BPM+ Health Community Appoints Dr. Theresa Cullen Public

BOSTON, MA, June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The BPM+ Health community has announced the appointment of Dr. Theresa Cullen, who is currently Director of Public Health for a county health department, as a volunteer ambassador for public health. With years of clinical and public health information technology (HIT) experience at the executive level, Dr. Cullen is well positioned to advocate for the public health and medical community, ensuring that the solution BPM+ Health meets their needs.

“There has been a fundamental shift in the medical community since COVID-19 and new budgetary requirements,” said Ken Rubin, executive director, BPM+ Health. “Advancing the consistency, efficiency and quality of healthcare has never been more important. With Dr. Cullen liaising with the medical community, we can ensure that the BPM+ Health solution improves the sharing of health practice models, workflows and clinical and population health pathways between providers and institutions and, ultimately, patient care.

“Dr. Cullen is unrivaled in the healthcare industry in his ability to understand public health issues and drive real results at the intersection of healthcare and information technology,” said Shane. McNamee, MD, Director of Health Information, BPM+ Health “In addition to her leadership of many successful public health initiatives, she has served as a mentor and guide to many clinical informaticians. I am proud to m include in this group; Dr. Cullen trusted me nearly a decade ago for my first IT position. Our BPM+ Health community is thrilled to have Dr. Cullen leading our ranks with his blend of genius, passion and of moxie.

“It is essential to ensure that public health informatics can effectively inform, integrate and use tools that improve surveillance, response and outcomes,” said Dr Cullen. “Engaging with BPM+ Health provides an opportunity for public health to develop workflows and pathways that support our future.”

A retired Rear Admiral of the United States Public Health Service, Dr. Cullen led the development and deployment of the Indian Health Service’s Resource and Patient Management System, which became the only HIT software suite certified within the federal government. As Director of Medical Information for the Veterans Health Administration, Dr. Cullen developed a new model of field/community involvement in HIT that improved interoperability/data sharing, standards, and terminology, as well as patient computer security. At the Regenstrief Institute, Dr. Cullen has advocated for the use of technology to meet identified clinical needs and improve health outcomes in low- to middle-income counties.

About BPM+ Health

BPM+ Health is a community initiative to improve the quality and consistency of health care delivery. It will achieve this by applying business process modeling standards to clinical best practices, care pathways and workflows directly at the point of care. An interdisciplinary group of professional organizations, clinical societies, and healthcare providers, the community develops and pilots standards-driven healthcare process automation techniques to realize the full benefits of health informatics BPM+ Health is a program of the Object Management Group® (OMG® ). Visit https://www.bpm-plus.org/ for more information.

Founding members of the BPM+ Health community are the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Auxilium Technology Group, EvidenceCare, Mayo Clinic, Perspecta, Red Hat, Stevens Institute of Technology, Trisotech, University of Utah, University of Washington and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Supporters of this initiative include the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Health Level Seven International (HL7), Healthcare Services Platform Consortium™ (HSPC), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

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