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Kevin Fussell Recognized as "Future 40 Under 40" Professional to Watch

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto
Health & Business Analytics Director Kevin Fussell was recently recognized by The Daily Star as a “Future 40 Under 40” professional to watch.

Health & Business Analytics Director Kevin Fussell

Fussell joined North Oaks in 2008 as a Programmer Analyst in Information Technology, after earning a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Southeastern Louisiana University. In his role as Programming and Reporting Supervisor, he led the systems integration and reporting teams when North Oaks transitioned from paper medical records to Electronic Health Records (EHR). In 2015, he transitioned to the Business Analytics Department as Manager and was promoted to Director in 2017.

Over the course of Fussell's career at North Oaks, he has led or been an integral part of many technology-based projects, which have improved the efficiency of how work is achieved and care is delivered. As mentioned above, he played a vital role in the implementation of North Oak’s EHR.

He also has assembled and directed a team of analysts who leverage a myriad of complex data sets to support data-driven decision-making across the system. He and his team have partnered with other North Oaks clinicians in groundbreaking work in the field of predictive analytics, which helps the health care team intervene before patients become at risk for serious complications. His department’s innovative work has gained nation-wide attention.

"As the business of health care becomes ever more complex, Kevin's talents have become even more valuable to the health system," affirms Chief Health Information Officer Herbert G. Robinson III, MD. "He truly is a behind-the-scenes hero that helps North Oaks achieve its mission of improving lives, every time and with every touch."