Title: Healthcare Administrator, Writer and Vice President
Company: Tower, a patient experience consulting group
— Bio —
Christina Thielst is a hospital administrator, consultant, educator and author who has experienced the evolution of healthcare over the last 30 years. She consults with innovative healthcare organizations that seek to improve the delivery of healthcare by addressing administrative and governance issues, including those integral to the execution of health information technology solutions and improving the patient experience. Her firsthand experience with the challenges and barriers to effective communication and collaboration has shaped her vision for health information and social media technologies, as reflected in her writings. She is author of the book Social Media in Healthcare: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate and its accompanying self-study course, as well as, editor of the HIMSS Guide to Establishing a Regional Health Information Organization. Her work has been published in magazines and journals including, Healthcare Executive, Journal of Healthcare Management, World Hospitals and Health Services Journal, Frontiers of Health Services Management, HIMSS HIElights, HITExchange and others. Her blog posts are syndicated by several blogging and news sites. Christina received a Bachelors degree in Social Science/Management from Louisiana State University and a Masters of Health Administration from Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of Health Care Executives of Southern California, Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the American Telemedicine Association.
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