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Pamela Russell

BSW, MS, FHIMSS
Senior Consultant
CedarBridge Group, LLC
Pam Russell is the Senior Consultant focusing on LTPAC and LTSS business development for the CedarBridge Group, LLC. Previously, Pam was the LTC Program Director/Government Program Subject Matter Expert (SME) at CORHIO for the last five years. Pam managed the CMS/ONC LTPAC (Long-Term and Post-Acute Care) grant to improve care transitions and reduce hospital readmissions through health information technology in 2011- 2014. Over 125 long term care providers were connected to the HIE to receive data from hospitals and labs via the web based program. From May 2014-May 2016, Pam was the CORHIO Program Director for the CMS/ONC grant titled TEFT (Testing Experience and Functional Tools) working with HCBS Medicaid waiver clients to adopt PHR's and develop standards for eLTSS records with S & I Framework. Pam also worked with another grant opportunity for Colorado (2015-2017) at CORHIO, the CMS/ONC grant entitled the Advanced Interoperability Initiative Grant awarded to HCPF focusing on getting data from long-term and post-acute care providers, ambulatory providers and behavioral health programs into the HIE via a CCD (Continuity of Care document). Pam has a degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and a Master's of Science degree in health administration from the University of Denver and is a HIMSS Fellow.

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