MedSys Group President, Steven Heck, to Speak at the CHIME13 Fall CIO Forum

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MedSys Group, a national healthcare IT Services company provides Strategic Advisory Services and IT Project Staffing.

Last year, the provider sector was short of qualified resources. This year, it is not uncommon to see “go lives” occurring in parallel to IT staff reductions.

MedSys Group today announced that its President, Steven Heck, is among 33 healthcare IT industry executives speaking at the CHIME13 Fall CIO Forum. The premier event for healthcare chief information officers and leaders of the vendor community will take place at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., from October 8-11, 2013.

Heck will be moderating the panel discussion, “Surviving the Downturn.” The distinguished group of healthcare representatives making up the panel include: Joan Hicks, VP and CIO at UABHS, Jon Morris, MD, Sr. VP and CIO at WellStar, and Edward Marx, Sr. VP and CIO at THR. The discussion will take place on October 10th from 11:15 – 12:00.

During the presentation, the panel will take an in-depth look at how declining revenues and increasing IT expenses can be more effectively managed. “We have finished only a fraction of MU requirements and provider economics are declining rapidly,” Heck said. “Last year, the provider sector was short of qualified resources. This year, it is not uncommon to see “go lives” occurring in parallel to IT staff reductions.”

CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell FCHIME, CHCIO is delighted to have Heck and the rest of the panel participate. “The CHIME organization is very fortunate to have healthcare’s most innovative and renowned CIOs and industry professionals from across the country converging in Scottsdale to educate and reinvigorate their peers,” he said.
“For the past 20 years, CHIME has worked diligently to advance the role of healthcare CIO and advocate the effective use of information technology to improve healthcare in the communities they serve. The success of the track session presentations to the Fall CIO Forum program has been overwhelming and allows key stakeholders of the healthcare IT industry to hear real-world instances and case studies on strategy and leadership, performance improvement, care transformation, and emerging issues.”

In addition to Heck’s session, there will be keynote presentations from industry thought-leaders and plenary presentations from government agency representatives. For a full list of speakers, panels and topics, visit     

“I look forward to sharing our combined knowledge and expertise on how healthcare systems can survive the future of healthcare,” Heck said.

In addition to the exceptional CHIME13 Fall CIO Forum educational programming, the event also enables attendees the opportunity to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs, and strengthen partnerships with industry associations, government agencies and vendor services firms who share a professional interest in improving the quality, safety, and cost effectiveness of healthcare.

For the full CHIME13 program, including registration information, visit or call 734-665-0000.

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About MedSys Group, LLC:
Founded in 2008, MedSys Group, LLC, a national Healthcare Information Technology Consulting firm, supports today’s technology in large academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, specialty hospitals, and physician practice organizations. MedSys Group’s vision of ‘evolving healthcare’ is centered on contributing to the success of its clients while providing a supportive culture for its professional consultants and associates. MedSys is able to lend expert guidance and knowledge in Cerner, Epic, Siemens, Meditech, McKesson, and Eclipsys solutions, as well as the Ambulatory and Practice Management arenas. MedSys is frequently featured in A-list publications and was named number 31 on the 2013 Dallas 100 list of fastest growing companies in North Texas. MedSys Group was also the recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare award and has ranked in Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list. For more information about MedSys Group, LLC or to reach a MedSys Associate please visit: or call 972-464-0020. You can also follow MedSys on Twitter @MedSysGroup. For interviews or media inquiries, please contact Gretchen Hydo, Director of Public Relations, at GHydo(at)MedSysGroup(dot)com.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 95 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit

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