Category: IT&S

Information Technology Professionals Give Back to Local Nonprofits

This is Colin – an HCA web technologist and philanthropist. Colin hurt his ankle the day before our organization’s first-ever Information Technology (IT) Community Day, but he and his team employed their technical savvy to virtually include Colin in the important work of the day via webcast. Colin was working from a distance, but 179 of his closest friends and HCA technology colleagues were placed at 22 nonprofit agencies in the Nashville area last week, providing a total of 1,080 hours of skills-based, technological community service. On that day, you would find no dirty nails or paint in the hair, but instead… Read more.

Hackers Make Technology Work for Nonprofits

When HCA Hacks, Nonprofits Benefit HCA’s Information Technology and Services (IT&S) division works to transform healthcare through technology daily. The tech solutions our department develops help caregivers serve patients more efficiently and positively impacts more lives. And the work doesn’t stop at HCA. Our “Simplify IT” approach filters out into Middle Tennessee with our second Hack for the Community. An estimated 80 HCA IT&S employees will serve the Greater Nashville area in a 36-hour “hackathon” on October 13-14 to support local nonprofits with limited technology resources. First organized and implemented by the HCA Foundation in 2014, Hack for the Community,… Read more.

HCA IT&S: Inside One of ComputerWorld’s 2016 “Best Places to Work In IT”

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.

HCA Heroes: Sasha Pickett Gives Girls a Boost in IT

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” So, Sasha Pickett, manager of digital services for HCA’s Information Technology and Services (IT&S), launched a local movement to diversify, and ultimately, change the face of technology. In 2013, with the green light from HCA’s Chief Information Officer Marty Paslick, she founded IT Girls – a mentoring program that pairs women in technology at our Nashville-based headquarters with young ladies at John Overton High School. The three-year effort to raise girls’ awareness of career opportunities in technology has led to nearly 500 budding female techies in Middle Tennessee. And Pickett – the force… Read more.

How HCA’s Mobility Center of Excellence Seeks to Transform Care Experience

Mobile technology is outpacing just about every other area of information technology. That’s why HCA’s Information Technology and Services (IT&S) department has created a Mobility Center of Excellence (COE) to better serve our physicians, nurses and most importantly, our patients. The Center of Excellence will assist IT&S development teams with determining build versus buy decisions and advising on best practices for functionality, presentation and information protection. Our Vision for Physicians We know mobile devices are in the hands of just about every physician. We are giving them the tools to spend less time on technology and more time devoted to… Read more.

The Powerful Potential of Gigabit Internet

HCA’s IT&S department looks to improve patient care with Google Fiber’s upcoming launch in Nashville.

Doug Turner – From Navy Submarine to Chief Information Officer

This week (and month) we’re taking some time to focus on those HCA employees who have served our country in the armed forces. We’ve already highlighted how important it is to HCA to hire more veterans  – you saw this infographic right? Well, today I want to introduce to one of our leaders in IT&S. Doug Turner joined the Navy right out of high school and spent a majority of his time in the confined space of a U.S. submarine. I get claustrophobic just thinking about it. Today, Doug is the Chief Information Officer for our Physician Services Group. I was curious… Read more.

Building the Foundation of IT Solutions Doesn’t Necessarily Begin with Technology

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.

HCA Named One of the “Most Wired” Healthcare Systems Four Years Running

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.

INFOGRAPHIC – Behind the Scenes of Healthcare IT’s Best Kept Secrets

Providing high quality care to our patients is foundational at HCA. It goes to the core of our mission to improve human life. The ability to provide this level of care requires a team of dedicated and professional caregivers but it also demands the skills of professionals who are behind the scenes, supporting those who deliver care.

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