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New Book from Next Wave’s Lynn Vogel Provides an Inside Look into the Complexity of American Health Care

Lynn Vogel, PhD, an Advisor with Next Wave Health Advisors, a Huntzinger company, has authored a new book, titled “Who Knew? Inside the Complexity of American Health Care.” The book becomes available November 29th, and is available for pre-order on Amazon.

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Kudos to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children – Named One of the Top-Performing Children’s Hospitals

Huntzinger congratulates Dallas-based Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, which is a recipient of the 2018 Excellence Award from NRC Health for the fourth consecutive year. The award was announced at the 24th Annual NRC Health Symposium held in San Diego in August.

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Huntzinger’s William Reed to Participate in Two Panel Discussions at Healthcare M&A Conference

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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Beebe Healthcare, a Huntzinger Client, Wins Clinical Solution Award

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.

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Congratulations to Adena Health System – Winner of the 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award.

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.

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Embracing Technology 2.0 – Preparing for the Future that is Now

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.

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Insider’s View of Medical Device Security

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.

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Huntzinger at HIMSS18

Below is a quick look back at Huntzinger Management Group attending HIMSS18 last week, which was held in Las Vegas.

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Huntzinger Congratulates Randy McCleese, Named CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS

Randy McCleese has been named the 2017 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). McCleese is the CIO at Methodist Hospital, a two-hospital system in western Kentucky.

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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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