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.
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HMG Staff, on Apr 4, 2019 12:56:31 PM
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.
HMG Staff, on Apr 2, 2019 4:57:19 PM
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.
HMG Staff, on Mar 29, 2019 4:27:35 PM
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.
HMG Staff, on Mar 14, 2019 11:18:07 AM
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
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CISO since 2009, and CIO since March 2018.
HMG Staff, on Mar 7, 2019 11:29:01 AM
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.
HMG Staff, on Feb 27, 2019 11:58:24 AM
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.
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HMG Staff, on Jan 29, 2019 9:05:55 AM
A Postmodern Approach Recognizes That a Single-Vendor Strategy May Be Suboptimal
By Michael Sizemore
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.
HMG Staff, on Jan 8, 2019 1:33:02 PM
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.