About Fred Pennic

Fred Pennic is the founder of HIT Consultant. Fred has significant experience as a management consultant working with healthcare providers across the country. As a digital media strategist, Fred assists healthcare technology companies in improving the ROI of their brand visibility/awareness, content marketing strategies, and digital/social media campaigns.

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Consulting Firm Delivers 25% Savings to Hospitals via Consultant Development Program

Clinical Mobie Health Devices EHR Adoption Rates

Last year's HIMSS Workforce Survey indicated that 31% of HCOs had to place IT initiatives on hold due to staffing shortages, while 43% cited the lack of a qualified talent pool as a challenge to appropriately meeting their staffing needs. Today, Stoltenberg Consulting announced thirteen consultants having graduated from its Consultant Development Program to date. The program, designed to provide hospitals with first-time, certified consultants, continues to deliver cost-effective results to the
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Avinent Launches First Google Glass App for Dental Surgery

Avinent Launches First Google Glass App for Dental Surgery

  Avinent launches the world's first Google Glass app for dental surgery to provide clinicians with access to precise step by step information minimizing risk during implant surgery  Avinent, a Barcelona, Spain-based dental implant company has developed a new Google Glass app for assisting surgeons with dental implant procedures. The application called Avinent Glass was developed in partnership with the software development company Droiders and Dr. Jesús López Vilagran opens up
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Meet the New York Digital Health Accelerator 2014 Class of 7 Startups

New York Digital Health Accelerator Announces Inaugural Class

The New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA) has announced their 2014 class of seven early and growth stage digital health companies selected through a competitive process of over one hundred applicants by the executives and 23 healthcare systems.  During the four-month program, participating start-ups will: - receive direct mentorship by twenty-three leading healthcare organizations, including insurance companies, medical centers and hospital groups - fine-tune and develop their
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Top 5 Most Widely Used EHRs by Physicians

Top 5 Most Widely Used EHRs by Physicians

Medscape EHR Report 2014 reveals the top 5 most widely used EHRs by physicians  Epic, Cerner, Allscripts, eClinicalWorks and NextGen have been named the most widely used EHRs by physicians, according to Medscape's EHR Report. Epic continues to dominate the EHR market for hospitals and health systems with 37% of users, nearly three times as many as Cerner with 13% of hospital users. eClinicalworks was rated first in usage (10%) and NextGen and PractieFusion tied for second place with 8% each for
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Survey: 22% of Physicians Are Opting Out of Meaningful Use

Opting Out of Meaningful Use

22% of physicians are opting out of meaningful use, according to the 2014 Medscape EHR Report. The survey found that 16% said they will never attest to meaningful use requirements, and another 6% of participants said they are abandoning meaningful use after meeting the requirements in previous years, up 2% from 2012. Overall, 78% of participating physicians said they were attesting to meaningful use Stage 1(30%) or Stage 2 (48%) in 2014. The key findings are based on 18,575 physicians across
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Castlight Health Partners with Teladoc for Telehealth Integration

Castlight Health Partners with Teladoc

Enterprise Healthcare Cloud provider, Castlight Health has signed a partnership with Teladoc, the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider with more than 8 million members. This relationship enables Teladoc to offer its telehealth services through Castlight’s technology suite to all enterprises that work with both Castlight and Teladoc. Castlight empowers large businesses to manage healthcare spending and enables employees and families to make informed choices with a clear understanding
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ProTransport-1 to Deploy Google Glass in Ambulances and Mobile Medicine Units

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ProTransport-1 partners with CrowdOptic to deploy Google Glass in ambulances and mobile medicine units for real-time video evaluation of patients during transport. ProTransport-1, a Northern California based medical transport provider has announced a software partnership with CrowdOptic, maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting solutions to deploy the CrowdOptic Google Glass broadcasting solution in its ambulances and mobile medicine units.
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Blueprint Health Reveals 7 New Startups for its Sixth Class

Blueprint Health Showcases Its Fifth Class at Demo Day in NYC

Blueprint Health, a NYC based mentor-focused health technology accelerator, today anounced its sixth class of seven startups. Blueprint is a member of TechStars’ Global Accelerator Network. Below are brief descriptions of each of the 11 companies that just joined the accelerator. Each startup will receive $20k in funding, mentorship from some of the leading players in the provider, payor, and pharma space, office, and more in exchange for 6 percent equity. The program started this week on July
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DreamIt Health Philadelphia Announces Third Cycle of Health Tech Startups

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Independence Blue Cross (Independence), Penn Medicine, and DreamIt Ventures today announce the third cycle of nine health-tech startups selected to participate in DreamIt Health Philadelphia 2014. The selected startup teams will participate in a 16-week boot camp from July 21 through November 7 to rapidly achieve key business milestones in building high-growth potential companies. Each team will receive: - $50,000 in seed capital - coaching/mentorship from successful tech entrepreneurs -
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