CTG Health Solutions Brings Quarter Century Health Technology Expertise to HIMSS15 Conference
Company shares perspectives of its health IT experts & other industry thought leaders
DALLAS, TX – April 8, 2015 – As uncertainty increases in the healthcare industry, many provider organizations find themselves seeking solutions that provide real value and ultimately result in improved outcomes. For those attending the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS15) April 12-16 in Chicago, CTG Health Solutions (CTGHS) will offer conversations with health information technology (IT) thought leaders on key industry issues from the company’s inviting ‘oasis’ booth space 1580. As in years past, CTGHS’ booth will offer comfortable seating and refreshments as a place of respite from the hectic pace of HIMSS.
As a full service, industry-leading consultancy, CTGHS offers more than 25 years of providing health IT services and thought leadership in support of healthcare organizations’ most pressing health, financial and operational needs. Key executives from CTGHS, including Ted Reynolds, Carl Ferguson, Linda Lockwood, R.N., M.B.A., Michael Garzone, Gary Mann, and Sharon Reynolds, R.N., B.S.N., S.C.P.M., will be on hand to #TalkHITwithCTG during regular HIMSS exhibit hours. These veteran consulting leaders will share expertise on strategies for managing the transition from a fee-based to value-based market on topics such as:
- Electronic health records (EHRs), including implementation, performance improvement, integration, the imminent migration to ICD-10, and what providers can expect from Meaningful Use Stage 3;
- Population health, including value-based care, accountable care organizations (ACOs), the patient-centered medical home, and care coordination;
- Data and analytics, including data governance, data warehousing, business intelligence, key performance indicators (KPIs), and dashboards; and,
- IT support that keeps it all together, from application management, to help desk service management, and security.
“We look forward to HIMSS each year. In order to remain the ‘trusted advisors’ that our clients expect us to be, we must keep up not only with what is happening today in this rapidly changing environment, but also have an eye on what is coming,” said Ted Reynolds, Senior Vice President, CTG Health Solutions. “We view our time at HIMSS15 as an important opportunity to observe current developments including those changing the future of health IT, and to look for ways that CTGHS can further improve upon and develop new solutions for our clients. We use our booth space as a place for discussions, thought leadership and shared knowledge on the issues facing our clients, and as a place that our attendees can take a break in the midst of the show noise.”
Live National Healthcare Radio Show
As further evidence of its established position at the epicenter of health IT and commitment to thought leadership, CTG Health Solutions will host a nationally syndicated podcast radio show, IntredpidNOW Healthcare, live in their booth. Streaming live broadcasts from its booth on Monday and Tuesday, April 13 and 14, CTGHS has lined up a broad selection of industry advocates and thought leaders for #TalkHITwithCTG to share their unique perspectives on the industry, best practices and HIMSS15.
Industry veteran Joe Lavelle, Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare, will host the interviews. CTGHS’ social media team will “live Tweet” thought leadership messages from the interviewees under the hashtag #TalkHITwithCTG. Recorded interviews will be available online and on iTunes following the show.
Other HIMSS15 Activities
CTGHS will have a large presence at HIMSS15, across a broad spectrum of additional activities including:
- The CTGHS travel team will include CTG’s new CEO, Cliff Bleustein, M.D., a well-known industry thought leader. Dr. Bleustein brings the unique perspective of a previous consulting leader, CMO, and medical practitioner who has advised providers on business strategies, operational improvements, and resource optimization.
- Continuing its proud tradition of honoring women making remarkable contributions to the field of healthcare informatics, CTGHS is hosting its Third Annual Women Leaders in Health IT Dinner on April 13. This popular networking event includes top women leaders from many of today’s leading health institutions across the country.
- For the third consecutive year at HIMSS, CTGHS will sponsor a delegation of European CEO, medical board members and CIOs as they visit HIMSS15 to learn more about their American counterparts in the healthcare market and EHRs. The company will host guided tours to leading EHR vendors and key education sessions along with a number of networking events.
- CTG Principal Consultant Joseph Eberle co-presents with Peter Winklestein, M.S., M.D., M.B.A., Executive Director, UB Institute for Healthcare Informatics, the topic of “Partnership Creates Opportunities for Population Health” (Session ID: 138). The presentation, which focuses on how to close the gap between where healthcare data resides and where analytics development takes place, will take place at 10 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 15 in room W190A at McCormick Place. CTG will host a “meet the speaker” opportunity from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT in the CTGHS booth 1580.
About CTG Health Solutions
CTG develops innovative IT solutions to address the business needs and challenges of companies in several higher-growth industries including healthcare, technology services, energy, and financial services. Its health IT division, CTG Health Solutions (CTGHS) is a leading information technology consulting firm dedicated solely to helping healthcare institutions, physician practices, payers, and related organizations achieve clinical and financial goals through effective technology and business solutions. Over the last 25 years, CTGHS has provided healthcare IT, and operational and strategic consulting support to more than 700 healthcare organizations. CTG is a publicly-traded IT services and solutions company that was founded in 1966 and operates in North America and Western Europe. For more information, visit www.ctghs.com.