[email protected] AsiaPac: Bridging patient care and hospital administration

As CIOs and IT managers in the Asia Pacific gear up for HIMSS AsiaPac12, evolving standards and regulations, improving patient care and rising costs are all top of mind. To help their organizations handle these changes, they are turning to software solutions to provide the tools and strategies.

In fact, fueled by these investments, global healthcare IT budgets are increasing by 7 percent in 2012 and they will continue to grow by more than 5 percent per year through 2016, according to Gartner Research.

As healthcare organizations expand existing investments and bring on new ones, many applications are designed specifically for clinical and patient care or specifically for hospital administrative tasks. However, there many times these two areas need to share information. Bridging that gap, then, becomes difficult when clinical and administrative solutions are separate.

Implementing solutions that unite these two areas is key to creating an IT strategy that meets the challenges of today and in the future.

At HIMSS AsiaPac, they’re continuing the theme of “Linking People, Potential and Progress” that kicked off with the HIMSS conference in the U.S.  It’s a tough, but important goal for healthcare organizations across the world. Achieving it begins by making sure people, potential and progress are linked within your own healthcare organizations in both patient care and administrative areas.

To learn how enterprise content management is one of the solutions that spans across the healthcare organization, stop by booth #512 during your visit to HIMSS AsiaPac and keep an eye out for more blogs as we comment live from HIMSS AsiaPac throughout the week.

Colleen Sirhal serves as the chief clinical officer and director for Global Healthcare Consulting at Hyland. Her primary responsibilities include: evolving our global healthcare business, understanding healthcare trends and business needs which drive the evolution of Hyland’s healthcare offering, consulting on those trends, and engaging with customers on the use of technology to solve business and clinical challenges.

Colleen has more than sixteen years of experience at Hyland and 30+ years in the healthcare industry. Earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan, her certifications include Registered Nurse (RN), Certified Professional in Health Information Systems (CPHIMS), RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician), Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+), and Enterprise Content Management Practitioner (ECMp).

Prior to joining Hyland in 2003, Colleen spent many years with SMS/Siemens Healthcare where she worked with customers in the clinical, revenue cycle, and financial aspects of healthcare process management. She has expertise in many Health Information Systems including; SMS/ Siemens/ Cerner clinical and patient financial applications, EPIC, and Allscripts. While at Hyland, she has lead multiple teams in new solution creation, sales delivery and growth into emerging markets including strategic planning across the provider enterprise, digital efficiency in services lines for Clinical, Revenue Cycle and ERP.

Colleen’s expertise in leveraging content services the across healthcare enterprises has been of value to the more than 1,000 customers she has visited. She is an advocate for the use of enterprise content services as a foundation of the longitudinal patient records and in support of the action required for clinical improvements.

Having provided presentations to hundreds of forums worldwide, Colleen shares her passion for the single integrated patient record and best practices for information sharing across the healthcare system.
Colleen Sirhal

Colleen Sirhal

Colleen Sirhal serves as the chief clinical officer and director for Global Healthcare Consulting at Hyland. Her primary responsibilities include: evolving our global healthcare business, understanding healthcare trends and business... read more about: Colleen Sirhal