Melanie Halpern, RN-BC, MBA, CCDS
Quality RN Advisor – RWJBarnabas Health
Melanie Halpern is a Quality RN Advisor at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, possesses a unique blend of clinical tenure and healthcare management experience, and is uniquely positioned for managing complex, quaternary care and performance improvement programs to support departments as an exceptional lean six sigma (LSS) green belt facilitator.
Halpern is a Baccalaureate of Science professional registered nurse, board certified by the American Nursing Credential Commission in Med/Surg Nursing, is a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) and CCRN alumna with over 16 years of critical care experience in New Jersey and Massachusetts. She holds a MBA with focus in finance and marketing from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management.
Halpern’s interest in healthcare operations focuses on high reliability organizations, quality resource management, and risk models across the revenue cycle to accurately capture the patients’ severity of illness and risk of mortality, which impacts publicly reported scorecards. Halpern routinely conducts root cause analyses and interfaces with regulatory agencies.