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Sheri Stoltenberg, Founder and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - Although older generations grew up with different defining cultural events and economic standards, they can relate to the core motivation to want to lay a career foundation. So, what can employers do to eliminate this generational gap? Consider these five steps to improve employee understanding and motivation, inspired by direct feedback from our Millennial workers.
Joncé Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - Healthcare organizations that prepare for changes under MACRA with finance's key role in mind will find themselves in a better position to succeed as the program evolves.
MACRA, which was passed with bipartisan support in Congress, launched its first reporting period in January 2017 in which eligible Medicare clinicians will be reporting to a Quality Payment Program (QPP) that determines a physician's reimbursement based on the high quality, efficient care they provide that's supported by technology.

Part Two of this article explores the operational and reputational implications of MIPS reporting and the technology investments that will be vital to success.
Numerous industry surveys have highlighted that U.S. physicians, by and large, remain unprepared for managing and executing Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) initiatives.

Joncé Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., also is not surprised by news about physicians' lack of preparedness for MACRA. "I think a lot of people felt that a program of this magnitude, size and complexity would ultimately be delayed, but it was not, so I think that has caught people pretty unprepared. And, this program is replacing three of the previous physician reimbursement incentive programs, yet it's so unlike the pieces and parts of those programs, so I think there's a very large education curve that's going to have to take place."
Written by Sheri Stoltenberg, Founder and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - As first-year reporting for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) pushes on, healthcare organizations feel understaffed when it comes to health IT. Many are struggling to figure out how to align with the Act's Quality Payment Program (QPP), which streamlines and increases provider accountability for quality outcomes and cost reduction.

As many have learned already, success under the program will take far more than just passive submission of claims data. It will take coordination between IT and other departments, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the long-term goals ...
The number one reason to go to your EHR vendor's user group meeting is to get "an immersed, first-hand experience of the vendor technology," says Dan O'Connor, vice president of client relations at Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc.

First-time user group meeting attendees should expect to experience live product demonstrations, in addition they'll be given opportunities to provide user feedback, and given a vendor campus tour (if the meeting is onsite). Other benefits of attending your EHR vendor's user group meeting include updates from the vendor's leadership team on its market share, business success, software updates, customization opportunities, user case studies, and interoperability updates ...
Congratulations to the 2017 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT

Health Data Management has selected 75 of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT. The awards are broken into three categories: Hospital CIOs & IT Executives, HIT Thought Leaders, and HIT Vendor Executives. What follows is the complete list of honorees. Join us in Boston on May 17 to honor all 75 of these industry leading women.

You can find us under HIT Thought Leaders ...
Joncé Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management, Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - Entering 2017 brought a huge degree of uncertainty amid major healthcare industry changes. In particular, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) holds several options for Medicare physician payment paths as healthcare providers interpret implications and exemption possibilities.

MACRA replaces the old sustainable growth-rate (SGR) formula for physician payment, shifting focus from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. Physicians must now pick from one of two reimbursement tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) ...
Small and rural healthcare providers face many challenges in implementing healthcare IT solutions. They're hindered by staffing and financial limitations - the lack of budget prevents many small providers from transitioning between EHR vendors or bringing in outside resources; practices struggle to move beyond inefficient workflows and processes. And it's harder to get rural patients engaged, compared with their metropolitan area counterparts ...
PITTSBURGH, March 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the fifth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, more than half of healthcare providers (64 percent) reported being "unprepared" or "very unprepared" for managing and executing Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) initiatives. The survey arises as the healthcare industry approaches the end of the first quarter in the first-ever MACRA reporting year ...
Sarah Elkins, For The Record - On December 13, 2016, after nearly two years of congressional work, then President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. The act, which garnered overwhelming bipartisan support, is touted by many as the most important piece of legislation to come out of Congress in 2016. Indeed, it seems nearly everyone is happy with its passage ...
Joncé Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - Information governance touches on many of the requirements for MACRA reporting.

HIM and applied information governance (IG) hold significant roles in the transition to value-based care, especially now that 2017 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) reporting has begun ...
February 8, 2017 - Having a better understanding of the challenges associated with the transition to value-based care will help these small and rural providers in 2017.

