Laura Adams

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

Ti­tle: Pres­i­dent/CEO

Or­ga­ni­za­tion: Rhode Is­land Qual­ity In­sti­tute

Years in HIT: 29

Pre­vi­ous Po­si­tions: Founder, Pres­i­dent and CEO of De­ci­sion Sup­port Sys­tems; fac­ulty mem­ber for the In­sti­tute for Health­care Im­prove­ment, Bos­ton.

Sig­nif­i­cant Achieve­ments: At

RIQI, Adams leads her teams’ in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tion projects to trans­form care de­liv­ery in the state. The or­ga­ni­za­tion has launched de­signee alerts of loved ones’ con­di­tions, and it’s re­vamped the statewide provider di­rec­tory to ag­gre­gate and nor­mal­ize provider data from mul­ti­ple sources.

Im­pact on HIT: In 2006, she led devel­op­ment of Rhode Is­land’s Statewide Health In­for­ma­tion Ex­change.

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