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Avoiding Hand-to-Hand Combat: M&A Survival Tactics

One of the major challenges facing healthcare CIOs is dealing with the accelerated pace of today’s merger, acquisition, and affiliation (MA&A) activities. This challenge was the topic of a focus group of 13 CIOs, recently conducted at the CHIME 2017 Fall Forum. The group agreed MA&A activities were impacting their responsibilities, noting the activities were placing heavy demands on information technology (IT). The CIOs felt it was challenging to be an effective leader involving multiple MA&A activities — addressing multiple goals/objectives, sometimes conflicting, and balancing with day-to-day operational requirements, further exacerbated by limited IT resources amidst a growing workload. The group then examined actions that can aid in managing MA&A activities.
 
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Next Wave’s William Spooner moderates keynote and leads roundtable at the Millennium Alliance’s Assembly – Healthcare Providers Transformation

William Spooner, Founding Advisor at Next Wave Health Advisors, a Huntzinger company, recently led two sessions at The Millennium Alliance’s Assembly - HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TRANSFORMATION.

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Huntzinger Congratulates Geisinger’s John Kravitz on Being Appointed to the CHIME Board of Trustees

Huntzinger Management Group congratulates John Kravitz for being appointed to the Board of Trustees at the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). John Kravitz, CHCIO, is the senior vice president and CIO at Geisinger Health System.

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Key Steps that Help CIOs Better Manage M&A Change

Managing the information technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions is an issue increasingly facing healthcare CIOs. Key steps to better address this issue were detailed in a Health Data Management article written by William C. Reed, FCHIME, LFHIMSS, Huntzinger EVP and Partner.

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Huntzinger and Next Wave Health Advisors Celebrate National Health IT Week

Huntzinger and Next Wave Health Advisors join our clients, and health IT professionals through the healthcare industry, in celebrating National Health IT Week. “In the more than a decade since National IT Health Week was founded, the importance of health IT to organizations has steadily increased” says William C. Reed, FCHIME, LFHIMSS, Huntzinger EVP and Partner. “IT ecosystems function at the very core of healthcare organizations, providing the technology platforms health professionals depend upon to deliver their excellent care. We salute health IT professionals during this week that recognizes them, along with organizations such as HIMSS and CHIME, who aid in their professional development.”

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CIO Ed Kopetsky and His Colleagues at Stanford Children’s Win Davies Award

The Huntzinger Management Group, Inc., and Next Wave Health Advisors, LLC, congratulates Stanford Children's Health and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford on being recognized as a recipient of the 2017 Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence.

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Next Wave Health Advisors Sponsors Dinner for Boston-Area CIOs

Next Wave Health Advisors, an affiliate of The Huntzinger Management Group, Inc., sponsored a dinner for current and former Boston-area CIOs. The group discussed healthcare issues currently challenging organizations, focusing on the implications to and opportunities presented by information technology. The group was especially fortunate to hear comments from Dr. John Glaser, Cerner Senior Vice President of Population Health.

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Huntzinger Congratulates Michelle McEwen for Making the List of Top “CAH CEOs to Know”

Michelle McEwen is the CEO of Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, N.H., which is a Huntzinger client. This month, McEwen was listed as one of the “60 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know 2017,” which was published by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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Health Data Management article features insights from Next Wave’s Bill Spooner on the recent Optum-Advisory Board combo

An excerpt from the article:

"Both Optum and Advisory Board have developed expertise in value-based care, care management and risk purchasing, with Optum focusing more on provider organizations and Advisory Board having strengths in advising provider executive suites and in research, says Bill Spooner, founding advisor at Next Wave Health Advisors, a consultancy."

Read the full article here.

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Huntzinger Salutes the “100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know”

Senior IT executives recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review article.

Huntzinger Management Group would like to recognize the top “100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know” who were listed in a recent article in Becker’s Hospital Review.

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