Hospital IQ Expands Leadership Team to Coincide with Accelerated Growth

Company Adds Healthcare Expertise to C-Suite With Cerner Executive Hire and Appoints Strategy Officer Amid Record Demand for Hospital Operations Solutions

NEWTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hospital IQ, the leading predictive hospital operations and communications software provider, has named Nate Kelly its inaugural Chief Commercial Officer. Nate will lead the company’s newly formed commercial organization consisting of sales, sales operations, business development, and clinical solutions. Hospital IQ has also announced the strategic promotion of Jason Harber from Executive Vice President of Operations to Chief Operating Officer & Chief Strategy Officer.

Kelly, a health technology veteran, joins Hospital IQ after spending fifteen years in various leadership roles at HIT industry giant and strategic partner of Hospital IQ’s – Cerner. Most recently, Nate served as Vice President and General Manager of Cerner’s Health Networks division, where he was responsible for over $200M in annual U.S. sales. Prior, he was GM of its Health System Operations division and oversaw product management, development, and go-to-market – growing the business unit five-fold in four years. With extensive industry experience, Nate has a deep understanding of Hospital IQ’s products and their value to drive operational excellence. Kelly joins the team amid a momentous period for the company, having secured $25M in Series C funding in May 2021. Since 2020, Hospital IQ has grown its customer base by 50%, garnering 14x adoption rates of its operations management platform among hospitals and health systems.

“I am thrilled to be joining Hospital IQ at such a pivotal time in healthcare, and specifically, during this industry-wide movement toward operational transformation,” said Kelly. “Hospital IQ has significantly moved the needle when it comes to enabling sustainable operational improvement through its cutting-edge solutions and unmatched customer relationships, and I’m eager to contribute to the momentum as part of this talented team and continue solving impactful problems our healthcare system faces.”

In addition, Jason Harber, EVP of Operations, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer & Chief Strategy Officer. With over a decade of entrepreneurial and leadership experience in HIT, data analytics, and product management, Harber has been instrumental in shaping the core components of Hospital IQ’s business and serving as an industry thought leader on all things operational excellence. Jason will maintain his existing responsibilities and step into an expanded role of ensuring the strong alignment of product, marketing, and GTM strategy across the entire company.

“I’m honored to have been given this opportunity to enhance my role as a driving force behind Hospital IQ’s deliberate, forward-thinking strategy,” said Harber. “I look forward to continuing to execute our long-term strategic vision with the utmost confidence in our ability to exceed our customers’ expectations by delivering innovative solutions that evolve alongside their businesses, their needs, and the landscape they operate in.”

According to Rich Krueger, Hospital IQ CEO: “We are excited to welcome Nate at a time of significant growth. With more than 15 years of experience in healthcare operations, executive experience, and long-standing industry relationships, he will certainly add more depth to our already strong presence in the market. Jason is well respected by our customers, partners, and employees and has proven technical expertise, business acumen, and prowess to ensure we continue to execute and exceed our customers’ expectations. Both Nate and Jason will play a pivotal role in helping our company maximize the success for health systems and the millions of patients they care for.”

About Hospital IQ

Hospital IQ provides an operations management software platform that uses artificial intelligence to anticipate and direct actions, enabling health systems to achieve and sustain peak operational performance to improve patient access, clinical outcomes, and financial performance. Hospital IQ’s cloud-based software platform combines advanced data analytics, machine learning and simulation technology with an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface to deliver optimized surgical resource alignment, patient flow, and staff scheduling capabilities. Hundreds of leading hospitals and health systems rely on Hospital IQ to help them make the right operational decisions the first time, every time. To learn more, visit


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