William Reed, Huntzinger Executive Vice President and Partner, is participating in two panel discussions at the 11th Annual Investment and M&A Opportunities in Healthcare Conference, taking place June 5-6, 2018 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, Tenn.
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HMG Staff, on Jun 4, 2018 4:42:09 PM
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Huntzinger congratulates Beebe Healthcare for winning the AAMI Foundation & Institute for Technology in Health Care’s Clinical Solution Award. The AAMI is the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
HMG Staff, on May 4, 2018 11:23:18 AM
Huntzinger is pleased to announce that its client, Adena Health System, has won the 2018 Gallup Great Workplace award. Only 39 companies worldwide received the award in 2018.
Welcome to the Huntzinger Tech Blog. Our goal is to provide some insights and perspectives on various technical topics that CTOs, IT directors, and other healthcare IT professionals deal with from a technical infrastructure perspective.
By John Hendricks
Senior Management Consultant
Huntzinger Management Group
It’s been said that health systems won’t be in the data center business in five years. Interesting though, I’ve be hearing this for about five years now. Regardless, cloud computing certainly has a place in healthcare now and in the future. This blog post focuses on the public cloud computing market, namely comparing Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
This is a guest post provided by Russell Branzell, CEO and President of CHIME. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.
By Russell Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO
CEO and President
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
How long have you been in your position at CHIME?
About five years.
What do you see as the key challenges facing healthcare?
Certainly cybersecurity comes to mind. I don’t think we’ve ever faced such a challenge in healthcare that has the potential to cause so much destruction. Despite our knowledge of the threat — as we’ve seen breaches in other commercial sectors — healthcare has become a bigger target for hackers as they’ve learned the value of the information within medical records. As an industry, we weren’t prepared for this. As soon as an organization implements a new system, it’s already at risk, as someone is looking to hack it. A bad guy only has to find one loophole in the entire ecosystem, while we have to protect against all of the loopholes.
HMG Staff, on Apr 5, 2018 11:19:06 AM
Highlights from Huntzinger's CHIME Focus Group, March 6, 2018
By Nancy Ripari
Executive Vice President and Partner
Huntzinger Management Group
Spawned by federal regulations and funding, for the past several years, healthcare organizations have largely focused their IT efforts, and funding, on EMRs and Meaningful Use. More recently, attention and funding, has shifted to an emphasis on cybersecurity. While these issues are important, focus on them has been somewhat at the expense of the organizations' technical infrastructures. The vision for the future of the technical infrastructure was the topic of a focus group of nine CIOs, CTOs and healthcare IT leaders recently conducted at the CHIME 2018 Spring Forum.
HMG Staff, on Mar 29, 2018 9:52:37 AM
This is a guest post provided by Jon Burns, Senior VP, CIO and Associate Performance Improvement Officer at University of Maryland Medical System. Huntzinger periodically invites its clients and partners to contribute to The Huntzinger Blog.
By Jon P. Burns
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Associate Performance Improvement Officer
University of Maryland Medical System
Time in Healthcare
38 years, starting in 1980 at Geisinger Medical Center.
Time in Current Role
Since 2006 (12 years) as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Associate Performance Improvement Officer for the University of Maryland Medical System.
An Inside Look into the Lives of Huntzinger Consultants
Managing Director and Client Executive. My goal is to build long-lasting relationships with our clients by working with them to achieve their business objectives and providing them with solutions that exceed their expectations. I work with my clients and colleagues to provide advisory, implementation, management and staffing services, and have recently launched Huntzinger’s Merger, Acquisition and Affiliation (MA&A) Information Technology Methodology.
HMG Staff, on Mar 15, 2018 12:18:01 PM
Tampa General Hospital
One of Florida’s highest-rated hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2014-15, Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is a private not-for-profit hospital and one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in west central Florida, serving a dozen counties with a population in excess of 4 million. As one of the largest hospitals in Florida, TGH is licensed for 1,011 beds, and is the primary teaching affiliate of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. TGH is a service provider to USF Health, a 450-physician enterprise (practice) of specialists that provide ambulatory care, hospital care and teaching. TGH employs roughly 7,000 employees (IT department is 250 FTEs). Annual revenue is trending at $1.2B. TGH has earned HIMSS Stage 7 (inpatient) EMRAM medical records adoption, Magnet status for nursing, and Most Wired recognition five consecutive years.
A topic getting a significant amount of attention at the recent HIMSS 2018 Conference and Exhibition was that of medical device security. Addressing that topic was a dinner and panel discussion hosted by CloudPost Networks, Huntzinger, and Meditology Services. Approximately 40 CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and others, listened to Wes Wright, CTO of Sutter Health, and Clint Perkinson, Director of Information Technology at Beebe Healthcare, provide their insights on medical device security. The expert panelists, as well as the attendees, expressed concern that medical devices present a significant cybersecurity challenge to healthcare organizations.