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Ivo Nelson

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Encore Health Resources

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Ivo Nelson is chairman and co-founder of Encore Health Resources. Previously, he was the leader of IBM's Global Healthcare Provider business where he provided sales leadership, created healthcare strategies and conducted healthcare summits in every major region of the world. Before joining IBM, Mr. Nelson cofounded Healthlink, and built it as CEO into the nation's largest privately-held, provider-focused healthcare information systems consulting firm. Prior to founding Healthlink, Mr. Nelson served with corporations such as EDS and Perot Systems, where he helped start the Healthcare Division and developed it into what is now the largest outsourcing firm in the healthcare industry. He served as vice chair of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the largest association in the healthcare information systems industry, and chairman of the Texas Institute for Health Policy Research.

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