Old School to New School: What Healthcare IT can Learn from Baseball

One deals in bats and balls. The other manages bits and bytes. But when it comes to using statistics to drive organizational change, New York Yankees’ General Manager Brian Cashman and Pixel Health CEO Michael Feld couldn’t agree more.  Cashman and Feld say changing the game comes down to using analytics to get buy-in, adoption,…

The Times They Are A Changin’

While technology is often the catalyst for change, we need to recognize that it is only one of the many tools and influences built into the human aspect of delivering healthcare.   The healthcare sector is not moving fast enough to embrace cloud computing, AI, big data, and new technologies and processes to improve outcomes…

INFRAM+: A CIOs Best Friend (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

INFRAM and INFRAM+ puts IT in the center of the strategic financial decision-making process  It garners invaluable input and support from clinicians, executives, and administrators  Proprietary strategic mapping correlates INFRAM results with clinical goals and provides an IT roadmap for budget and leadership consensus building  INFRAM+: More Than Just Another Assessment  In part three of our series, we look at how INFRAM+, a proprietary mapping methodology that links INFRAM results…

INFRAM+: It’s All About Process (Part 2 of a 3-part series)

An INFRAM assessment is primarily tactical. INFRAM+ ties directly to clinical strategic initiatives  A three-to-four day on site analysis involves IT and primary department, executive, and clinical stakeholders  Proprietary strategic mapping ties specific technologies to specific clinical goals  INFRAM+: Taking INFRAM from Tactics to Strategy  Not seeing the forest through the trees is a common mistake in the IT business. In part one of our three-part series, we took a look at the HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) as…

INFRAM+: From Tactical Evaluation to Strategic Initiative

HIMSS Analytics set the standard for establishing a tactical IT infrastructure baseline   INFRAM+ uses proprietary strategy mapping correlates INFRAM results with clinical goals and provides an initial IT roadmap for budget and leadership consensus building  The final strategic mapping report summarizes findings, identifies gaps, and provide actionable recommendations  INFRAM+: Tactics versus Strategy  In part 1 of our three-part series, we look at the HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) as a foundational…

Sally, Sally, Sally—Gone, But Not Forgotten

Over the past month, VertitechIT has put the focus on healthcare consolidation courtesy of our sister company, akiro. As one of the healthcare industry’s more unique and innovative M&A transaction consultants, akiro specializes exclusively in healthcare transactions by bringing decades of valuation and compliance experience together under one roof. This blog, “Sally, Sally, Sally—Gone, But…

Steven Cummings Appointed Executive Project Officer at VertitechIT

Former Noble Hospital CIO to Help Lead Digital Transformation Nationwide A seasoned New England Chief Information Officer and IT executive, Steven Cummings has joined Holyoke, Massachusetts-based healthcare consultancy VertitechIT as an Executive Project Officer (EPO).  Cummings will lead engagements with large healthcare systems as the company continues to expand operations throughout the east coast and across the…