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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Stanford University Medical School to Deploy Google Glass to Improve Surgeon Training

Google Glass Medical Education Surgery

CrowdOptic partners with Stanford University Medical Center to deploy Google Glass to evaluate training in a variety of surgical settings for faculty and students.  CrowdOptic, a maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting solutions, today announced that the company is working with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center to help improve resident training in complex surgical procedures, through the use of Google Glass technology. CrowdOptic is one of five
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2014 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment and Infrastructure Awards

Best in KLAS 2014

Yesterday, KLAS announced their "2014 Best in KLAS" awards for the top-performing vendor solutions in medical equipment and infrastructure. The report provides a summary of the KLAS performance rating gathered over the past 12 months for medical equipment and infrastrcture vendors in 23 segments. Each segment includes a listing of vendor products ranked according to their KLAS performance scores, which have been compiled from the feedback of thousands of healthcare providers at physicians
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SaaS EHR for Behavioral Health Qualifacts Raises Funding to Accelerate Expansion

SaaS EHR for Behavioral Health Qualifacts

SaaS EHR for behavioral health Qualifacts raises funding to strengthen market leadership with majority investment from Great Hill Partners.  Qualifacts Systems, Inc., the largest Software-as-a-Service electronic health record (EHR) provider for the behavioral health and human services industries, today announced that it has secured a majority investment from Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm with more than $3 billion under management. The recapitalization, which was led
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HHS Announces First-Ever Behavioral Health Data Visualization Challenge

HHS Announces First-Ever Behavioral Health Data Visualization Challenge

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)is hosting the first-ever behavioral health data visualization challenge called VizRisk. Its goal is to foster increased utilization, innovation, and critical analyses of publically available but underutilized government health data to better inform personal and health policy decisions.  The challenge is calling on talented designers, coders, data scientists, public health experts, and others from around the country to analyze, organize, and
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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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First Health Information Exchange in Texas and Fourth in the Nation to Achieve Full Accreditation

Health Information Exchange in Texas

HIETexas today announced that Healthcare Access San Antonio(HASA), the Health Information Exchange organization for Bexar and 21 surrounding counties in South Central Texas, has achieved full accreditation with the Texas Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (TX-HIEAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA), which operates HIETexas.
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