Laura Kolkman, RN, MS, FHIMSS, is the founder and President of Mosaica Partners, the nationally recognized health information exchange consulting firm. She has over 20 years of international experience in healthcare, information technology and consulting and she is a Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree in Computer Science. This unique set of skills aid in seamlessly blending the two worlds of healthcare and information technology.
In 2005, Laura established Mosaica Partners, a consulting practice specializing in electronic health information strategies for mid to large size medical practices and healthcare organizations and communities. Under her leadership, the firm developed proprietary assessment and HIE formation methodologies. Services include development of HIE formation and implementation strategies, prioritizing software evaluation criteria, and customized training and education programs.
Mosaica Partners’ clients now include federal and state agencies, regional non-profits, a Beacon Community award recipient, individual HIEs and numerous HIE/HIT vendors.
Laura began her professional career as a Registered Nurse, and after ten years in clinical practice, she recognized the potential for information technology to improve healthcare quality. After completing a Masters Degree in Computer Science, Laura held a number of increasingly responsible positions in IT with an emphasis on health IT. These included serving as Chief Information Officer at PharMerica Corp, Vice President of Information Technology at Arrow Electronics, and Senior Director of Global R&D Business Solutions at Pharmacia & Upjohn.
Laura is a Fellow of the Healthcare Information Management System Society (HIMSS). She chaired HIMSS' Health Information Exchange Steering Committee in 2008-2009. Laura is also an active member of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, American Health Information Management Association, American Medical Informatics Association, Business and Professional Women, eHealth Initiative, National Association of Women Business Owners, and Women in Technology International. She received her BS in Nursing from the University of Michigan and her MSc in Computer Science from Western Michigan University.
Along with Bob Brown, Laura is the co-author of “The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide – The Authoritative Guide for Planning and Forming an HIE in Your State, Region or Community.” The book was published by the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) and received the HIMSS Book of the Year Award in 2012.