It's been said that the management of imaging within healthcare is among the fastest growing cost centers in an institution. Infrastructure, equipment maintenance, and clinical staffing expenses are rising faster than many health systems can manage. That's why we assembled a team of seasoned radiology services veterans to help.
The VertitechIT PACSquadSM is a group of technologists, application developers, and clinical experts led by senior IT executives and clinical diagnostic imaging practitioners who can assist in formulating a PACS strategy and implementing cohesive and economical solutions.
Terry Grogan: Chief Information Officer
Terry was the founder and principal consultant of Health Technology Solutions prior to its acquisition by VertitechIT and she's served as the company's Chief Information Officer ever since. Since 1997, she has served as a senior level Technology Director for some of the nation’s leading healthcare institutions and brings with her a strong understanding of healthcare business drivers, making her the ideal leader for the VertitechIT PACSquadSM. She has expertise in streamlining IT operations, directing administration of complex infrastructure environments, and meeting business objectives.
Terry is currently the interim Chief Technology Officer for Temple University Health System and serves as CTO for numerous smaller healthcare and business organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic states.
Myles Angell: PACSquadSM Manager
Myles Angell joined the VertitechIT team in 2015 after serving as an Application Developer, Engineer, and Director of SaaS operations for a nationally respected leader in radiology services. His extensive experience in the infrastructure and application development layers of imaging, focused on optimizing workflows to improve radiologist efficiency, and assisting in delivering predictable, higher quality results.
Myles actively directed, managed, and led a team engaged with over 100 health care facilities across the United States. Other work in the healthcare sector has included IT assessments, project management, and enterprise systems integration.
Stephen Merritt: Sr. Imaging & Clinical Information Architect
Stephen Merritt has engineered, architected, and managed imaging and clinical systems for over fifteen years. Having previously served as Director of Laboratory Information Systems at one of New England's largest healthcare institutions, he has extensive experience in managing and designing IT applications, mapping telemedicine strategy to organizational goals, and working with the medical equipment industry.
Steve is a nationally recognized advocate and speaker on medical device interoperability and security, with a focus on PACS, DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine), HL7, and clinical engineering information technology.
Dr. Leigh Shuman: Senior Clinical Advisor
Dr. Leigh Shuman has been listed among the most respected radiologists in the state of Pennsylvania for the last 25 years. Educated at Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities, he did his radiology training at the University of Texas at Houston, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Prior to his retirement from clinical practice in 2016, Dr. Shuman directed the Division of Interventional Radiology and served as chairman of the radiology department at Lancaster General Health System.
During his tenure at LGH, he was the physician lead for the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of a new PACS system (and related software), responsible for performing 500,000 annual examinations. His work was partially responsible for Lancaster General earning HIMSS Level 7 certification for its adoption of the latest healthcare technology (one of only two institutions in the state of Pennsylvania so honored). Dr. Shuman has worked extensively with major radiology software vendors to help develop tools that improve radiologist’s workflow and efficiency.