percent of home health agencies, 81 percent of walk-in clinics and 95 percent of imaging centers in Delaware.
Impact on HIT: Under Lee’s guidance, DHIN has transformed from a nascent entity to a national leader in health information exchange. Currently, DHIN delivers more than 14 million clinical results and reports on 2.2 million patients each year. All of the state’s acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, major labs and radiology facilities participate in DHIN, along with nearly all practicing physicians. Prior to DHIN, Jan served as CIO of the Air Force’s Medical Service, managing a $3.2 billion IT portfolio. In her senior leadership role, Jan led the Department of Defense’s EHR implementation throughout the Air Force to 75 facilities of all sizes.
Title: VP, Enterprise Performance Management
Organization: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Years in HIT: 18
Previous Positions: Lenzner has held several positions at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, including: Vice President, Information Services; Corporate Director, Information Management and Planning; Director, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing; and Director of Quality Data Management.
Significant Achievements: Lenzner oversees programs aimed at improving the organization’s performance and decision making quality. She created and leads the Analytics Center of Excellence, as well as a team focused on business intelligence and data warehousing, analytics, performance improvement, portfolio and project management, safety, infection prevention and regulatory compliance. She directed the development of a “single pane” view for CHW’s business and clinical analytics data. Lenzner provided leadership for the $136 million iStrategy project, a large-scale initiative that included an EHR deployment, an enterprise data warehouse, and the adoption of advanced analytics to support long-term strategic planning. She also created an analytics Center of Excellence. In 2013, Lenzner was selected as one of The Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, a designation given to up-and-coming leaders who have a significant impact on the community.
Impact on HIT: Lenzner efforts have given CHW executives self-service access to much of the analytics capability that’s been built on top of the data warehouse. She’s also engaged in reducing latency throughout the system and increasing the availability of the data, the performance of analytics, and the speed with which decisions can be made.