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Developing an IT Playbook for Mergers, Acquisitions and Affiliations

Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly involved in expanding organizational relationships, including mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations (MA&A). Information technology (IT) can bring significant value and risk to any healthcare MA&A activity. Healthcare organizations that ignore the role of IT early in the MA&A due diligence process may miss substantial opportunities and risk.

Topics: Infographics

Adena Regional Medical Center Makes 250 Best Hospitals List

Adena is the only rural hospital in Ohio to make the list.

Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio, has been named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2019 by Healthgrades™. The distinction places the hospital in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals that are assessed for superior clinical performance by Healthgrades.

Topics: Announcements

Who Made the List? Top 100 Hospitals Announced by IBM Watson Health

Best-performing hospitals ranked on clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics.

IBM Watson Health™ published its Top 100 Hospitals annual study this month, which showcases top-performing U.S. hospitals. The IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals program was formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals program.

Topics: Announcements

Get to Know the Top 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs

A new list showcases the top 100 CIOs at hospitals and health systems, which appeared in Becker’s Hospital Review. The individuals featured on the list, and their respective institutions, have received recognition from the top industry associations, such as HIMSS, CHIME and others.

Topics: Announcements

CIO Chat – Patrick Wilson, Contra Costa County Health Services

This is a guest post provided by Patrick Wilson, CIO and CISO at Contra Costa County Health Services. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.

By Patrick Wilson, CHCIO, CISSP
Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Contra Costa County Health Services

Time in Healthcare
16 years

Time in Current Role
CISO since 2009, and CIO since March 2018.

Topics: CIO Chat

Huntzinger Applauds Geisinger for Earning HIMSS Analytics Validation

Demonstrates use of analytics to improve clinical, operational, research and financial processes.

Geisinger has become the first healthcare system in Pennsylvania and the fourth in the world to earn the prestigious HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM℠) validation.

Topics: Announcements

Huntzinger Recognizes Hospital for Special Surgery – Winner of the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence

First orthopedic specialty hospital to win the Davies Award.

Huntzinger congratulates Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), New York, for winning the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence. The award recognizes HSS’ efforts to improve clinical pathway management and its bed planning process. Davies Award winners were recognized during the 2019 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando this month.

Topics: Announcements

Consultant’s Corner – Bill Tandy

An Inside Look into the Lives of Huntzinger Consultants

Role
I am a Client Executive within the Huntzinger organization, primarily functioning in the role of Interim Chief Information Officer for client health organizations. As a Client Executive, I am the liaison between Huntzinger and our clients, coordinating the needs of both parties. Developing trusted relationships enables me too understand clients’ issues and business strategies. From that, I craft the proposed processes and resources needed to help them accomplish their goals.

Time at Huntzinger
I recently celebrated my six-year anniversary as part of the Huntzinger organization. The majority of my work effort within Huntzinger has been as an Interim CIO.

Topics: Consultant's Corner

Considering a Postmodern Approach to ERP System Selection

A Postmodern Approach Recognizes That a Single-Vendor Strategy May Be Suboptimal

By Michael Sizemore
ERP Specialist
Huntzinger Management Group, Inc.

Promoted by Meaningful Use emphasis and funding for several years, clinical systems are becoming less of a dominant force in driving information technology (IT) decisions. Organizations are devoting increased attention to other dimensions of their IT ecosystems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. And, unlike electronic health records systems (EHRs) that frequently presented new automation, implementing new ERP systems usually involves the challenge of replacing some degree of existing automation.

Topics: Tech Blog

Congratulations to Ed Kopetsky, the 2018 CIO of the Year

Huntzinger congratulates Ed Kopetsky for being named the 2018 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year. Kopetsky is the CIO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health.

The award was announced January 7 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The award is given annually to a CIO who has shown significant leadership and commitment to the healthcare industry during his or her career. The recipient is selected jointly by the boards of CHIME and HIMSS.

Topics: Announcements