While healthcare providers are reaping major benefits from technology such as EHR systems, the new year is also bringing significant attention to the technology-related challenges faced by smaller, rural and often more isolated, healthcare providers in the midst of the national shift toward value-based care ...
February 2, 2017 - Organizational buy-in and technology support key to successful systems implementations.
Dan O'Connor, Vice President of Client Relations at Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., has three key pieces of advice for practices that are heading into negotiations on pricing with their EHR vendor ...
Sheri Stoltenberg, Founder and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - IG must align with the business strategy to maximize value and mitigate risks from information across its life cycle.

Information governance (IG) is not a new concept to the financial world, but IG initiatives are still experiencing slow adoption across the healthcare industry. In an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) survey of more than 1,200 participants, 32% of healthcare organizations had not yet made progress with IG, while 24% deemed IG as not a priority ...
Sheri Stoltenberg, Founder and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - The Project ECHO Act plans to bring much-needed resources to rural health providers by using telehealth to connect them with their peers.

As we leave 2016 behind and celebrate the New Year, we are seeing continued progress for telehealth and rural health initiatives.

One of the biggest milestones is Congress' passing of the bipartisan, bicameral bill S. 2873 (the counterpart to H.R. 5395), the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act, which extends Project ECHO nationwide.
Sheri Stoltenberg, Founder & CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - With today's healthcare dollars being pulled several different ways, the decision to implement new EHR technology requires large-scale thinking - it isn't a decision that will, or should, happen overnight.

Healthcare leaders must consider the overall enterprise budget and if their existing EHR system could achieve better results with additional optimization. On the other hand, they must also be willing to admit if their system's fragmentation is beyond repair and will only cost them more in the long run as the industry moves toward greater interoperability and value-based care.
Joncé Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - Insights from business intelligence tools, combined with a strong understanding of key performance indicators, can help to improve healthcare revenue cycle management.

The healthcare industry's transition to value-based care does not end with clinical patient care. The shift also extends into healthcare providers' revenue cycle management processes. For effective claims management within the new care landscape, organizations can and should utilize key performance indicators (KPIs) with insights from business intelligence (BI) tools to identify potential improvement areas for operational change ...
Joncé Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - Data analytics, governance, and business intelligence tools are key aspects of ensuring a seamless, effective healthcare claims management cycle.

Effective claims management requires healthcare organizations to deploy a multi-faceted strategy that relies on data analytics and includes many phases of the revenue cycle, beginning when the patient schedules an appointment. The focus cannot simply be on claims ...
If you're focused primarily on the technical aspects of your EHR deployment, you're neglecting one key component: That's training your physicians to document care in the EHR. What Dan O'Connor, vice president of client relations at Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., recommends is "elbow-to-elbow" support for physicians ...
Your practice is taking on an EHR implementation. This likely means you're looking to add to your team to ensure the new system is functioning on-time and on-budget - and that your clinicians are trained to document care ...
October 12, 2016 - Becker's Hospital Review - These 17 women are transforming the healthcare industry with technologies designed to enhance efficiency, quality and access of care ...
Sheri Stoltenberg, Founder and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - How leveraging information technology can improve outcomes across the healthcare continuum.

As the U.S. healthcare system moves toward value-based care, providers are tasked with striking the difficult balance between delivering effective healthcare while managing costs. With most EHR system implementations and clinical optimizations well under way, healthcare providers now have information at their fingertips to optimize healthcare delivery ...
Sheri Stoltenberg, Founder and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - EHR adoption, regulatory compliance, and population health management are uniquely challenging for rural healthcare providers, who often lack the resources to succeed with reform initiatives.

Rural and small hospitals often face a lack of resources, limited budgets and competition from larger healthcare organizations and accountable care organizations. These organizations also endure pressure to electronically modernize services for patient communities who otherwise would have to travel extensively to receive care ...
Dan O'Connor, Vice President, Client Relations, Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - September 6, 2016 - U.S. hospitals and ambulatory care providers added 43,000 jobs in July. This continues a run of healthcare job growth that has seen 928,000 new jobs since Jan. 2014, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. With this explosion in new hires comes onboarding challenges, including improving IT and EHR end-user knowledge and utilization ...
Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, announced today the go-live of its Epic help desk for EHR support help desk for Hartford HealthCare (HHC).
Joncé Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management and Dan O'Connor, Vice President of Client Relations, Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - For the second year in a row, the annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey, designed to highlight industry trends and pain points, revealed that data analytics tops the list of challenges for health IT professionals (chief information officers, chief medical information officers, IT directors and consultants.) In fact, thirty-three percent of respondents identified data analytics and business intelligence as the hottest topic for 2016 ...
Patient engagement isn't easy, especially when so much of doctors' time is taken up inputting patient information into the EHR. Yet, patient engagement can be well worth it because it ensures better care follow-up, medication adherence, patient education, and consumer loyalty toward the practice, according to Joncé Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. ...
Sheri Stoltenberg, Founder and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - Interoperability is key to broadening patient health data access, but the industry still faces significant obstacles that prevent the free flow of information.

