Women's Business Enterprise
HiQ Analytics is led by Suzi Birz and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois serving clients across the United States.
Prior to opening HiQ Analytics, Suzi gained skills and knowledge through positions with increasing responsibility and scope, from an information services analyst through Chief Information Officer. These positions have provided her an opportunity to work in clinical and administrative, department-specific and hospital-wide, research, compliance, and strategy. Suzi worked at The Joint Commission where her position in Information Services help lead the development of the quality monitoring initiatives. Suzi is also certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by Cook County Government.
Suzi’s consulting has afforded her the opportunity to work with some of the finest leaders in healthcare today, working on exciting projects which advance care delivery and research.
B.S. Computer Science, Indiana University
M.Sc. Medical Informatics, Northwestern University
Fellowship, N-HANES, UCLA
Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate
Computerized Psychiatric Outpatient Files: Design and Implementation Issues
Susan S. Birz
Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1985 Nov 13 : 362–366.
Is the Computer a Threat to Confidentiality of Psychiatric Records? A Review
Susan S. Birz, Jill S. Anderson
Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1987 Nov 4 : 299–305.
Nursing Informatics: Improving Patient Safety with Technology
American Mobile’s NurseZone
The Rise in Telemedicine
American Mobile’s NurseZone
Demoralization in Soviet-Jewish immigrants to the United States and Israel.
Flaherty JA, Kohn R, Levav I, Birz S.
Compr Psychiatry. 1988 Nov-Dec;29(6):588-97.
Developing instruments for cross-cultural psychiatric research.
Flaherty JA, Gaviria FM, Pathak D, Mitchell T, Wintrob R, Richman JA, Birz S.
J Nerv Ment Dis. 1988 May;176(5):257-63.
The process of acculturation: theoretical perspectives and an empirical investigation in Peru.
Richman JA, Gaviria M, Flaherty JA, Birz S, Wintrob RM.
Soc Sci Med. 1987;25(7):839-47.
Demoralization and social support in Soviet-Jewish immigrants to the United States.
Flaherty JA, Kohn R, Golbin A, Gaviria M, Birz S.
Compr Psychiatry. 1986 Mar-Apr;27(2):149-58. No abstract available.
Migration and mental health in Peruvian society: toward a psychosocial model.
Gaviria FM, Richman J, Flaherty JA, Wintrob RM, Martinez H, Garcia Pacheco C, Pathak DS, Mitchell T, Birz S.
Soc Psychiatry. 1986;21(4):193-9. No abstract available.
A supportive care clinic: maintaining the chronic psychiatric patient.
Schwartz LS, Robinson MV, Flaherty JA, Jobe T, Birz S.
Hillside J Clin Psychiatry. 1986;8(2):202-8.
Guest lecture: University of Chicago, Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MSBI 31500) – “Ethics and Policy Questions. Genomics, Health Care, and Big Data.” October, 2016; April, 2017; October, 2017; April, 2018; October, 2018; January 2019; April 2019
Guest lecture: Northwestern University, Master's in Regulatory Compliance (CLIN RES 401) – “Research Misconduct Including Data Management and Mentorship.” November, 2011; May, 2012
The Role of Professional Healthcare Interpreters and Effective Communication with Patients with Limited English Proficiency. Webinar – Nebraska Hospital Association. January, 2010
Select an EMR and Access Stimulus Funding: Lots to do in little time. First Illinois Chapter HFMA Physicians & Medical Groups Program. January, 2010
Association of Academic Medical Colleges - Compliance Officers’ Forum, Professional Development Conference, Workshop: E-mail Policies: Approaches, Solutions, Challenges, May, 2007
American Association of Medical Assistants and Illinois Society of Medical Assistants, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, November, 2002
Scottsdale Institute, Audio Conference: HIPAA , Privacy, and Clinical Research, October, 2002
Is the Computer a Threat to Confidentiality of Psychiatric Records, Eleventh Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care, 299‑305, November, 1987 (published, Birz, S.S., and Anderson, J.S., "Is the Computer a Threat to Confidentiality of Psychiatric Records", Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care, 299‑305)
Computerized Psychiatric Outpatient Files: Design and Implementation Issues, Ninth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care, 362‑ 366, November, 1985 (published, Birz, S., "Computerized Psychiatric Outpatient Files: Design and Implementation Issues", Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care, 362‑ 366
American Health Information Management Association
American Medical Informatics Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology – Affiliated Health Professional
Health Care Compliance Association
Health Information and Management Systems Society – Fellow
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange
Past Member of NurseZone.com Advisory Board
Past Board Member of the Illinois Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Past Member of the Information Systems Committee of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Suzi Birz, MScMI, FHIMSS
Principal of HiQ Analytics, LLC
Life-long Chicagoan with an enthusiasm for the city, its culture, and its sports teams.
When not working, Suzi enjoys spending time with family and friends, cross-training at the gym, attending live theater, spending time on Chicago’s amazing lakefront.
More than 117,000 people are waiting for a life-saving transplant. In 2005, Suzi saw medical research from the patient’s perspective when she became a living kidney donor. Read about the amazing opportunities to give the gift of life.