In 2004, the Federal government set the goal to build an electronic health record (EHR) for every US citizen. The states and the health care providers started down divergent paths towards meeting this goal. In 2009, the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) passed and federal mandates were being enforced on the states, backed by incentives and penalties to implement a national health information exchange (NHIE). Now with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states will also be charged with managing insurance coverage of an additional 32 million citizens, all of whom are intended to have an EHR. The complexity involved with the new regulations combined with the coordination of a dizzying number of stakeholders is staggering.
As a result of the ARRA/HITECH stimulus funding and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there is urgency and opportunity for jump starting healthcare related IT initiatives at federal agencies, state governments and healthcare providers. However, much confusion exists. Through Suntiva’s unique combination of knowledge in Healthcare information technologies, strategic acquisition planning, behavioral science and organizational performance, we are well positioned help federal agencies deal with the complex challenges in creating and delivering solutions for a multitude of stakeholders involved in this initiative. We bring alignment to these disparate stakeholders that may have competing interests -- providing guidance and planning to ensure all parties efficiently work together.
Suntiva has dealt with complex issues like these for multiple federal agencies such as NIH and FDA, as well as private-sector healthcare organizations, and is well positioned to provide the leadership and guidance necessary to navigate these challenging coordination issues. Serving as a trusted advisor in the healthcare market, Suntiva provides unbiased stakeholder alignment, change management, strategic planning and strategic acquisition services. We have supported all levels of healthcare organizations, from increasing productivity and leadership capacity of administrators, doctors, technologists, researchers, and scientists to building high performing teams, and creating strategic plans and acquisition strategies for entire offices. Our methodology focuses on executive and organizational alignment as a key objective, using continuous feedback and performance metrics to ensure that strategies are implemented, business objectives are met, and that the leadership is aligned and committed to success.
Some of our recent projects include:
- Leadership development and coaching services for senior leaders, and teams within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- Strategic Planning development across National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offices.
- Succession Planning and Workload Distribution within an NIH Agency.
- Acquisition strategy and process reengineering support for an NIH Agency.
- Acquisition strategy and contract support for a private-sector healthcare manufacturer.