A 328-bed facility located in the heart of Hoboken, Hoboken University Medical Center is the oldest continuing hospital in New Jersey and boasts some of the area's best doctors and nurses, the latest in medical technology, and a host of medical specialties to treat people of all ages and ailments. Other recognition includes the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™; click here for the news release describing Hoboken's award for for high-quality patient care and safety. Hoboken UMC recently unveiled a new state-of-the-art emergency department that enables it to deliver more efficient and better care to Hudson-area patients. The hospital delivers about 1500 babies a year.
About Hoboken UMC and OpenVista
“As effective care providers, we look to continually demonstrate our leadership in the healthcare industry and the communities we serve," says Hoboken UMC CEO Spiros Hatiras.
"Implementing a proven solution such as OpenVista demonstrates Hoboken UMC’s commitment to the best possible clinical care with a constant eye on return on investment. We evaluated all the available EHR solutions and selected OpenVista based on the system’s track record and Medsphere’s commitment to helping us achieve financial support from the federal government.”
Hoboken UMC Selects OpenVista for its EHR
Click here for the Oct. 15, 2009 news release announcing Hoboken's selection of OpenVista and its use of NITHealth IT outsourcing services to manage the OpenVista implementation.
Thoughts on Being a Contract CIO
CIO Strategy interviewed Hoboken UMC CIO Lior Blik from NITHealth on his role.
"How does being a consultant affect your relationship with other C-level executives and department heads at the hospital?
Blik: "As a consultant CIO, I can draw on outside resources and offer my knowledge of business processes from other verticals. I can deliver results that fulfill the financial aspects of C-level executives' needs.
"I also have a positive relationship with employees in the different departments. They know I have no other agenda but to drive results—that is my job. This understanding creates a sense of freedom when dealing with employees' IT requests and projects the confidence that I will deal with their problems. At the end of the day it's a job with business goals, but there's a human element that makes the relationship with those at HUMC that much stronger and more meaningful."