symplr in the Spotlight, May, 2023

Each month we provide a roundup of news, awards, and features about symplr and symplr's subject-matter experts.

symplr coverage at HIMSS 2023

5 Key Executives Share Key Takeaways from HIMSS23

In a roundup article discussing insights from the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2023 conference, symplr CEO BJ Schaknoswki and President Nicole Rogas provided commentary from their time at the conference.

The potential to save on streamlined architecture was a significant theme at HIMSS this year,” said BJ Schaknowski. “Many agreed that hospitals are only taking advantage of a small percentage of the multi-million-dollar systems available to them. And as financial pressures increase, healthcare leaders are implementing more deliberate decision-making to better leverage vendor partnerships and optimize software purchases. Spending is focused on enterprise-wide solutions as opposed to best-in-breed and price sensitivity is a major factor in software purchasing.”

“Health equity was a cornerstone of conversation this year at HIMSS, and rightfully so,” said Nicole Rogas. “Together, as healthcare vendors and providers, we need to come together to provide a solution. Every person should have access to care, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, etc. Organizations emphasized the potential for digital health to bridge the health equity gap by increasing access for patients and eliminating barriers to care. In support of health equity initiatives, interoperability remains top of mind for industry leaders. When health equity is a key objective in data strategies amongst providers and vendors we can develop and deliver solutions that pave the way toward more equitable care, improving health outcomes, and reducing health disparities.”

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Healthcare IT Today Interview with Nicole Rogas at HIMSS23

John Lynn, founder and editor of Healthcare Scene, interviewed symplr president Nicole Rogas at HIMSS23 to discuss the healthcare industry and how symplr is a market leader in healthcare operations.

Nicole Rogas

Nicole highlights the symplr suites and how managing four key areas (provider data management; workforce management; compliance, quality and safety; and contract, supplier and spend management) can streamline and optimize healthcare operations across the enterprise.

She adds, “Retaining the best talent is more important than ever before. We are really excited to introduce these product offerings to the market to expand the positive impact we have on healthcare.”

Watch the interview here. 


symplr wins MedTech Breakthrough and Stevie Awards  

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symplr has been selected as a winner of the 2023 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program, taking home the “Best Provider Data Management Platform" award for symplr Directory.

The MedTech Breakthrough Awards program is an independent program devoted to honoring excellence in medical and health-related technology companies, products, services and people.  Read more.

Additionally, symplr Directory was chosen as a Bronze Winner in the “Achievement in Product Innovation” category of The Stevie® Awards, the world's premier business awards. The Stevie Awards were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of organizations’ and professionals’ achievements and positive contributions worldwide. In short order, the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted prizes. The Stevie Awards are open to all organizations operating in the U.S.A. and feature a wide variety of categories to recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Read more.


5 issues that are keeping healthcare operations compliance professionals up at night 

Lynne Rinehimer, Esq., symplr compliance and sales engineer manager, discussed the latest trends and challenges in healthcare compliance in a recent interview with the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

According to Rinehimer, rarely has the compliance landscape been more muddled or presented more of a challenge for healthcare organizations. “It just feels unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” said Lynne Rinehimer, who has worked in the compliance field since 1998. “So many big areas, big things that organizations need to be in compliance with.”

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Views on adopting a clinically integrated approach to supply chain management

Dee Donatelli, senior director of spend management at symplr, discussed supply chain management in health systems in a recent article in Chief Healthcare Executive.

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Dee Donatelli, senior director of spend management at symplr, discussed supply chain management in health systems in a recent article in Chief Healthcare Executive.

Donatelli said, “Building a clinically integrated supply chain is a continuous evolution for even the most mature health systems. By integrating clinical insights into supply chain management strategy, hospital leaders can create cost savings without compromising patient care. The combination of human and technology-centered processes allows decision-makers to identify the most effective products, optimize their inventory levels, and reduce supply chain costs. This is essential for the long-term success of any healthcare organization and should be a top priority for hospital leaders.”

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