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The Case for Any Access: How Technology Can Improve Healthcare Communication

February 28, 2015

Ed Simcox, Healthcare Practice Leader for Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, a division of Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care & Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ed Simcox discuss the following:

  • Almost all hospitals and health systems have rolled out electronic medical record systems and many have taken advantage of the government’s Meaningful Use program. Going into 2015, what is the next step for CIOs looking to leverage their investments in these systems and gain more adoption in their organizations?
  • So, even though EMRs have been widely rolled out in the U.S., internal adoption and clinician satisfaction have been spotty due to a lack of modern end-user computing technologies?
  • What are the critical success factors for enabling this mobile access?
  • So digging into these four components, what does BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) really mean and why is it important?
  • You mentioned virtual desktop infrastructure as the second component for enabling better access to EMRs (Electronic Medical Records). How does VDI support any access?
  • You also mention single sign-on. Why is SSO (Single Sign On) important?
  • So you have talked about bring your own device, virtual desktops, and single sign-on; for organizations that have not implemented these things, this could look daunting, correct?

Duration: 13:21

Ed Simcox is Logicalis' Healthcare Practice Leader, responsible for driving healthcare strategy and solutions for Logicalis US. The position is a natural fit for Ed who has a long history in the healthcare vertical. For Logicalis, Ed develops the healthcare business plan, strategy and solution portfolio in the U.S., works with Logicalis' sales teams to engage with healthcare clients in a consulting capacity, and acts as a featured speaker at healthcare events and user group meetings.

Prior to joining Logicalis, Ed worked as the director of healthcare strategy and offer development for AT&T's For Health healthcare product team, the first team at AT&T dedicated to telehealth, mhealth, and other market-leading solutions. Prior to joining AT&T, Ed served as the director of information services and director of enterprise technology planning at Indiana University Health (formerly Clarian Health); during this time, Ed was awarded ComputerWorld's Laureate medal and IU Health received Hospitals and Health Networks' "Most Wired Hospital" award based on Ed's work with emerging technologies in healthcare. An attorney, Ed has also served as the president and CEO of an independent IT and technology-law consulting firm.

Ed's additional accomplishments include being published in Healthcare Executive Insight magazine, being both a presenter and Board member for the American Telemedicine Association, a member of the Gartner Emerging Technology Council, a HIMSS presenter and member, and a speaker at an MIT Enterprise Forum held at Harvard Medical School.


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