Vice President Joe Biden may not be the most likely champion for improving healthcare data interoperability, but that was exactly the topic of his speech at this May's seventh annual Health Datapalooza, a public-private conference focusing on health data management ...
Joncé Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management at Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. - When it comes to healthcare big data analytics, there's no substitute for having a solid plan and some expert help to rely upon.

Last month, the results of the fourth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey were released, shedding light on 2016 industry trends and pain points expressed by chief information officers, chief medical information officers, IT directors and consultants ...
PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - March 24, 2016) - In the fourth annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, for the second year in a row, a majority of respondents (33 percent) pointed to data analytics and business intelligence as the biggest topic in health IT. However, most (37 percent) said their organizations' data analytics programs are well underway but lack resources to complete requested initiatives. The survey was conducted at the 2016 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference held recently in Las Vegas ...
Mark Lauteren, University of South Alabama Medical Center and Joncé Smith, from Stoltenberg Consulting discuss how they formed a partnership to achieve goals, and provide tips on what provider organizations should look for in an IT consulting firm ...
Ohio Northern University's Dicke College of Business Administration will present "Transformational Leadership: How to Identify Your Strengths," a lecture by Sheri Stoltenberg, Founder and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., as part of the Carroll V. Lovett Distinguished Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23rd 2016, in the university's Dicke Forum.

The event is free ...
Dan O'Connor, RN - Providers must continue to employ meaningful big data analytics strategies to convert electronic health record information into actionable insights.

