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October 31, 2014

Shifting Focus Back To Healthcare from IT

Posted by Eric Paternoster (View Profile | View All Posts) at 6:55 AM

Healthcare-IT2.jpg Healthcare organizations need to look beyond the traditional build vs. buy model and adopt a 'platform-oriented' approach to IT instead

US healthcare industry is in the midst of a perfect storm. Healthcare expenditures have risen to a whopping $3 trillion, about 17 percent of the entire gross domestic product (GDP) and are expected to increase further. Healthcare organizations are under tremendous pressure to improve health outcomes and lower costs amidst rapid consumerization in an active regulatory environment.

How can healthcare organizations re-focus on their core business or mission of healthcare? By re-thinking the approach to healthcare IT.

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May 11, 2013

A New Way of Thinking About Healthcare & the Public Sector

Posted by Eric Paternoster (View Profile | View All Posts) at 5:42 AM

20130430-InfoSys-Inauguration-VPw087.jpg(L)County Executive Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County, Maryland and Eric Paternoster, Member of the Board, CEO and President, Infosys Public Services (R)inaugurate Infosys Public Services new HQ and first delivery center in US.

Infosys Public Services is at the forefront of the transformation of the healthcare industry and its relationship with the public sector. That's why I'm excited about the company's new headquarters and delivery center in Rockville, Maryland. The combined facility reinforces our commitment to our clients and to the communities in which we operate.

Infosys, our parent company, set up Infosys Public Services as a separate American subsidiary in 2009. Doing so let us bring the best of both worlds to healthcare and to the public sector. Along the way, we've developed innovative industry solutions. Better still, we've tapped into the expertise of our parent company, an expansive global corporation.

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March 27, 2013

Remaking Healthcare: A Modern Prescription

Posted by Eric Paternoster (View Profile | View All Posts) at 11:45 AM


Why Healthcare Reform - Overview  [Source:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Fdbse0tq0 ]

There's a saying on Wall Street that two emotions drive investors into the market: fear and greed. But there's only one element that keeps investors on the sidelines: uncertainty. Once uncertainty is removed and investors can see signs that the market is headed one direction or another, things heat up.  

For American healthcare, any uncertainty around reform legislation was effectively laid to rest last year.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will more or less remain intact despite a long history of controversy - including a Supreme Court challenge.

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March 22, 2013

As Insurers Prepare for Healthcare Reform, Are Private Exchanges in Their Blind Spots?

Posted by Eric Paternoster (View Profile | View All Posts) at 10:36 AM

 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Explained  [Source:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM4sM297Jl8]


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is going to have a profound effect on all aspects of life, particularly for the nearly 50 million Americans who will now be part of the healthcare system. 

The plan aims to make comprehensive healthcare more accessible and affordable to all Americans. The more that both individuals and companies know about how this transformation will effect them, the better they'll be able to position themselves to take advantage of all its intended benefits. Indeed, fully implementing such a sweeping policy change is going to be the biggest challenge.

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November 5, 2012

ICD-10 is Inevitable but so are its Benefits

Posted by Eric Paternoster (View Profile | View All Posts) at 4:48 AM


The US presidential campaign is in full swing and we've entered the final stretch leading up to election day.  The economy is a central topic with taxes front and center.  Regardless of which side you're on, each candidate has his own plan for reforming the tax code to alleviate the burden on the middle class and jump-start the economy.  The final outcome for tax reform may still be up in the air, but an equally transformative change in healthcare is certain to happen with ICD-10 adoption, healthcare's equivalent of the tax code in terms of its complexity.  And while the candidates argue over who benefits with their tax plans, smart adoption of ICD-10 can lead to more efficient, effective and higher quality healthcare for everyone.

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