As healthcare organizations enter 2012 with expectations of reduced reimbursements and ongoing economic challenges, many physicians and administrators are questioning the role and costs of technology and those who manage it within their practices. Pathfinder Advisors’ Matt Podowitz explores how a talented Chief Technology Officer can leverage both existing and new technology both to reduce costs and create value across the entire medical practice. To read the full article, click here or visit www.medicalofficetoday.com.
In a new article by technology writer Chad Brooks, Pathfinder Advisors’ Matt Podowitz discusses situations where IT information to the business without a meaningful business context can be counterproductive. Instead, IT leaders should always strive to talk about the business and discuss IT within the context of the business’ needs and performance.
Many companies already leverage early-pay discount terms with their vendors (and those who don’t, should!), but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Within their compliance function, many companies already have the capabilities and tools in place they need to of potential opportunities to improve performance of contracts with their customers and suppliers.
The IT Value Challenge’s author makes the case to do so and shares how to get started in a new byline article on CorporateComplianceInsights.com.
Pathfinder Advisors’ partner Leverage Corporation weighs in on the reasons CEOs often do not trust their CIOs, and what CIOs can do about it in a new CIOUpdate.com article by prolific IT writer Rob McGarvey.
To read the article, please visit CIOUpdate.com or click here.
Voluntarily taking on even more compliance requirements may seem counterintuitive, but doing so strategically can create real value for the company, help re-brand compliance from a cost center to a value center, and protect compliance budgets when times get tough.
Pathfinder Advisors’ Matt Podowitz makes the case to do so and shares how to get started in a new byline article on CorporateComplianceInsights.com.
A Harvard Business Review Daily Stat released today shared the results of a McKinsey study that indicates 50% to 60% of the initiatives intended to capture synergies are strongly tied to information technology. While the premise of the article should come as no surprise, it highlights the importance of keeping IT front and center when approaching merger transactions.
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To read the McKinsey Quarterly article, click here. (Free registration required.) To read Pathfinder Advisors’ recent article discussing how companies can leverage IT to realize such synergies when pursuing merger transactions, click here.
Pathfinder Advisors’ Matt Podowitz explores the why and how of refocusing CIOs’ time and effort on value creation rather than running the day-to-day operations of the IT department in a new byline article on CIOUpdate.com.