Healthcare providers, however, are flooded with big data each day from their EHR systems and are struggling to turn that information into actionable guidance ...
Dan O'Connor, RN - In today's era of healthcare reform, organizations face many unique financial and strategic challenges. Healthcare reform requires leaders to improve access to care and increase the quality and safety of care, while decreasing the cost associated with delivery of care ...
PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - February 25, 2016) - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare information technology consulting firm, today announced the start of its Fourth Annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey, which it will conduct and center around the upcoming Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, March 1-3 ...
Whether you have attended your EHR vendor's user group meeting for years or it's the first time you have convinced your manager to let you attend, you can always learn something new to bring back to your practice ...
The EHR is the lifeblood of your practice. Some physicians are annoyed about the number of radio buttons they need to click as they're documenting a patient encounter. Others are perplexed by the number of options in a drop-down list. And team members who have to generate reports may complain about how long it takes to crunch the data. Getting your EHR vendor to implement your product feedback is no easy feat, but it's well worth the time and effort ...
Training physicians on your new EHR is no easy feat. No one likes change - and it's particularly difficult when that change has an impact on physicians' daily workflow ...
Physician owners and practice administrators have to pay attention to the agreements they sign with their EHR vendor. Here are four pieces of advice when faced with a contract ...
Dan O'Connor, Vice President, Client Relations, Stoltenberg Consulting - December 21, 2015 - For small community hospitals or physician offices starting their EHR system implementations, or for those struggling with a current system, executing a proper implementation go-live can be a puzzle. Health information technology (HIT) projects are often very complicated, complex projects that span multiple divisions throughout a hospital or health system ...
PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - October 13, 2015) - Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, announced today that Dan Thelen, IT director and CIO of Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir, North Carolina, is the recipient of a $2,000 Stoltenberg Future Fund Scholarship. The scholarship is applied toward secondary education earned at College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CIO Forums ...
PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - August 25, 2015) - Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, announced today that it has been named #1 in Partial IT Outsourcing (PITO) in the KLAS Research IT Outsourcing 2015 Report ...
PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare information technology (HIT) consulting firm, today announced the celebration of its 20-year anniversary and over 250 healthcare organizations served throughout the U.S., since its inception in 1995 ...
PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a premier healthcare information technology consulting firm, today announced its partnership with leading visual analytics vendor Qlik ® to help healthcare clients best utilize their data to drive down costs and improve patient care ...
PITTSBURGH, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In the third annual Health IT Industry Outlook Survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare information technology (HIT) consulting firm, a majority of respondents (41 percent) pointed to data analytics and business intelligence as the biggest topic in health IT for 2015. However, most (51 percent) showed confusion toward what healthcare data to actually collect and how much. The survey was conducted at the 2015 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference held recently in Chicago, Illinois ...
PITTSBURGH, January 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, announced today that it has been named Best in KLAS for both Clinical Implementation Supportive and IT Outsourcing (Partial) in the 2014 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report ...
PITTSBURGH, December 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, announced today that Danny Kelley, director of information systems at White River Health System in Batesville, Arkansas, is the recipient of a $2,000 Stoltenberg Future Fund Scholarship. The scholarship is applied towards secondary education earned at the annual College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CIO Forum ...
NEW YORK,NY--(Marketwired - November 18, 2014) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, and Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading information technology services provider for the healthcare industry, today announced a newly formed alliance partnership focused on Infor Business Intelligence (BI). As part of the Infor Partner Network (IPN), Stoltenberg will provide implementation services, integration and project management support for Infor healthcare customers across the U.S. With nearly two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Stoltenberg consultants are well equipped to help organizations successfully bridge the gap between the business and clinical aspects of healthcare utilizing the latest industry-specific applications from Infor ...
PITTSBURGH, August 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, was recognized for the seventh year as one of America's fastest growing private companies on the annual Inc. 500/5000 list. Stoltenberg ranked 3,576. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs ...
PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, a leading healthcare information technology (HIT) consulting firm, today announced thirteen consultants having graduated from its Consultant Development Program to date. The program, designed to provide hospitals with first-time, certified consultants, continues to deliver cost-effective results to the company's hospital customers. The consultants in the program, titled Consultant I's, undergo rigorous training and work closely with Stoltenberg's team of experienced consultants on projects ...
BETHEL PARK July 3, 2014 -- Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. has been selected for the 2014 Best of Bethel Park Award in the Computer Integrated Systems Design category by the Bethel Park Award Program ...
Stoltenberg Consulting CEO Sheri Stoltenberg and Stoltenberg Soarian Financials Practice Director Joncé Smith discuss big trends for health IT in 2014 in this recorded interview with Healthcare Insider. Topics included are big data versus smart data, physician engagement in data discussion, the impact of ICD-10 on hospital data, and the Stoltenberg #WhatIf4HIT campaign ...
What are the barriers holding organizations back from achieving Meaningful Use? The majority of responses to our survey conducted at HIMSS14 indicated the biggest barrier as a lack of resources (50%) while other responses noted restricted timeframes (23%), lack of buy-in from the organization (15%) and competing IT projects (12%) ...
Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc. grew to 1691668 Web Traffic Rank in April 2014 ...
PITTSBURGH, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent survey conducted by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare information technology (HIT) consulting firm, a majority of respondents (70 percent) noted that, while their organizations have met meaningful use requirements, they have not been able to maximize the full potential of meaningful use. The survey was conducted at the 2014 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference held recently in Orlando, Florida ...
March 17, 2014 CHIME CIO Connection -- Please see page 58 for the article "Preparing for ICD-10 Transition and Then Some" ...
PITTSBURGH, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new issue brief that explores the risks to healthcare organizations of an underperforming help desk function along with the benefits of help desk outsourcing is now available from Stoltenberg Consulting, a leading healthcare information technology (HIT) consulting firm ...
PITTSBURGH, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, announced today that they were named the category leader in Staff Augmentation services in the 2013 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. KLAS is a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of health care vendors. Stoltenberg Consulting ranked no. 1 in its segment for the second consecutive year in the annual Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. Stoltenberg was also ranked among the top ten firms in the Clinical Implementation Supportive category for the company's expertise in Cerner, Epic and Siemens services ...
PITTSBURGH, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare information technology consulting firm, today announced a new campaign designed to promote the company's capabilities in HIT consulting. The "What if For Health IT" campaign poses a series of questions that address ideal scenarios to solving IT problems that ultimately lead to increased productivity and financial performance, and improved care. The company will showcase the campaign at the upcoming Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference in Orlando, Florida, February 23-27 ...
PITTSBURGH, December 19, 2013 /HIMSSwire/ -- The ICD-10 deadline is less than a year away. That means organizations need to prepare for the transition - and then some, according to Joncé Smith, Soarian Financials Practice Director at Stoltenberg Consulting, a Pittsburgh based health IT consulting firm ...
PITTSBURGH, October 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine ranked Stoltenberg Consulting No. 2117 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. As a six-time honoree, Stoltenberg has earned its place in the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll. The list represents a comprehensive look at a significant segment of the economy-America's independent entrepreneurs. Stoltenberg Consulting joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list ...
PITTSBURGH, October 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, a leading healthcare information technology consulting firm, announced today that David Broyhill, CIO of Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the recipient of a $2,500 Stoltenberg Future Fund Scholarship. The scholarship is applied towards secondary education earned at the annual College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Fall CIO Forum in Scottsdale, Arizona ...
PITTSBURGH, August 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As today's healthcare organizations question whether electronic medical records (EMR) and the digitization of clinical information will support their strategic imperatives and fulfill clinical, financial and operational goals, a new issue brief available from leading healthcare IT consulting firm Stoltenberg Consulting offers methods to set aside doubts and work constructively towards successful EMR utilization ...
August 6, 2013 HIMSSwire - With meaningful use, ICD-10 and the transition to value-based purchasing all screaming for attention, healthcare providers simply can't afford to put information technology initiatives on hold. Yet, that is precisely what many healthcare organizations are doing, according to a recent survey ...
July 1, 2013 HIMSSwire - The ability to recruit and retain information technology talent has turned into a bear of a problem for healthcare organizations across the country. In fact, for the second year in a row, staffing has been cited as the key barrier to being able to implement information technology by respondents who participated in the 24th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, which was released in March of 2013 ...
PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, recently participated in a critique of the capstone projects for senior business students at Ohio Northern University as the culmination of a year-long partnership with the university. The capstone projects addressed current industry issues and provided students with the opportunity to gain a hands-on understanding of healthcare IT and business fundamentals ...
PITTSBURGH, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Health IT (HIT) will most likely achieve its most significant improvements over the next 12 months by meeting meaningful use, according to a survey conducted among HIT senior management and executives by Stoltenberg Consulting at the recent HIMSS13 conference in New Orleans, LA ...
PITTSBURGH, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, will highlight its community and rural hospital IT support model, "ACHIEVE", at the HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition, March 3-7, in New Orleans, booth #4227 ...
Pittsburgh, PA, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, has officially launched its Help Desk Service Line, a live, 24/7 IT support service providing targeted electronic medical records (EMR) troubleshooting ...
PITTSBURGH, February 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, announced today that it was named the leader in the Staff Augmentation category by the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. Stoltenberg was also recognized in the IT Outsourcing (Partial) category. KLAS, a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of health care vendors, ranked Stoltenberg Consulting no. 1 in its segment ...
Pittsburgh, PA, January 9, 2013 - A new issue brief published today by Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, offers guidance, insight and strategies to help rural and community hospitals develop an effective plan of action that unites IT departments, internal administration and clinical providers in successfully meeting Meaningful Use (MU) requirements ...
PITTSBURGH, Pa., October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, launched a new blog today to provide insight and musings around health information technology (HIT). HITStoltenblog will provide regular contributions from several Stoltenberg veteran consultants, as well as company Founder and CEO, Sheri Stoltenberg, a 30-year HIT industry professional ...
