Healthcare IT Pioneer Ivo Nelson Partners with Health Care DataWorks

The founder of Healthlink and Encore Health Resources has increased his stake in Health Care DataWorks, becoming a financial partner in addition to serving as a member of the leading healthcare analytics provider’s Board of Directors.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 05, 2012 – Health Care DataWorks, Inc. (HCD) has announced that Ivo Nelson, a 28-year veteran of the healthcare industry and a well-recognized leader in healthcare information technology, has become a financial partner in the healthcare analytics company.

Nelson has served as a member of the Health Care DataWorks Board of Directors since 2008. He is co-founder of Encore Health Resources and chief executive officer of the startup investment advisory firm WealthLink. Encore Health Resources provides information technology consulting services to assist healthcare organizations with a wide range of strategy, advisory, implementation, process-redesign and optimization activities. Prior to co-founding Encore, Nelson led IBM’s Global Healthcare Provider business and was the CEO of Healthlink, which he built into the largest privately-held, provider-focused healthcare information systems consulting firm until acquired by IBM in 2005.

“Ivo’s commitment to Health Care DataWorks is a testament to the fact that we are well positioned as the leading provider of healthcare analytics and business intelligence solutions for hospitals and health systems of all sizes,” said Detlev H. (Herb) Smaltz, Health Care DataWorks CEO. “More importantly, his increased involvement in HCD brings an unmatched level of healthcare information technology  experience and a deep understanding of the industry that will create synergies among our team.”

Nelson has been recognized for his many accomplishments, such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and recipient of the CHIME Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award given by healthcare CIOs to one person per year who most contributed to healthcare IT over a 20-year period. Most recently, he was selected as one of “HIMSS 50 in 50: Memorable Contributors in HIMSS 50-Year History” for lasting and influential contributions to the theory, adoption and use of healthcare information systems.

“I fundamentally believe that health analytic swill be the next big wave in health care. Health Care DataWorks is the best positioned firm in this industry to provide solutions to this space,” Nelson said. “Their ability to shorten the timeframe for implementation and solve for the challenges of finding the deep technical talent needed to do this work has made them a very attractive option for clients at all levels. And if that’s not enough, Herb and his team know this industry, have tremendous customer focus and are fun to work with.”

Health Care DataWorks, Inc.

Health Care DataWorks, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, empowers healthcare organizations to improve their quality of care and reduce costs. Through its pioneering KnowledgeEdge™ product suite, including its enterprise data model, analytic dashboards, applications and reports, Health Care DataWorks delivers an Enterprise Data Warehouse necessary for hospitals and health systems to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights into their operations. For more information, visit