Kim Ball is a proven healthcare IT leader who 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 healthcare IT to help healthcare 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 the American Medical Association in addition to senior healthcare IT consulting roles. She enjoys opportunities to build and bring multiple stakeholders together to advance healthcare data interoperability.
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in writing. She enjoys living in sunny Denver with her husband and son.