ComputerWorld recently named HCA Information Technology and Services (IT&S) one of the “Best Places to Work in IT” for the eighth consecutive year, placing higher than any previous year. This recognition highlights the satisfaction and morale among more than 4,500 technology employees across corporate headquarters and 168 hospitals in the states and the U.K. We’re proud to transform healthcare through technology for our caregivers, patients and families. And grateful to those who chose to use their talents, innovation and skills at HCA to enhance the future of healthcare IT. We call that “Healthcare Inspired” – and here’s the proof. We… Read more.
Healthcare IT, in my opinion, is currently one of the most exciting areas in which to work. We build and provide IT solutions that directly improve the lives of patients while helping the medical team deliver better care to those patients. That’s not something that I, or anyone else in the HCA Information Technology & Services (IT&S) department, take lightly. Our team is committed to success and I think that’s just one of the many reasons we’re often recognized as a great place to work in IT.
For a fourth consecutive year HCA has been named “Healthcare’s Most Wired” by Hospitals & Health Networks; in fact, HCA is the largest health system on the list with 165 hospitals and 42,896 beds. In our modern hospitals, information technology is vital to patient care.
Have you wondered how the news media knows to report which states are experiencing a spike in the number of cases of the flu? Healthcare providers and laboratories share clinical data about certain diseases and conditions with local health agencies in order to protect the health of the community. Exchanging certain health information is one way to boost awareness about illness, to be proactive in preventing any sort of disease outbreak, and to assess how effective preventive methods actually are.
Five Years as a “Best Place to Work in IT” HCA IT&S has been listed by Computerworld as one of the “Best Places to Work in IT” for a fifth year, and I hope I never take being named to this prestigious roster for granted. I am pleased that our healthcare technology professionals have been honored for these past five years, and our leadership teams across the country and I are as committed as ever to furthering the high standards of a “best places” environment. You can read more details about the award in the press release.
As technology continues to become more mobile and social, we marvel at the advancements of the last few years. Technology is crossing into areas we once thought only possible in comic books and science fiction movies. And yet the success of these technologies still comes down to that age-old key success factor: great people.
This is the age of healthcare technology. Big data and clinical data management, EHR (electronic health records) and Meaningful Use, clouds and virtualization, SaaS and the mobile era, not to mention the incredible advancements in medical technologies like genomics and bioinformatics.
EDITOR’S NOTE: On June 1, 2012, Marty Paslick became the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of HCA, following the retirement of the former CIO, Noel Williams. Mr. Paslick has been with HCA for an impressive 27 years, progressing from the Manager of Clinical Systems Development to VP of Product Development to becoming IT&S’s first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Marty brings a uniquely high level of experience and enthusiasm for HCA and IT&S and we’re excited to say he’ll be sharing that with us, bringing his one-of-a-kind perspective to this blog. We welcome Marty Paslick, HCA CIO, as our… Read more.