Kim Ball is a senior health information technology consultant with Point-of-Care Partners who brings more than 13 years of experience in managing health care and technology-related initiatives and programs. Kim currently serves in the program management office for CodeX, shorthand for Common Oncology Data Elements eXtensions, a multi-stakeholder led initiative to leverage the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resource (“HL7 FHIR®”) standard to create smarter data for the fight against cancer. Current CodeX membership represents leading payers, associations, patient advocates, government agencies, vendors, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Leading health systems are also a critical part of the CodeX community and are focused on implementing mCODE, the minimal Common Oncology Data Elements, a standard language for cancer data to improve multiple cancer care workflows.
Kim thrives on synthesizing complex information and translating it into successful business strategies, projects, and programs. She applies a diverse education and training background spanning communications, health informatics, project management, and health care IT to help health care stakeholders understand, adopt, and use health IT; interpret health system reform provisions, and analyze data needs in support of value-based care.
Kim has extensive experience in health information exchange and care coordination workflow—specifically in the public sector. She has worked with Medicaid accountable care organizations in Colorado and Illinois leading projects aimed at expanding health information exchange infrastructure and facilitating bi-directional sharing of clinical, utilization, social determinants of health, and financial data among community stakeholders. Key projects included building an enterprise data warehouse to effectively access and combine several data sets into actionable information; informing and testing enterprise terminology services with state HIEs to improve data quality for end-use; incentivizing primary care providers to contribute data to State HIEs; managing an enterprise master patient index software selection and implementation; and implementing data transfer and sharing formats (i.e., FHIR and XDS.b) for near real-time data exchange for point-of- care applications.
Kim has held management positions at a patient engagement software company as well as at the American Medical Association in addition to senior health care IT consulting roles at Health Tech Solutions and First Response Management. She enjoys opportunities to build and bring multiple stakeholders together to advance health care data interoperability.
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in writing. She enjoys gardening, many outdoor activities, and living in sunny Denver with her husband and son.