Irene Smith

Principal, Boston
irene.smith@tatum-us.com

Irene Smith is principal in Tatum’s Boston practice with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector. She has experience with project and program management, working in diverse environments that include payers, providers, software vendors and consulting firms. In addition, Irene has extensive experience in system implementations, vendor selections and information technology strategic planning. She recently co-presented for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Greater Illinois Chapter: “How to Select the Right IT Vendor for You.”

Earlier in her career, Irene served as director, IT for a national nonprofit healthcare corporation and senior consultant for a consulting, integration and web portal services provider.

Tatum professional highlights include:

  • Interim project management office (PMO) director for a Medicare plan for the implementation of an ICD-10 compliant claims processing system. Provided ongoing vendor management and operational support for the claims processing system. Implemented standardized processes and documentation in the PMO for successful operations and project oversight.
  • Project manager for the implementation of a large health information exchange. Outcomes included improved access to patient information across multiple healthcare institutions and providers within the network improving patient care, reducing the rate of increase in cost, and enabled participants to meet meaningful use requirements.
  • Program manager for a healthcare organization comprised of five hospitals and a broad ambulatory network of urgent care centers, freestanding diagnostic imaging centers and physician practices. Implemented a core clinicals upgrade and advanced clinicals applications to meet meaningful use.

Academic and professional credentials
Irene received her Associate in Science from Anna Maria College. She is Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and GE Change Agent certified.

 

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