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Lecturer

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Positions

  • Lecturer of Business Analytics

    Tippie College of Business

  • CIO

    Mahaska Health

Bio

35+ years of progressive experience within Healthcare IT, managing successful implementations and ongoing IT operations across a wide range of clinical and administrative applications to large university as well as small independent hospitals and their clinics across the state of Iowa. At the state level, served on Iowa’s Electronic Health Information Advisory Council and led the Interoperable Electronic Health Records work group in building the State of Iowa’s Health Information Technology Plan. Served as the Iowa HIMSS state board of directors, in the roles of Advocacy Officer and President Elect. As an adjunct associate professor, taught health care executives over multiple years for UI College of Public Health. Happy to be joining UI Tippie College of Business in the Fall 2018.

Education

  • MBA, University of Iowa, 1992
  • BS in Computer Science, University of Iowa, 1983

Licenses & Certifications

  • ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management, Axelos Global Best Practice, United States, January 2015.
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, All, February 2014.

Professional Memberships

  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 1993

Selected Awards & Honors

  • University of Iowa “Outstanding Staff Award” Recipient, University of Iowa, 2007
  • University of Iowa “Improving Our Workplace Award” Recipient, University of Iowa, 2005 - 2009

Selected Presentations

  • Bare, M. & Walker, K. (2020, January) Grape Growing and Industry Analysis. Conference Presentation presented at Iowa Specialty Producers Conference 2020, Ankeny, Iowa.
  • Walker, K. P. (2019, October) Diversity of Ag. Panel presented at Iowa Ideas Conference, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Walker, K. P., Walker, B. R., Grebner, C. & Sellers, S. (2019, January) Walker Homestead: Building Community through Agriculture Education. Conference Presentation presented at 2019 Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference, Ankeny.
  • Walker, K. P. (2015, January) Keynote Speaker of CIO Panel. Conference Presentation presented at 10th Annual Iowa e-Health Summit, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Walker, K. P. (2015, January) Providers Perspective in Interoperability. Conference Presentation presented at 11th Annual Iowa e-Health Summit, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Walker, K. P. (2015, January) Use of Patient Portals in ACO and Population Health Management. Conference Presentation presented at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Orlando, Florida.
  • Walker, K. P. (2015, January) Use of Patient Portals in ACO and Population Health Management. Guest Speaker presented at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Connected Patient Community Virtual Event.
  • Walker, K. P. (2014, January) Unplanned Downtime Readiness. Conference Presentation presented at Epic Spring Advisory Council, Veronia, Wisconsin.
  • Walker, K. P. (2013, January) Connecting Iowa. Conference Presentation presented at Annual Iowa e-Health Summit, Altoona, Iowa.
  • Walker, K. P. (2013, January) MU Dashboards, What are those?. Panel presented at Epic Spring Advisory Council, Veronia, Wisconsin.

Selected Grants & Contracts

  • Walker, Kristy Platz (Investigator), Herwaldt, Loreen A (Principal Investigator) Grant Research, Clinical. Blood Product Transfusions and Safe Practices Implementation. Sponsored by AHRQ Safe Practices Implementation Challenge Grant. Completed. April 1, 2003 - June 1, 2006.

Professional Service

  • BluPrairie Technologies, Healthcare Architect, June 2019 - December 2019.
  • Involta Healthcare Advisory Board, Board of Advisors, March 2019 - February 2019.
  • State of Iowa Electronic Health Information Advisory Council, Board of Advisors, January 2017.
  • HIMSS Iowa Chapter Board, January 2016.