Organization: Hospital for Special Surgery
Years in HIT: 35
Previous Positions: SVP and CIO, Norwalk Hospital; VP of Customer Care at Innovatix; VP of Outsourcing Services at First Consulting Group; VP of Information Systems at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Significant Achievements: Nelson developed and implemented an IT strategy in support of the HSS strategic roadmap. She led the hospital’s decision and implementation process to completely replace its best-of-breed legacy systems with the Epic EMR across inpatient and ambulatory settings for all clinical and revenue cycle applications.
Impact on HIT: Nelson’s career has spanned academic medical center, multihospital system and community hospital system settings as well as management consulting and IT outsourcing.