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Simione Appoints Claudia Baker, RN, MHA, as Senior Manager


Simione Healthcare Consultants has appointed Claudia Baker, RN, MHA, as a Senior Manager, supporting home health, hospice and private duty clients with extensive clinical expertise in operations, informatics, due diligence, compliance and training. 

A resident of Lexington, North Carolina, Baker has more than 25 years of diverse expertise in consulting and progressive field and management roles. After beginning her home health career in 1992 as a patient care coordinator for Total Care in Winston-Salem, NC, she held leadership positions for Gentiva, CareSouth Homecare Professionals and Accredo Therapeutics. In clinical informatics, she co-developed disease management software, serving eight collective years at Healthwyse and Delta Health Technologies in development, implementation and training for clinical software applications in community-based care.  

A registered nurse since 1985, Baker has earned multiple designations in nursing and home-based care, including clinical certification in oncology, infusion therapy, and wound care. She is also certified in ICD-10 coding (HCS-D), OASIS (HSC-D), and integrated chronic care management, and is credentialed as a legal nurse consultant and an AHIMA-approved ICD 10 Trainer. 

Baker holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health administration from Columbia Southern University and Pfeiffer University, respectively.