Linda Bund

Health Data Management - - MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE IT -

Ti­tle: Di­rec­tor of Med­i­cal In­for­mat­ics, Chief Health In­for­mat­ics Of­fi­cer

Or­ga­ni­za­tion: James J. Peters Veter­ans Ad­min­is­tra­tion Med­i­cal Cen­ter

Years in HIT: 30

Pre­vi­ous Po­si­tions: Var­i­ous roles within the Veter­ans Ad­min­is­tra­tion at its care fa­cil­i­ties.

Sig­nif­i­cant Achieve­ments: Bund over­sees a group of clin­i­cians re­spon­si­ble for the facility’s com­put­er­ized pa­tient records sys­tem, in­clud­ing de­ci­sion anal­y­sis tools that help op­ti­mize the facility’s per­for­mance. She also de­vel­oped a VA-funded pro­gram for vets.

Im­pact on HIT: Bund’s VA facility is one of only a few that have de­vel­oped a stand­alone data an­a­lyt­ics pro­gram, help­ing to po­si­tion it to be able to use data for clin­i­cal and ad­min­is­tra­tive de­ci­sion-mak­ing.

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