Ask the Pros

Ask the (HIS) Pros

Have you* ever wanted some quick feedback on a nagging question about system selection, contract negotiations, or implementations? Did you ever wish you could get access to someone with 30+years experience for a just a few minutes? Well now you can. As part of an exclusive relationship with healthsystemCIO.com, you can get your most pressing questions answered by the healthcare IT experts at HIS Professionals, a boutique consultancy whose leaders have spent dozens of years in the business.

So feel free to peruse the bios of our HISPros experts below and, if the issue you’re grappling with lines up with their experience, email your question to healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra.

Your question, along with the answer, will be published online and highlighted in our weekly enewsletter. All HISPros Q&As can be found here.

HISPros Areas of Expertise

  • Ambulatory EMRs
  • Ambulatory PMs
  • Ancillary Department Systems, such as Laboratory & Pharmacy
  • ARRA, HITECH and Meaningful Use
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Data Centers
  • Decision Support
  • Document Imaging
  • HIEs and RHIOs
  • HIS Vendors and their Products
  • Implementations
  • Interim IT Management
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Outsourcing
  • PACS & RIS
  • Security and Controls
  • System Selection Techniques
Vince Ciotti

Vince Ciotti

VINCE CIOTTI

Bio: Vince has over 40 years experience in the HIS industry, including 15 with HIS vendor firms and 25 consulting. He is a co-founder and Principal with HIS Professionals since its founding 23 years ago. Vince has authored dozens of articles in industry journals and is a frequent speaker at national seminars like HFMA’s ANI, ACHE’s Congress and HIMSS.

Areas of Expertise:

  • HIS Vendors and their products
  • System Selection techniques
Bill Bogutski

Bill Bogutski

BILL BOGUTSKI

Bio: Bill has over 40 years experience in the HIS industry, including 15 years with HIS vendors and 25 years consulting. He has worked on several hundred hospital consulting engagements, both as a Principal with HIS Professionals, as well as one of the “Big Eight” firms.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Outsourcing
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Implementations
  • Interim IT Management
Barry Mathis, Principal, H.I.S. Professionals

Barry Mathis

BARRY MATHIS

Bio: Barry has over 20 years experience in the HIS industry, including as a hospital CIO and IT Auditor for CHAN (Catholic Health Audit Network). He is a Principal with HIS Professionals, and has worked on numerous IT assessments, system selections, and two interim assignments as a CIO and CTO.

Areas of Expertise:

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Data Centers
  • Security and Controls
  • ARRA and Meaningful Use
Elise Ames

Elise Ames

ELISE AMES

Bio: Elise has over 20 years experience in the HIS industry, including 15 years as a hospital CIO and five years consulting. She is a Principal with HIS Professionals, and has worked on dozens of hospital and physician practice consulting engagements, as well as two recent RHIO/HIE projects in Vermont and New York.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ambulatory EMRs
  • Practice Management Systems
  • RHIOs
  • HIE

*Eligibility is limited to IT executives employed at healthcare providers (acute or ambulatory). Once your identity is confirmed by our editors, you may elect to have your question and answer posted anonymously.

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