Formed in 2016, the CommonWell Health Alliance Provider Advisory Council ensures that the voices of providers, staff and patients are captured throughout all CommonWell efforts. Current members include:
Douglas Rahn, Council Chairman & 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, Council Vice-Chairman & St. John Providence 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.