Precyse Taps Sage Growth Partners CEO to Speak at HIMSS Conference

Don McDaniel to moderate panel discussion on ICD-10 and its implications for the future path of data and healthcare intelligence

Baltimore, MD – February 20, 2012 Precyse, a leader in health information management (HIM) technology and services, has engaged Sage Growth Partners CEO Don McDaniel to moderate a panel discussion at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition on February 23 in Las Vegas, NV.

Amid this time of continued change for the healthcare industry, the panel discussion, Value beyond ICD10 – Sparking the Migration of Data to Intelligence, will discuss the importance of organizations positioning themselves to proactively manage the migration of data into actionable healthcare intelligence that helps save time, money, and lives.

Joining McDaniel on the panel will be Pam Arlotto, president of Maestro Strategies, LLC, and Howard Landa, M.D., chief medical information officer of Alameda County Medical Center.

“We are delighted that Don has agreed to moderate this panel on our behalf,” said Chris Powell, president of Precyse.  “ICD-10 is a vitally important topic; it is about dramatically improving and codifying clinical documentation, which in turn is crucial in a fully automated electronic medical record environment. We know that Don will be informative and engaging as he guides this thought leadership discussion.”

“Organizations are confronting challenges that can be viewed as obstructions or opportunities,” said McDaniel. “The overarching message will focus on the importance of being prepared and proactive. I am excited to share my ideas and those of the co-presenters.”

HIMSS is one of the largest information technology conferences in the United States. More than 300 education sessions will cover topics that include economic stimulus, globalization, and regulatory compliance. In addition, sessions and exhibits focus on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act including meaningful use, quality, certification, interoperability plus effective techniques for negotiating health IT contracts. Each year, the conference attracts physicians, nurses, pharmacists, software developers, and other health IT professionals from around the globe who are interested in these topics and making the transition from paper to digital medical records.

About Precyse
Precyse provides industry-leading expert services and comprehensive technologies that empower healthcare organizations to most effectively and efficiently capture, organize, secure and analyze clinical data and transform it into actionable information, supporting the delivery of quality patient care and optimizing operating performance. Precyse has enabled more than 850 hospitals and health systems nationwide to improve efficiency and deliver tangible outcomes for more than a decade. With products ranging from an integrated transcription and coding platform with advanced speech recognition, expert workflow technologies and Natural Language Comprehension™ to HIM consulting and services, Precyse’s flexible software can be delivered standalone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Now more than ever, hospitals and health systems are challenged to achieve meaningful use of the legal health record. Precyse is the partner hospitals across the country choose to achieve this goal.

About Sage Growth Partners
Sage Growth Partners (SGP) provides insight, advice and multi-disciplined execution to growth-minded health care organizations, including hospitals and health systems, physicians groups, insurers, trade associations, and academic institutions. Founded in 2005, SGP is located in Baltimore, MD, and serves clients such as R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, St. Jude Medical, Alliant Insurance Services, GE Healthcare, Christus Miguerza Health System, Triway International, Availity, LLC, and others.