Galen's January Newsletter reflects on the year that was and offers predictions for the year ahead. 
Galen Healthcare Solutions


January 2017


Solving for Today.
Preparing for Tomorrow.

While the holiday season is a time to celebrate with family, friends, and coworkers alike, we also recognize it as a time to give back. This year our Burlington and Boston offices sponsored families in need for the holidays. We also took some time to reflect on and celebrate our accomplishments from 2016, as well as years prior. Here’s just a sampling of some of our major milestones as Galen looks forward to our 12th year of business:

These accomplishments are a result of the collective efforts between our clients and the Galen team. It is truly a testament to your continued trust, dedication, and commitment. For that, we would like to express our deepest gratitude.

While it is important to take time to reflect, renew and refresh, we must not rest on our laurels. With 2017 now upon us, many wonder what the New Year has in store for healthcare IT. In our featured article, we offer a look back on our 2016 predictions and have provided our prognostications for what 2017 will hold. As you’ll note in our predictions, we anticipate further consolidation, both in the provider and vendor community, driving M&A. As such, we predict that healthcare organizations will continue to address needs from a data migration and archival perspective.

In addition, as a sign of our commitment to being the best possible industry resource, we are excited to offer a fresh round of complimentary webinars. Topics cover a range of important industry issues including legacy application support, data archival strategy, business continuity, and data migration. Please join us by clicking on the registration links within this newsletter.

Lastly, it’s hard to believe, but HIMSS17 is right around the corner – less than 6 weeks away! HIMSS is always an exciting time for us, and this year we will be showcasing our VitalCenter Online Archival product. Please schedule some time for a meeting or a demo at Booth #4448. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Our Newsletter also reports on:

  • An update from our client-led MEDITECH Rules Focus Group, centered around development of an out of the box, plug and play, deliverable 6.x Rules package;
  • Continuation of the CHIME Fall Forum Interview series featuring Dr. R. Hal Baker, Sr. VP Clinical Improvement & CIO, Wellspan Health and David Runt, CIO, Contra Costa Health Services;
  • 5-point healthcare data archival methodology comparison whitepaper.

I hope that you find this information helpful, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

Steve Brewer, Chief Executive Officer


Upcoming Events

[Healthcare Informatics Sponsored] Expert Panel: Seamless EHR Transition Through Data Migration

FEB 7:
Application Management & Support Best Practices: Reducing Costs and Gaining Operational Efficiencies and Flexibility

FEB 14:
Business Continuity Planning: Documentation During EMR Downtimes

FEB 19-23:
HIMSS 2017: Visit Booth 4448 for a chance to win an Apple Watch

MAR 1:
Data Migrations powered by GalenETL

MAR 8:
[HealthSystemCIO Sponsored] Healthcare Data Archival Strategy

MAR 15:
What to Expect When Migrating: A Walk Through a Clinical Data Migration


This Issue

Our Top 10 Blogs of 2016

Happy New Year! Make one of your resolutions for 2017 to learn something new. We've made it easy as we look back at our top read blogs of 2016; from MACRA rulings to EHR system updates. Galen will continue to evaluate and anticipate market trends and client need, and synthesize resources, services & solutions to enable our clients

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Assessing the past and predicting the future for 2017

With the holiday season behind us, we reflect on the past year and start to look towards the new one. What were your predictions for 2016? Here’s what we were predicting would happen, were we right or wrong? We also take a look at our top 6 predictions for 2017

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5 Point Healthcare Data Archival Comparison

Many existing archival solutions that have gained popularity with large healthcare organizations are ones that are also frequently utilized by other sectors and often claim to be able to “archive anything.” The idea of retiring all applications into a single logical archival solution is very appealing, but this approach can be a dangerous one. Take a deep drive into archival strategy with our whitepaper

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CHIME Fall Forum Interview Series

Gain cogent and salient insights with the latest interviews in the series. Dr. R. Hal Baker of WellSpan Health talks about the importance of having an integrated patient record across the system as his organization finalizes their Epic transition plans. Everything health-related under a singular patient record? That's most healthcare organization's dream, but at Contra Costa Health Services, where David Runt is CIO, it's a reality.

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MEDITECH Rules Focus Group #NerdyWork

Earlier this month, we launched our first official MEDITECH Rules Focus Group. It was clear there was a need among MEDITECH customers given the high demand stemming from the rules webinar we conducted in the fall. Our clients were in need of help to address gaps in functionality. This provided the motivation and inspiration to start the group. Check out a sneak preview of what we've been working on & see how you can get involved.

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The Holidays: time to celebrate and give back

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family, friends, and coworkers. At Galen, we like to show employee appreciation by hosting annual holiday parties for each of our offices. Galen also recognizes this as a time to give back. This year our Burlington and Boston offices were both able to sponsor families in need for the holidays. Catch up on all our holiday happenings on our blog!

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