Meet Advisory Council Expert, Maryandra Walters

Meet Advisory Council Expert, Maryandra Walters

Maryandra is a dedicated professional with over 25 years of experience in healthcare.  She is the Information Technology Applications Director for Hoag health System in Orange County, California.  She plays a key role in Hoag’s IT strategy focusing on clinical, business, ancillary and revenue system implementations.  She has held various positions in IT over the past 10 years at Sutter Health, Abrazo Health and Antelope Valley Health.  She has taken her experience with both IT and hospital operations to help her create strategies and success in healthcare system implementations.

We recently interviewed Maryandra to learn more about her background and experience, read on to learn more about her and her experience in healthcare information technology.

Maryandra, what is one piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in your field?  

Meet Advisory Council Expert, Maryandra Walters
Learn the business side of healthcare.  Know how to speak to other healthcare team members that are not from IT.  This is very important.  In order to support and develop tools to help our clinicians and business partners, IT must be able to speak their language.  I always try to remember the audience (whether it is a clinician or business professional) and then adjust to ensure they can relate to the topic being discussed.  

Join Next Wave Connect to learn more about Maryandra, including how she got into Healthcare IT and who has influenced her the most in her life.

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