Jean Ann Larson

UAB School of Medicine
Leadership Development Officer

Jean Ann has over 25 years of experience as a healthcare executive. She has led organizational, professional and business transformations serving as an internal process engineer and consultant, a change agent, Vice President of Clinical Quality and Safety and Chief Learning Officer founding an award winning and respected corporate university.  She also served as a Senior Executive of two large healthcare organizations where she has led the functions of organizational effectiveness, process improvement, executive development, talent management, team building, employee engagement, accreditation, care management, quality and patient safety, as well as several clinical areas.

In 2016 she was named the Leadership Development Officer for University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) Medicine.  Previously she headed up her own consulting firm partnering with health care organizations, executive teams, leaders and individuals to help them become more productive while bringing results-oriented strategic change into their organizations.

She has a BS in Industrial Engineering, an MBA and a doctorate in organization change from Pepperdine University.  She is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. She is a Past-President and Diplomate of the Society for Health Systems of the Institute for Industrial Engineering and a past Vice-Chair of HIMSS. She is the Practitioner-at-large for the Healthcare Management Division for the Academy of Management. In 2014 she received the SHS/HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management Engineering/Process Improvement Award.

She is editor of Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineers in Health Care and her most recent book, Organizational and Process Reengineering: Approaches for Health Care Transformation won the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015 Book-of-the-Year award . Jean Ann is the facilitator for the “Leadership Lessons from Momentum C-Suite Leaders” session.

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