CommonWell Provider Advisory Board

Formed in February 2016, the CommonWell Health Alliance Provider Advisory Board ensures that the voices of providers, staff and patients are captured throughout all CommonWell efforts. Current members include:

Michael J Maksymow, Beebe Healthcare representative

Mike Maksymow is the VP and CIO at Beebe Healthcare, leading the IT, PMO, Telecommunications, Nursing Informatics and BioMedical teams. Previously, Mike was the Director of IS and Telecommunications at RWJ University Hospital Hamilton, where his organization won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2004. Mike earned his BS in Finance from Rider University and his MBA with a focus in Technology Management from University of Phoenix. He has attained CHIME CHCIO, CPHIMS and FHIMSS. Mike sits on the Delaware Technical Community College Technology Advisory Board, serves on the CHIME CIO Forum Planning and Membership committees, and is a charter member of the Sensato/Divurgent Medical Device Cybersecurity Task Force. In 2016, he was appointed to the Governor’s Delaware Cyber Security Advisory Council to represent Delaware’s health care sector.

Douglas Rahn, Beebe Healthcare representative

Douglas Rahn RN, Project Manager for Beebe Healthcare, coordinates the strategic planning of IT projects for the organization, oversees the Meaningful Use program and serves on several health exchange committees. With 30 years of experience in health care, Doug serves as the CommonWell Project Manager for both inpatient and ambulatory practices at Beebe Healthcare, routinely works with the CommonWell development teams and is the hospital’s liaison to the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN), the first operational statewide health information exchange. He graduated from the Reading Hospital School of Nursing and obtained his Lean Six Sigma Certification in Healthcare from Villanova University.

Deana Simpson, Ascension representative

Deana Simpson, RN is the VP of Transformation Development at St. John Providence, an Ascension Ministry in Detroit. Deana is responsible for innovating and integrating technology into clinical practice and developing strategies and programs for adoption and optimization activities that supports evidence and promotes population health. She participates in the visioning and implementing of technologies to connect care across the care community ensuring information exchange is clinically relevant, easy to consume, and actionable. She has oversight for the acute care and ambulatory EHRs and the ambulatory revenue cycle management system and processes. Deana earned her nursing degree from Ferris State University, her Bachelor’s degree in business/program development from Oakland University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Nursing, specializing in Nursing Informatics, from American Sentinel University.

Greg Wolverton, ARcare and KentuckyCare representative
Greg Wolverton is the CIO at ARcare and KentuckyCare and leads a Knowledge Management Systems staff that delivers services to 60+ sites in Arkansas and Kentucky. In 2014, Greg led his organization to achieve the coveted HIMSS Stage 7 EMRAM designation at 37 sites, placing ARcare in the top 4 % of all ambulatory practices in the country with their advanced use of EMR. Greg is a HIMSS Fellow, Board president of the Kentucky Health Center Network and a member of CHIME and NACHC. He was recently honored as a Kentucky Colonel by the Kentucky Governor for his work with building health center networks in the state.