PITTSBURGH, October 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, announced today that Stephen Stewart, CHCIO, CIO at Henry County Health Center in Mount Pleasant, Iowa., a 25-bed critical access hospital, is the recipient of a $2,000 Stoltenberg Future Fund scholarship ...
August 31, 2012 - Becker's Hospital Review - With the release of the stage 2 meaningful use final rule, there is a lot of focus on meeting meaningful use - both stage 1 and stage 2. While some hospitals may begin to focus on stage 2 now, other hospitals and providers still need to attest to stage 1. According to Elizabeth Holland, director of health information technology initiatives for the office of e-health standards and services under CMS, the challenge going forward is to not lose sight of stage 1 ...
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PITTSBURGH, August 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, launched today a new program designed to help community and rural hospitals meet meaningful use (MU) requirements and optimize their clinical information systems by providing expertise and strategic solutions tailored to their specific needs ...
July 17, 2012 - Becker's Hospital Review - In order to qualify for payment incentives from CMS, hospitals and healthcare organizations need to plan ahead with short- and long-term actions, according to the "Preparing for Meaningful Healthcare Change: Meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements" report by Stoltenberg Consulting, a healthcare information technology consulting firm ...
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PITTSBURGH, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, today announced the availability of a new issue brief urging hospitals to prepare for Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) requirements by embracing the substantial differences between Stage 1 and Stage 2.  "Preparing for Meaningful Healthcare Change: Meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements" offers guidance, insight and strategies to help hospitals qualify for payment incentives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) while achieving the required results dictated by trends and regulations in accountable, value-based care and population health management ...
June 24, 2012 - IT Business Edge - The job postings for health informatics grew by 36 percent from 2007 to 2011, compared with a 9 percent growth in all health care postings, and 6 percent increase in all U.S. jobs, according to a study by Credentials that Work, an initiative that uses labor-market data to help colleges align their offerings with real jobs ...
PITTSBURGH, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, is working with UMass Memorial Health Care to participate in the preparation and implementation of its enterprise-wide electronic medical record (EMR), Siemens Soarian, which went live in January. Since its consultants began working at the Worcester, MA- based UMass Memorial, Stoltenberg has placed several clinical and financial consultants there who have led or assisted in developing and carrying out strategies to ensure the successful EMR deployment ...
PITTSBURGH, May 30, 2012 - Pittsburgh-based Stoltenberg Consulting has found a way to put more health IT experts in the field with a new Consultant Development Program ...
PITTSBURGH, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consultants from Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare information technology consulting firm, are helping Community Health Network, Central Indiana's leader in access to innovative and compassionate healthcare services, implement its enterprise-wide EHR (electronic health record) from Epic. Stoltenberg, an innovative healthcare consulting group, began working with Community in September 2011 and has several consultants undertaking project management, as well as augmenting and mentoring the network's staff, to ensure the successful deployment of its new EHR ...
Pittsburgh, PA, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare information technology consulting firm, today officially launched its Consultant Development Program, designed to provide expertly trained and vendor-educated Consultant I members to help address hospitals' growing challenge of resource shortages ...
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 16, 2012 - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, is collaborating with New York State's University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) to participate in the preparation and implementation of its Epic-based, enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR) ...
Pittsburgh, PA, February 14, 2012 - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, will highlight its strategic approach to addressing and overcoming obstacles in EMR implementation, including the introduction of a Consultant Development Program ...
Knowing what to look for in a strong IT consultant is half the battle, but being able to convey your own organization's needs are equally as important in order to achieve the desired results ...
- By Sheri Stoltenberg, Founder and CEO of Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA, November 7, 2011 - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, was recently awarded the 2011 Best of Bethel Park Award in the Computer Integrated Systems Design category by the USCA for the third year in a row ...
Pittsburgh, PA, October 27, 2011 - Stoltenberg Future Fund Scholarship awards Fernando Martinez, CIO of Jackson Health System, $2,000 towards attendance at CHIME Fall CIO Forum 2011 ...
Pittsburgh, PA, October 19, 2011 - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, will lead a focus group on October 27 during next week's CHIME11 Fall CIO Forum in San Antonio, Tex., to discuss the increasing shortage of healthcare IT professionals and explore what hospitals can do to remain competitive for IT resources ...
Pittsburgh, PA, December 1, 2010 - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare industry information technology consulting firm, announced today that Shane Pilcher, FHIMSS, Vice President of Government Service for the company, has been appointed to the HIMSS 2011 Public Policy Committee ...
Pittsburgh, PA, September 28, 2010 - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare industry information technology consulting firm, has been named to Inc. Magazine's annual Inc. 5000 list for the third time. Boasting a three year sales growth of 48 percent ...
Pittsburgh, PA, July 22, 2010 - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare industry information technology consulting firm, announced today that Daniel O'Connor has joined the company as Vice President of Clinical Practice ...
Pittsburgh, PA, June 1, 2010 - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare industry information technology consulting firm, today announced that it has been enlisted by Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana to assist with its long-term strategic plan ...
Pittsburgh, PA, December 16, 2009 - Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a leading healthcare industry information technology consulting firm, announced today that its Founder and CEO, Sheri Stoltenberg, has donated $50,000 to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Education Foundation ...