HIMSS21: Headlines from a Largely Empty Room

The good and beleaguered folks from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) threw their annual party in Las Vegas with less than half of the usual pre-COVID crowd in attendance. But while the crowds were small and many of the major vendors were absent from the exhibition floor, HIMSS put the spotlight on…

HIMSS21: The Change is Now

Las Vegas is set to roll out the silicon carpet for HIMSS21, the healthcare technology party of the year. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has selected “Be The Change” as the theme for this year’s conference.  We asked our parent company Pixel Health’s team going to HIMSS 2021 to expand on what this…

Healthcare IT in the COVID and Post-COVID Era

The pandemic-spurred triple threat of increased demand, decreased access, and mandatory distancing, put digital transformation into overdrive. ChannelProNetwork spoke extensively with Pixel Health Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Mike Machulsky and Nectar Strategic Consulting President Barbara Casey to gauge the state of Healthcare IT in the post-COVID era. Read the article

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 (Part 1 of a 3-Part Series)

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…

HIMSS Analytics Calls Out VertitechIT for Global INFRAM Expertise

The HIMSS Analytics Certified program was created to increase collaboration with healthcare organizations around the globe who offer the best tools and/or services that enhance organizational efficiencies, improve patient outcomes and elevate the usage of the models that drive these positive changes. And when it comes to the Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM), VertitechIT is recognized as elite,…