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Kristy Walker
Healthcare Architect

The Healthcare Guru

Work Smart, Have Fun, Do Good.

Random Facts
  • Co-author of a personal finance text book published by McGraw Hill in its 2nd addition and adopted by 44+ colleges and universities.
  • Taken students to India to study healthcare and entrepreneurship.
  • My favorite footwear are my cowboy boots.
  • I’m a farmgirl at heart, living on an 85-acre farm, producing a variety of foods, raising animals and honey, and growing herbs and flowers using techniques that protect the environment and help foster the development of healthy living.
  • I love the charm and communities of small rural towns.
  • At the age of 50, I started doing sprint triathlons.
  • Each fall, I do a half marathon in Napa with the goal of someday being their oldest participant.
  • Started a vineyard in 2013 and am opening a winery in the fall of 2018.
  • I have always loved programming and working with others to be a problem solver.
  • I am passionate about Healthcare IT and supporting safe transitions of care.
Expertise
  • 35+ years of progressive experience within Healthcare IT, managing successful implementations and ongoing IT operations across a wide range of clinical and administrative applications to small independent hospitals and their clinics across the state of Iowa.
  • At the state level, served on Iowa’s Electronic Health Information Advisory Council and led the Inter-Operable Electronic Health Records work group in building the State of Iowa’s Health Information Technology Plan.
  • Has served as the Iowa HIMSS state board of directors, in the roles of Advocacy Officer and President Elect.
  • As an adjunct associate professor, taught health care executives over multiple years.

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