Biography

A champion for improving domestic and international public health business processes, Jimica Tchamako has spent over a decade leveraging technology to drive organizational change. Her work implementing information systems that establish efficient workflows has maximized how practitioners use data to transform access to care globally.

As Director of the Requirements Lab, Jimica heads projects that use technology to inform campaigns and activities that improve the health of populations and build whole communities. Through application of PHII’s Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM)™ and business process redesign, she leads her team in transitioning public health program work to yield outcomes that harvest lasting impacts on public health practices. Her strategic direction has formed collaborations across the public and private sectors to use both new and existing technical solutions to advance the field of public health informatics.

Prior to joining PHII, Tchamako served as a senior management consultant in healthcare operations and delivery, where she partnered extensively with numerous health systems of varying size and complexity across the U.S. to lead teams responsible for evaluating and reengineering those health systems’ business processes to maximize efficiency. In addition, Tchamako led the design and implementation of information systems, enforcing best practices, coaching and empowering the health systems’ leadership, and shepherding the health systems through the volatile financial healthcare landscape that ultimately resulted in the increase of each of those health systems’ annual revenues by tens of millions of dollars and ability to effectively serve growing populations.

Jimica holds a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development, International Leadership and Development, and Political Science from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and a Master of Public Health focused in Applied Public Health Informatics from Emory University. At Emory University, she received a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and is currently completing an Executive MBA at the Goizueta Business School.