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Ellumen Adds Military Health Expert to Roster


August 03, 2011 --

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 03, 2011

Ellumen, a leading provider of health IT services and expert solutions, today announced it expanded its team with Angela Hester, as project manager. Ms. Hester has an extensive background in health information and technology program management, overseeing more than $37 million within the Military Health System (MHS). In her new role, Ms. Hester will be responsible for organizing and managing technical and contractual components for Ellumens federal health IT programs.

Angie has a wealth of knowledge managing sophisticated technology programs, commented William J. McCollough, CEO of Ellumen. She brings proven experience navigating various software development lifecycle efforts for military health. Her breadth of knowledge is synergistic with Ellumens goal to advance health information exchange initiatives, and we are thrilled to have her join our team.

Previously, Major Angela Hester spent more than ten years in various system development and leadership roles for the U.S. Air Force. Most recently, she served as a product line manager for the Defense Health Information Management Systems (DHIMS). While there she significantly increased system and user productivity, and spearheaded various health information management system component upgrades and installations. Prior to that, Major Hester was involved in key deployments, including: delivering the Electronic Health Record to the White House Medical Unit; enabling critical clinical data to be exchanged between DoD and VA providers worldwide by migrating AHLTA Theater data; and achieving zero medical data lost for more than 5,000+ sailors by providing a backup utility for the USS Reagan in a record-setting two weeks.

Ellumen is quietly managing one of the worlds largest health information exchanges, noted Ms. Hester. The team is steadfast in providing expert infrastructure and IT services to public and commercial health organizations. Ellumens culture is rooted in the desire to improve the status quo and maximize efficiencies in healthcare for our active duty military, veterans and their families.

Major Hester earned a bachelors of science in dietetics at the State University of New York College at Oneonta, and a master of science in human nutrition from the University of Alabama. She is a certified project management professional (PMP), diabetes educator, registered dietitian and certified professional in healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMSS). Ms. Hester is a member if the Project Management Institute, HIMSS and American Dietetic Association and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.

About Ellumen Inc.
Ellumen, an innovative provider of IT services and solutions for federal and commercial health enterprises, specializes in the integration of electronic health records, clinical and business applications, and digital medical imaging within and across organizational boundaries. Architects of the bi-directional health information exchange (BHIE) for the DoD and VA, Ellumen helps clients prepare for the future of health information exchange (HIE) through clinical standards interoperability, data analytics and data security. Agility, responsiveness, and personal commitment to the needs of our customers are hallmarks of Ellumens projects, and our collaborative culture encourages teamwork and accountability among our employees. Ellumen is headquartered in Arlington, VA. More information can be found at http://www.ellumen.com.

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