New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) announced Monday that Jennifer D’Angelo will join as vice president and general manager, effective May 4, to lead the health care division.
“I am thrilled to join an organization I have witnessed first-hand help health care providers across the state transition to value-based delivery models, demonstrate meaningful use of their electronic health record systems and improve their interoperability by participating in a statewide health information network,” said D’Angelo.
D’Angelo is currently senior vice president and chief information officer at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus. She heads cybersecurity, HIPAA security and privacy, information services, clinical informatics and telecommunications at the 1070-bed facility. Earlier in her career, she held a similar role at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff.
“We worked very hard at Bergen New Bridge to pivot to telehealth and provide technology solutions that equip the hospital staff to meet the needs of their patient population during the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe the team at NJII has an opportunity to help health care providers across the state undergo the same transformation during this unbelievably challenging time and I am excited to lead that effort,” D’Angelo said.
At NJII, D’Angelo will oversee the division that improved the health of nearly 14 million patients and drove $180 million in cost savings through its Garden Practice Transformation Network. NJII also helped establish, and continues to run, the New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN) on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health. The NJHIN provides a secure infrastructure for the exchange of patient data by connecting all 71 in-state hospitals and transmitting real-time admission, discharge and transfer alerts to physicians across the state.
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center was the first hospital to connect to the NJHIN.
D’Angelo will also manage Health Care Innovation Solutions (HCIS) – the Health Care Division’s for-profit subsidiary, which has helped thousands of physicians across the country navigate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS) and guided hospitals through the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program.
“Jennifer has a wealth of experience, is well respected in the industry, and the latest example of great talent joining NJII,” said NJII Chief Executive Officer Simon Nynens. “Health care requires innovation now more than ever. We are excited to welcome Jennifer to our team.”