Health Initiatives Consulting Expands Transformation Team

With our expanded team, we will be able to extend our proven strategies for data-driven transformation success to more clients nationally.

Health Initiatives Consulting (HIC) has added new members to its team of advisors who accelerate practice transformation.

“Our growth is a direct result of our proven, ongoing success. I am excited about the depth and breadth of experience our new members bring to our team,” said Rhonda Metze, founder and CEO. “With our expanded team, we will be able to extend our proven strategies for data-driven transformation success to more clients nationally.”

New additions to the team include Ilse Bell, M.D., Lisa Israel, and Nancy Thompson. Loretta Khangura joined the team earlier this year.

Loretta Khangura, MPH, CHTS-CP, VP Practice Transformation, is a bi-lingual informatics nurse consultant with more than 20 years of HIT and analytics experience in public health, hospitals, and population management. She is a dynamic educator and speaker on data analytics and its impact on healthcare populations, practices, and providers. Khangura earned her MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and served as a nurse with the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala. She is a candidate for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification this year.

Ilse Bell, M.D., Sr. Director of Quality and Practice Transformation, is an expert in workflow redesign aimed at reducing costs and improving quality. She has demonstrated success in engaging physician leadership and driving practice transformation to team-based patient-centered care. Her knowledge and application of National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) PCMH recognition standards has resulted in NCQA Level 3 PCMH recognition for five out of five multi-site primary care practices. Dr. Bell received her doctor of medicine degree from Brown University.

Lisa Israel, MBA, CPHQ, CPHIMS, Director, Data Modeling and Innovation, has vast experience in helping healthcare providers manage their IT and health information systems. Her expertise encompasses HIPAA, health information exchange, electronic health records, data extraction and analysis, project management, and IT infrastructure. Israel has been an adjunct instructor at Axia College at University of Phoenix, LA College…

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