Bainbridge Island, Wash., October 3, 2023 — The Health Systems Informatics (HSi) Advisory Board met recently for its Fall gathering welcoming two new members – Mimi Coomler, RN, and Dr. Bill Manard. Coomler and Manard collaborated with the HSi executive team and continuing board members, Money Atwal, CFO, Queen’s Health Systems’ North Hawaii Community Hospital and Molokai General Hospital, and Russ Peckenpaugh, Vice President of Information Technology of MarinHealth.
Coomler serves as Chief Executive Officer for Tucson Medical Center, leading Tucson’s largest hospital and TMC Health’s flagship facility in continuous excellence and its community-first approach. In her role, Coomler’s steady and forward-thinking leadership continues to build upon the culture and quality of care that has defined TMC for nearly 80 years. Drawing from more than 20 years as a registered nurse, she is passionate about improving health throughout Southern Arizona.
“Mimi brings a wealth of knowledge in her position as CEO and previously as a nursing and operational leader,” states Stephanie Hojan, HSi President. “Her participation in HSi’s Advisory Board is greatly appreciated and we are thankful for her input as we guide HSi into the future as the healthcare industry continues to evolve.”
Dr. Manard leads as Associate Vice President and Regional Medical Informatics Officer at Intermountain Health, Peaks Region. His numerous years in patient care and provider leadership focus on developing medical staff into community-focused providers blending seamlessly with Intermountain Health’s commitment to providing the highest clinical quality and best patient health and experience.
“The addition of Dr. Manard to HSi’s Advisory Board is a welcome one. His expertise and industry insights complement the existing membership well and we look forward to his valuable contributions going forward,” expounds Hojan.
HSi places a strong emphasis on its extensive network of industry leaders and a robust advisory board, ensuring constant adaptability and expertise in the dynamic healthcare landscape. By collaborating closely with the esteemed members of the HSi Advisory Board, HSi enhances its ability to mold the organization’s vision and excel in delivering services, with the ultimate goal of securing favorable outcomes for its clients.
Gerry Bartley, HSi Chairman and CEO, concludes, “The addition of Mimi Coomler, CEO, and Bill Manard, CMIO, rounds out the vision and perspectives we need and appreciate to help guide HSi into the future and to remain relevant. Our Advisory Board goal is to look ahead, while also striving to support our clients with current project needs.”
Now in its 12th year, Health Systems Informatics provides affordable, IT consulting services to a diverse healthcare clientele across the United States. HSi is built on a foundation of robust, diverse, healthcare talent and a “clients as partners” business philosophy. With expertise both wide and deep, consultants meet an array of needs such as strategic services, vendor selection management and support, clinical informatics, data and analytics, EHR implementation and support, system and process optimization, meaningful use strategy and execution, project and change management, and legacy system support.