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HIMSS18 and the CHIME Spring CIO Forum are underway, and the Optimum Healthcare IT team has descended upon Las Vegas, NV for this year’s event.  To kick off the festivities, Optimum’s CEO, Jason Mabry, introduced the keynote speaker, Robert Wachter, MD at the CHIME 2018 CIO Forum. The HIMSS18 CHIME CIO Forum serves as a platform to discuss ways leaders can keep their organizations on track and how they can partner with others to address and lead the next wave of transformation in healthcare IT.

During the introduction, Mabry stated, “We (Optimum Healthcare IT) see our role as trusted advisors to our clients.  Where their success is our success.  We’re thrilled to be part of the CHIME CIO Forum, and I’m excited to introduce today’s speaker, Dr. Robert Wachter.  Come visit us at booth #1655 on the floor.”

Dr. Wachter is an international expert on the impact of health IT and author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age. In his widely cited work, he has highlighted the surprising impact of EHRs on workflow and communication. Moreover, his observations regarding the digital squeeze on doctors, are at the heart of the struggles many healthcare organizations face. Dr. Wachter was named, in 2015, by Modern Healthcare magazine, as the most influential physician executive in the U.S. He is a practicing physician, chairman of one of the top departments of medicine in the U.S. and he chaired the national advisory group on HIT in England.  Dr. Wachter will provide a unique perspective on healthcare’s digital journey and what it takes to be successful. He’ll offer new insights and practical steps to overcome the so-called productivity paradox of IT as it relates to Healthcare.”

Following the HIMSS18 CHIME CIO forum, Optimum was recognized at the KLAS Awards Reception as the Best in KLAS Overall IT Services Firm for the second consecutive year.  Healthcare providers across the United States were polled and Optimum Healthcare IT received a score of 96 in the “2018 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” annual report.

From left: Brett Reis, Cait Fogarty, Paul Canto, Jason Mabry, Jenny Paal, Jason Jarrett, Larry Kaiser. Steve Glomski, Val Wallwrath

Optimum earned the following recognition from their clients:

We are looking forward to the first full day and cannot wait to meet everyone at booth #1655.

Have a great HIMSS18 everyone!

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