In our final issue of 2017, Sync highlights leaders in healthcare IT. These three executives are making an impact not just in the world of technology, but in how technology directly impacts patient outcomes. One visit to a hospital bedside, and the advanced role of technology in the healthcare industry is undeniable: the digital displays, cutting-edge tools, and life-saving gear all rely on technological advances. Take a step back, and you’ll note the medical professionals carrying tablet computers and smartphones, taking complex notes that they can share seamlessly with others. Step back farther, and the servers come into focus, as well as the professionals tasked with keeping them running and protecting all that information.
At pharmaceutical leader Impax Laboratories, Steve Hmelar uses IT as a means to facilitate advancements in medicine, while simultaneously helping his colleagues to see the impact that their work can make. Meanwhile, Bryan Kissinger coordinates the complex, always-shifting information-security strategy for Sharp HealthCare and its seven hospitals across the San Diego area. And the physician-focused approach to healthcare technology of Allegheny Health Network’s Robert White helps clinicians embrace their evolving roles and improve patient care.
Technology leaders may not always seem to be on the front lines of the healthcare process, but they are making a big difference in the well-being of millions along every step.