House joins Conway consulting firm

ANCIL LEA & Associates, a Conway-based national consultancy, has expanded its healthcare consulting practice with the addition of a well-known and respected senior information systems and technology executive.

David L. House has joined ANCIL LEA & Associates as a senior advisor.

David L. House, former vice president and chief information officer of Baptist Health, has joined the firm as a senior advisor. At Baptist, House was responsible for overseeing all aspects of information and technology that served as the backbone of the organization’s network of more than 175 points of entry to Baptist Health’s industry leading statewide network of care. 

During House’s nearly 30-year career in healthcare, 25 years were spent at Baptist Health, where he led the non-profit to become an early adopter of Electronic Health Records (EHR) as part of a comprehensive clinical quality and patient safety initiative. House has also served as a member of the KLAS advisory board, a research organization which monitors the performance of healthcare vendors and has been an advocate of vendor accountability, which has led to better patient outcomes and satisfaction. 

“We are pleased to be adding this outstanding individual to our team,” said Ancil Lea, president of ANCIL LEA & Associates. “House has distinguished himself throughout his career by helping his clients make a difference in the lives of the patients and families they serve. House’s reputation for providing unbiased, professional assessments and recommendations has earned the admiration and respect of the leadership of the organizations he has served. We are proud to have David affiliate with ANCIL LEA & Associates. He is also a dear friend.” 

ANCIL LEA & Assoc. was established in 1991 and is led by Ancil Lea. The firm is known for its expertise in assessing and connecting the technology needs of health care organizations and its affiliates, helping shepherd and guide them to successful technology solutions and make recommendations that are in the client’s best interest. Ancil Lea and the team of advisors have completed projects nationwide and for more than 2,000 health care organizations and affiliated organizations.