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Vice President and General Manager
Jennifer oversees the entire healthcare team. This includes those from the Garden Practice Transformation Network, who improved the health of nearly 14 million patients and drove nearly $180 million in cost savings; those running the New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN) on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health; and the professionals in Healthcare Innovation Solutions (HCIS) — the Healthcare Division’s for-profit subsidiary — who helped thousands of physicians across the country navigate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).
She has more than two decades of experience in the healthcare field, and most recently served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, NJ, where she led cybersecurity, HIPAA security and privacy, Information Services, Clinical Informatics and Telecommunications. Earlier in her career, she held a similar role at Christian Health Care Center, in Wyckoff, NJ.
Jennifer has served on a number of boards, and was an executive committee member of the Association for Executives in Health Information Technology (AEHIT) and board president of the NJ Chapter of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (NJHIMSS).
Director, Government Affairs, Finance, and Meaningful Use
Bala oversees Government Affairs and Finance for NJII. Bala is certified both as a Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems and as a Healthcare Technology Specialist, and has assisted more than 7,000 primary care providers and several hospitals and physician groups in N.J. to achieve Meaningful Use (MU) in accordance with federal requirements.
Currently overseeing government affairs and financial operations within NJII’s Healthcare Delivery Systems, he previously served as MU Director for the NJ Health Information Technology Extension Center. He is currently leading the NJ Medicaid Provider Program and assists in writing various proposals to the state and the federal government for NJII.