Health Care DataWorks, Inc. provides business intelligence solutions that enable healthcare organizations to improve quality and reduce costs. Through its pioneering KnowledgeEdge™ product suite, Health Care DataWorks delivers an Enterprise Data Warehouse necessary for hospitals and health systems to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights into their operations.
Chairman and Founder, Herb Smaltz, PhD, FACHE, FHIMSS, has spent his career as a healthcare IT leader. He served for more than 20 years as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at various hospitals and regions within the U.S. Air Force Medical Service, culminating in his appointment as Chief Knowledge Officer. He then served as Chief Technology Officer at UAB Medicine (the teaching hospital of the University of Alabama School of Medicine) and as CIO for the Ohio State University Medical Center. During this time, he was also a Fellow, member of the Board of Directors, and Vice Chair of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) as well as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
The genesis of Health Care DataWorks was Dr. Smaltz’ work at Ohio State on data analytics to help healthcare systems better leverage the vast amount of information inherent in providing medical services to patients. The commercial value of the capabilities that he and his team created there were clear from the beginning.
Says Herb, “A lot of great ideas are often right under your nose. It’s a matter of taking something you’ve been doing or have been involved in at the local level and expanding that idea into a national company. That’s where Next Wave Health can help. When I started Health Care DataWorks, Ivo Nelson was one of the first people I sought out for the Board. Ivo is a smart, pragmatic visionary, and ultimately helped make us a better company.”