Karen Knecht is the Chief Innovation Officer of Encore Health Resources. She brings over 30 years of healthcare operations, healthcare information technology and consulting experience. Her particular focus is on how healthcare information technology can provide the critical information required for a safer, more effective patient care environment. She has provided these services for major medical centers across the United States as well as for organizations like the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Washington, D.C. ; in the U.K. with the National Health Service and in Singapore with SingHealth. Additionally, she has been instrumental in developing and supporting the methodologies and tools that support these projects including tools that support informatics and analytics related initiatives.
Prior to joining Encore, Karen’s work experience included leadership positions at IBM and Healthlink, Inc as well as clinical leadership as the founding Director of Nursing, Critical Care at UTSW Medical Center (formerly known as Zale-Lipshy Medical Center).