PRESS RELEASE: MedSys Group Announces ‘Beyond the Boom’ at HIMSS 2013
Steven Heck, MedSys Group President and Healthcare IT Thought Leader available for interviews.
FRISCO, Texas, (February 12, 2013) – MedSys Group, a national Healthcare IT Services firm, today announced its participation in HIMSS 2013, booth # 4070. Company President and Healthcare IT Thought Leader, Steven Heck, will be available to speak about the company’s new Healthcare IT Advisory Services Division that will focus on the next pragmatic steps that IT leadership can initiate before the Healthcare IT boom evaporates.
The US healthcare industry has the best medical schools, clinicians, hospitals and technology throughout the world. We currently spend approximately 250% more per person than the OCED average and are projecting that health care will consume 27% of our GDP by 2037. Realizing that our health care delivery system was “broken”, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2009. Healthcare providers, with $20B in HCIT incentives, have been implementing and installing new information technology at an unprecedented rate. By October 2014, legislation requires that the majority of these systems will be deployed and used in a meaningful way. This sequence of events has led to the great American HCIT boom.
In parallel to these extensive implementation efforts, healthcare executives are faced with a myriad of challenges. The Affordable Care Act will reduce Medicare reimbursement by $150B over the next six years, despite daunting demographics. We will shift public health to “at risk” reimbursement that will require new delivery models. The billions of dollars that were spent on IT to collect data will actually have to produce information that can be used to better manage population health and episodic quality.
“The days of unfettered demand must stop,” Heck said. “Limited capital will require new techniques and behavior. The Advisory Services Division that MedSys Group is creating will not only assist providers’ Healthcare leadership with more effective IT Governance, but it will also assist providers in extracting value from the technology that was deployed.”
Heck has over 35 years of healthcare information technology experience. This includes consulting and sourcing skills in the provider, payer and life sciences segments of the healthcare industry. Many of the country’s leading healthcare organizations have sought his leadership and advice with investment, planning and deployment strategies. Steven has functioned in a variety of executive leadership roles at professional services firms including CEO, President and Partner.
To schedule interviews with Heck or other MedSys Group Executives, please contact Gretchen Hydo, Director of Public Relations, at (818) 203-6060 or by email at,Gretchen@Chatterboxink.com.
About Medsys Group, LLC
Founded in 2008, MedSys Group, LLC is a private, national Healthcare IT Services firm headquartered in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex. The Company advises on, and implements today’s technology in large academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, specialty hospitals and physician practice organizations. MedSys Group’s vision is to enable the evolution of healthcare by being centered on contributing to the success of its clients while providing a supportive culture for its professionals. MedSys is frequently featured in A-list publications and was named number 31 on the 2012 Dallas 100 list of fastest growing companies in North Texas. For more information about MedSys please visit: www.medsysgroup.com or call 972-464-0020. For press inquiries please contact, Gretchen Hydo at (818) 203-6060, Gretchen@Chatterboxink.com. You can also follow MedSys on Twitter @MedSysGroup.