Martha ChillWellmont Assembles High-Quality Team, Led By Martha Chill, For Enhanced Electronic Health Record

Wellmont Health System has assembled an experienced team of healthcare professionals to oversee the implementation of a new and enhanced electronic health record.

Wellmont has invested in a multiyear, multimillion dollar project to build an electronic health record that will give patients greater access to their health information, create more synergy between them and their caregivers and increase sharing of expertise among physicians.

The health system is utilizing Epic software, which has a proven track record of assisting patients, to advance this cutting-edge technology.

Martha Chill, who previously served as chief operating officer of Holston Valley Medical Center, has been named a system vice president and electronic medical record project director for the next phase.

Prior to her five-year tenure at Holston Valley, she worked for five years at Baptist Health System of East Tennessee. She has also worked for Covenant Health and had a 26-year career with Humana hospitals in Louisville, Ky.

Chill will be assisted by nine project managers:

  • Jeanean Dillard, who will oversee inpatient applications
  • Brad Price, who will manage access and revenue applications
  • Dallas Rhinehart, who will oversee technical applications
  • Jack Sunderman, who will manage ambulatory applications
  • Kristi Williams, who will oversee reporting
  • Angela Wright, who will manage training
  • Bill Heidelberg, who will oversee testing
  • Andy McLamb, who will manage communications
  • Adam Lee, who will oversee conversions and interfaces

"Martha is an exceptional choice to lead this team of clinical, technical and financial project managers as we move forward with these important advancements," said Tracey Moffatt, Wellmont's chief operating officer. "This electronic health record system will take us into a new era of healthcare information, and its implementation will help ensure that Wellmont is positioned for success well into the future."

This innovative project builds on other achievements in electronic medical records that have bolstered patient safety and enabled Wellmont to meet the requirements of federal healthcare reform.

Chill is excited to lead the creation of the electronic health record, advancing Wellmont's leadership in high-quality medical records.

"This is the latest initiative by Wellmont to deliver the best health care anywhere," Chill said. "We have assembled an outstanding group of managers and dozens of other highly competent and dedicated co-workers who will create an efficient and effective electronic health record that empowers patients and medical providers to enhance the healthcare system in our region."