The CIO’s Challenge of Integration at the Point of Care

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Wednesday December 5, 2012 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

With the rise of new Healthcare Initiatives driven by policy change, CIO’s are thinking more like clinicians than ever.

Development of a point-of-care integration strategy for new population health initiatives, such as ACOs and readmissions reduction, is now a top priority for providers across the country.  By incorporating new clinical documentation measures, EHR data at the point-of-care, and interoperability of patient data systems, HIT leadership teams now, more than ever, are streamlining patient care and contributing to better overall outcomes.

Join Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland and our panel: Kathie Trotter of Zebra Technologies, John Izzo of Honeywell, and Robert Cook of Alpha Systems for an open discussion of point-of-care technology trends in healthcare, including examples of success stories in population health driven projects, which will point you and your organization in the right direction towards the future.

Register now to join the discussion!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify Point-of-Care Integration potential and its importance in meeting upcoming policy standards
  • Review recent market trends and approaches for point-of-care integration
  • Discuss how CIOs are incorporating technology-based solutions for population health initiatives
  • Determine how EHRs are impacted by point-of-care integration
  • Examine future of point-of-care technologies
About the Speaker(s):

Mark Hagland
Healthcare Informatics



Kathie Trotter
Healthcare Industry Development Manager
Zebra Technologies

Mrs. Trotter is a Business Development Manager for Zebra Technologies. In this role, she is responsible for working with large Healthcare Integrators/ HIT Partners; IDN’s, and Healthcare Focuses Partners in assessing their needs for Thermal Bar Code Technology.

Mrs. Trotter joined Zebra Technologies in June 2008. Prior to this current position, Mrs. Trotter held various sales, education and management positions with Eastman Kodak Company’s- Healthcare Imaging Business.

Mrs. Trotter holds a BS degree in Business from Sienna Heights College, and a Masters of Science in Business from Central Michigan University.

John Izzo
Healthcare Sales

John Izzo currently works for Honeywell Healthcare in Channel Sales. John has 25 years in AIDC roles ranging from Product Development to Product Marketing and Sales. The past four years in healthcare, John has focused on channel partner sales execution and development.


Robert H. Cook, Jr.
Alpha Systems

Mr. Cook began his career in the AIDC industry as a programmer for a company serving the food distribution industry in 1986. He started a software company in 1989 to develop software for Alpha Systems under a national contract. His company merged with Alpha Systems in 1995 and Mr. Cook has been instrumental in helping Alpha Systems become a full solutions provider for the AIDC industry.

He has fulfilled roles as a consultant, software designer, and project manager. His philosophy has always been to first spend the time to thoroughly understand the customers’ requirements and then utilize his industry experience to deliver an optimum solution. One of the first projects he developed was to maintain inventory control in the nurses supply closets for Riverside Hospital in Newport News Va.

He has developed systems for many companies such as Northrop Grumman, Philip Morris, Reynolds Metals, Pfizer, Bon Secours, and Masters Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Cook has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University.