January 5, 2016

The new year anticipation is over and 2016 has finally made its big debut! But before jumping into our New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to take a look back at some of our biggest highlights from December. Last month was filled with interesting insights from clients who we helped finish 2015 on a high note!


CynergisTek’s VP of Compliance, David Holtzman, was listed as one of Health Data Management’sTop 50 Top Healthcare IT Experts.” David was featured among several other prominent healthcare IT leaders including John Halamka, CIO, Beth Israel Hospital, and Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.  We are proud to see our client included alongside such notable healthcare leaders!


ShapeUp CEO and Founder, Rajiv Kumar, was featured in an article on CIO.com predicting that in 2016, organizations will add or expand programs that nurture the emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of wellbeing. Check out the full article on CIO.com to learn more about how corporate fitness and wellness programs are expected to change in 2016.


SA Ignite CEO and founder, Tom Lee, sat down with Modern Healthcare to discuss value-based payment models and share how the company is helping providers optimize revenue and cope with federal reforms. Read the full article here.


Press Ganey president and Chief Medical Officer, James Merlino, MD, was featured in two articles: the first, “Physician perspective: Respect thy hospitalist” appeared in Becker’s Hospital Review, and the second, “Press Ganey Executive Urges Physicians to Embrace Hospital Medicine Care Model” appeared in The Hospitalist. Both pieces focused on why hospitalists are an underappreciated resource at hospitals, and how this dynamic impacts care delivery.


Kaufman Hall shared key findings from its survey of healthcare organizations on consumerism strategy. Overall, the survey found that hospitals and health systems are struggling to address changing healthcare consumers’ needs. Kaufman Hall stresses that organizations looking to survive in today’s value-based healthcare environment need to take a hard look at their readiness for a more activated consumer, including an understanding of consumer segments and strategies for pricing, access, and experience.


That's all for 2015, but we have plenty in store for 2016! Check back next week for wellness tips that can help you keep your New Year's resolutions. Need more details about our clients and Aria? Send us a note at info@ariamarketing.com.


Blog post written by:
Krysta Ferry
Author: Krysta Ferry
Account Executive