Summary: Petrena U. Saunders, founder of Anertep and a seasoned healthcare executive, has joined the advisory board of Vizzia Technologies. She brings a wealth of experience from leadership roles in healthcare informatics and clinical management across major institutions. Vizzia leverages real-time data analytics to enhance healthcare efficiency and patient care.

Key Takeaways:

  • Saunders’ appointment adds valuable informatics expertise to Vizzia’s board, reflecting its commitment to data-driven healthcare improvement.
  • Her extensive background will support Vizzia’s mission in developing innovative solutions for prominent health systems.

Vizzia Technologies has appointed national healthcare executive and consultant Petrena U. Saunders, MSHI, BSN, RN, LSSGB, CPHIMS, founder and managing principal of Anertep to the company’s board of advisors.

Extensive Leadership Experience

Saunders has held a progressive series of clinical and informatics leadership roles for notable healthcare institutions, including:

  • VP and chief health informatics officer (CHIO) at Trinity Health of New England & NY, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the nation with 100+ hospitals.
  • VP of nursing quality excellence and the first chief nursing informatics officer (CNIO) at Grady Health System, one of the country’s largest safety-net health systems.
  • Director and RN positions at Carilion Clinic (250+ sites), Ardent Health Services (30 hospitals), and Northside Hospital (delivers more babies than any other U.S. hospital).

“Vizzia provides clinicians with real-time data analytics, which produces meaningful results for prominent health systems nationwide,” said Saunders. “I look forward to advising Vizzia as they continue to develop innovative data solutions to improve patient care and healthcare efficiency.”

Education Background

She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Austin Peay State University and a master’s in Health Informatics from the University of Illinois. Her certifications include a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).

“We are honored to have Petrena’s thought leadership on health informatics trends,” said Andrew L. Halasz, CEO of Vizzia Technologies. “Her extensive clinical experience and valuable insights are a welcomed addition to our distinguished board of advisors, which includes the CIO of Piedmont Healthcare, former CEO of GE Healthcare and other senior leaders from respected global organizations.”