Bella Zaghi graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with her Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and continued her studies at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health for her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Healthcare Management with a specialization in Health Information Technology. While pursuing her degree, she supported the Biostatistics department and conducted an internship at UCLA Medical Center in cost accounting, building standards and developing the system for seven cost centers within the Medical Center.
Upon graduation Bella was recognized with Women in Healthcare Administration and HIMSS’s Master Student Award for her academic merit, drive and promise to make a positive difference in Health IT and was an inducted member into Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society, a national academic honor society for the top Healthcare Administration students.
Bella’s involvement with SoCal HIMSS has grown over the years. She chaired the Academic Alliance community, creating a sustainable infrastructure and network to service and outreach to students in the region. She then served as VP of Admin when the Chapter was distinguished as Chapter of Year. In her current role as President, the chapter events have tripled targeting providers, expanded with collaborations locally and globally and kicked off the Women in Health IT branch with the first networking event and symposium.
Bella currently works at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as a Sr. Data Report/System Analyst where she supports Nursing and Operations with data and reports quality outcomes for accreditation, regulatory, research, performance improvement and medical staff.