Speakers Biography (Jeff Bell)
Jeff was recently named CIO of Keystone Technologies. He joins the team as a technology leader with a broad range of experience in large, complex health organizations. Over the last 35 years working in health IT, Jeff has consistently shown his strengths in personnel and program management and has proven himself to be a true agent of change.
Most recently, Jeff served as CTO and VP of Technology for Datu Health. Prior to that he worked for 8 years at Mercy Health System based in St. Louis, MO as the CTO and COO of Information Services. During his tenure at Mercy, Jeff served as the Chief Project Officer for the Project Management Office. The resulting PMO created and executed the Genesys Project, a 5 year program which replaced all core clinical and back office systems. This included the implementation of the Epic EMR for clinicals and patient accounting. Also, Lawson was implemented for general financials, HR/Payroll and the supply chain management systems. Jeff then pivoted to the task of upgrading technical infrastructure, people and processes at Mercy to achieve a 99.9% uptime for all major applications. This included managing the construction of Mercy’s new state of the art data center.
Prior to Mercy, Jeff worked at Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation for 24 years, initially as a clinician and ultimately in the top technologist role. There, among other things, he led the software development team that created an award winning physician portal known as BaptistMD, which won Wired Magazine’s “Innovator Award” and was the single well-regarded IT system internally by the physicians, a notoriously difficult group to please.
As Keystone Tecnologies CIO, Jeff is responsible for strategic IT planning and execution. Working closely with other Keystone leadership, he is responsible for developing a business strategy with an integrated IT strategy. Jeff works to always assure close attention to current client service delivery. Simultaneously, he works directly with clients on technology strategy, with a special focus on large enterprise and Integrated Delivery Network spaces.