Nebraska Chapter Leaders
Shawntea (Taya) Moheiser, CMPE, CMOM
Owner, ITS Healthcare, LLC
Taya Moheiser, CMPE, CMOM holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Bellevue University where she graduated Suma Cum Laude. She is a subject matter expert (SME) in healthcare compliance, organizational governance, process optimization, and revenue cycle management. She has held senior level executive management positions in private practices, collaborative institutes, and national care coordination organizations. Taya consults on all areas of healthcare operations including performance improvement, quality improvement, risk reduction, and the shift to value-based payment methodologies.
Taya is the current President of Nebraska HIMSS and currently sits on two workgroups with MGMA that exist to provide feedback to CMS on proposed legislation. In addition, Taya is also a speaker for state and National MGMA meetings as well as several rural health associations. She also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity Omaha and recently published a book with MGMA on Revenue Cycle Management. She has a passion for physician advocacy engaging in several terms on government affairs and legislative committees lobbying for healthcare improvement. Taya's thoughts on the innovative use of people and IT was included in the HIMSS Voices of Innovation Publication in 2019 coordinated by the Cleveland Clinic and she is a 2019 Midland’s Business Journal ‘40 Under 40’ Executives & Entrepreneurs Award Recipient.
McCook Community Hospital
Clinical Informatics Nurse
Johnson County Hospital
Jennifer is currently the Clinical Informatics Nurse at Johnson County Hospital, her role is to make sure the EHR, for the clinical staff, works efficiently. She is also the OR supervisor, which involves patient care in the OR and PACU, Security Officer, which involves making sure the employees at JCH are using the EHR appropriately, and assistant DON.
Jennifer started career late in life, she went back to school at the age of 35 to become a registered nurse. Before this, she and her husband and ran their own Hardware/Flower shop. After becoming an EMT she decided health care is where she wanted to have a career in. Jennifer started her education at Southeast Community College to become and LPN and from there knew she wanted to become an RN. When the electronic health record became a staple in health care, she wanted to pursue becoming the go-to person for their EHR. She started by becoming the superuser for the facility, and now she makes sure the software is being used to its best performance. With knowing the software so well, she has become the security officer for JCH. This entails making sure the users are being compliant with the use of the software and the information they have available to them.
Connie Ganz, MHA, BS, RN
Health Statistics Administrator
State of Nebraska
Connie Ganz, MHA, RN-BC has over 30 years of experience in healthcare technology. She is the Health Statistics Administrator for the State of Nebraska, has a Master of Healthcare Administration and Technology and is certified as both a Change Management Professional and an Informatics Nurse. She has been an active member of the NE HIMSS chapter as past co-chair of the Membership and Sponsorship Committee, assisting with the Program Committee, serving as President Elect and recently co-presenting at a Nursing Informatics Boot Camp sponsored by NE HIMSS.
She also was the Director of Clinical Informatics at Bryan Health with oversight of over 150 clinical applications, developing the Clinical Informatics specialty model that matured into support for technology system selection, build, testing, training, super user development, implementation and ongoing optimization. She has a passion for change management and adoption, mentoring and development of leaders, education, and using data and system functionality for continuous quality improvement.
Bryan Health Connect
Clinical Informatics Lead
Brandon Fleharty is a Clinical Informatics Lead at Nebraska Medicine. Brandon is a nurse by background and has worked in healthcare IT since 2014, where he has gained experience managing projects, analyzing workflows and implementing complex technologies to improve patient safety and quality of care. He is board certified in Nursing Informatics, PMP certified and recently received his MHA and MSN from Clarkson College. Brandon is passionate about using technology to enhance interactions between patients and clinicians in a manner that promotes collaboration and continuous improvement.
Organization Communications Advancement
Project Management Office Director
Bryan Health, Lincoln, NE
Bridgett Ojeda is the Project Management Office Director at Bryan Health in Lincoln, NE. Bridgett served as the Epic Project Director for Bryan Health in 2018. Bridgett is an expert in healthcare technology and has been dedicated to the field for the past 17 years. Bridgett is experienced in driving results through leading implementation projects, software lifecycle management, and governance structure oversight. Bridgett holds a Masters of Arts in Management degree and is a Project Management Professional certified. Bridgett enjoys volunteering as a Wish Granter for the Make A Wish Foundation and serving in an elementary classroom each year for Junior Achievement.
Bridgett is married to Eric, and they have three children, Jude, Jace, and Lydia.
Cynthia Arnold, MSN RN-BC
Director, Quality Assurance
Beatrice Community Hospital
Cindy Arnold is the Director of Quality Assurance at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center in Beatrice NE. Cindy is responsible for ensuring the organizational Quality initiatives; Regulatory, Reporting, and Safety measures are upheld. Cindy holds a master’s degree in Nursing Informatics; ANCC Board Certification in Informatics; Six Sigma Green Belt; a Post-Master’s Degree as a Nurse Educator; and is an Adjunct Faculty member in Informatics at Nebraska Methodist College of Health Sciences in the MSN and MBA programs.
Cindy is experienced in leading software implementations, clinical workflow analysis, process improvement projects, and Quality and Safety initiatives. She has worked in a variety of Informatics roles in Critical Access Hospitals, Regional, and National Healthcare organizations; Vendor Consulting; and in the Academic setting. Cindy was a member of the initial re-charting committee for Nebraska HIMSS and continues to serve on the Program Committee.
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