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Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, FAHIMA

Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, FAHIMA Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, FAHIMA is the vice president and privacy officer at the Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center, located in Madison Wisconsin. Prior to starting in this role, Ms. Mueller was the vice president and chief information officer at Watertown Regional Medical Center in Watertown Wisconsin.
 
She is an active participant in a number of professional organizations on both the national and Wisconsin levels. Nationally, she is a member of, and holds Fellow certifications from both the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  In Wisconsin, she is the Past-President (twice) of the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA), is active in the Wisconsin Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the HIPAA Collaborative of WI (HIPAACOW). She was most recently appointed to the AHIMA board of directors where she will serve a three-year term. She has also received numerous awards during her career including WHIMA’s Rising Star Award, Motivator Award and the Distinguished member award.
 
Ms. Mueller is a registered health information administrator and earned both her BS in Health Information Management and her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.



Brian Competente

Brian Competente Brian Competente is the Director of Operations at the WHA Information Center.  He has been with WHA Information Center since its creation back in 2003.  His role is to oversee data submissions by hospitals and surgery centers and the release of various data outputs.  He has assisted in the development of many of WHA Information Center’s applications from its data submission tool (WIpop), survey data submission tool, PricePoint and its visualization and analytics tool (Kaavio).
 
Mr. Competente earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
 
 



Derek Buchholz

Derek Buchholz Derek joined WHAIC as a Data Visualization Analyst in 2019 where he designs and develops new visualizations for the Information Center, as well as our hospital members and the public.  He brings years of experience working with software and data to his role.