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Jody Cervenak


Adjunct Faculty

Jody Cervenak, a Principal at Aspen Advisors, assists healthcare providers in optimizing the value of their information system investments. 

Jody has over 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology strategic planning, design and implementation; performance improvement and business process redesign; and e-Health strategic planning. Prior to joining Aspen Advisors, Jody served as the CIO of a major academic medical center practice plan consisting of 20 hospitals and 3,000+ employed physicians (UPMC) where she directed the information technology systems.  She led many information technology initiatives including the implementation and support of Epic’s practice management and ambulatory electronic medical record solutions across multiple specialties to over 10,000 users. She held various IT management roles supporting clinical, business and telemedicine solutions. Most notably, Jody led the effort to integrate and standardize systems across enterprise in support of the hospital and physician mergers and acquisitions.   Prior to UPMC, Jody served as the and in the consulting division of a Big-8 accounting firm (Arthur Andersen & Co. /Andersen Consulting – currently Accenture).    

Member of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), since 2005

Has previously served as:

Co-Director for the Informatics Core of the CTSI (Clinical and Translational Science Institute)

Faculty member for the University of Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics program

Instructor for University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business, physician mini MBA program

Member of Microsoft Healthcare Provider Advisory Council
Winner of Most Wired’s Innovation Award (2011) – eVisits

Winner of Most Wired’s Return on Investment Award (2000) – integration strategy

Supported healthcare enterprise’s nomination as the Most Wired’s Healthcare Organization for the last 13 years

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