Verisma Appoints Linda L. Kloss to Strategic Advisory Board
By Tamer Abouras
Verisma, a leader in release of information (ROI) automation systems for the healthcare industry, announced this week that Linda L. Kloss, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, an executive leader with four decades of healthcare and nonprofit leadership, has joined the company’s strategic advisory board.
“We are pleased to have Linda Kloss partner with us as a strategic advisor,” said Andrew McManus, senior vice president of Verisma. “Her extensive career and expertise in the industry will be extremely valuable in helping us to deliver value to our healthcare clients through insights and best practice strategies for fully compliant ROI.”
Kloss is a leading expert on health information governance and management practices advancing sound information policy and regulatory compliance. She is the author of Implementing Health Information Governance: Lessons from the Field, the first practical how-to book on health information governance practices for the digital era. As the former CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Kloss expanded the group’s influence at a critical time in the transition from paper to electronic health records (EHRs), the adoption of health information standards and code sets and U.S. healthcare’s first privacy and security laws and regulations.
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Kloss serves as a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), which advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on national health information policy and currently co-chairs its Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality and Security. She regularly consults on strategic and change leadership and has been associated with a number of successful health information technology companies in the past.
“I am delighted to join Verisma’s strategic advisory board,” said Kloss. “Traditionally, ROI has been somewhat hidden in the ‘backroom.’ Not anymore. ROI today demands intelligent technology to ensure compliance while improving service quality and cost effective workflow. I believe that Verisma’s sophisticated platform and service-oriented vision, combined with their controls and accountability, will assist providers in reaching and exceeding patient services and compliance goals.”
The Verisma strategic advisory board is composed of leaders and executives who have built their careers in the healthcare industry. Their specialties range from The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other legislation to health information management and executive leadership. The advisory board members include:
Cliff Baker, managing partner, Meditology — Baker is an industry leader in healthcare information technology, privacy and security with more than 17 years of industry experience. He has worked with the nation’s leading healthcare organizations across all sectors of the industry.
Jon Neiditz, partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP — Neiditz is one of the Best Lawyers in America in Information Management Law. He co-leads the Big Data, Privacy and Information Security Practice and co-chairs the Data Protection Committee of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw).
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Verisma Systems’ flagship ROI Automation System, Verisma Release Manager (VRM), is utilized by well-known healthcare organizations nationwide. VRM automates workflow to improve turnaround times, reduce errors and drive down costs — effectively automating medical records release while delivering comprehensive release audit capabilities. It is the only release technology with integrated HIPAA guidance and compliance review support.
For additional information, visit verisma.com.