IKS Health Hires Dr. Par Bolina as Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO)

Dr. Bolina to lead the development of clinical offerings

07 AUGUST 2013, NEW YORK, USA
Summary
IKS Health, the world's only integrated clinical, financial and technological services company, has announced that former Saint Thomas Physician Services Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Dr. Par Bolina will join the company as its new CMIO on August 7, 2013. Dr. Bolina will oversee the development of IKS Care offerings.

IKS Health is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Par Bolina as Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO), who will be based in Nashville, TN. He will be responsible for the development of the clinical division for IKS Health that provides solutions to help physician groups and ambulatory groups redefine their business in line with the demands of current and future healthcare reform.

Dr. Bolina, an expert in the design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance informatics solutions for ambulatory practices, is highly skilled in all phases of the project lifecycle. He will design the services from initial feasibility, conceptual design to implementation and enhancement. He excels in building team-centered operating units, with excellent clinical, business-process, and strategy development skills.

Dr. Bolina brings with him a wealth of experience having worked across the spectrum of healthcare. His areas of expertise include optimizing ambulatory EHR performance, standardizing clinical workflow, achieving meaningful use, integrating inpatient with outpatient EHRs via Health Information Exchange, evaluating and implementing emerging technologies, business analytical applications and enterprise architectures.

In his last position, he served as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Saint Thomas Physician Services (STPS), prior to which he served in diverse roles over 12 years at Nashville Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Bolina completed his Internal Medicine Internship & Residency from Tufts University at Springfield, Massachusetts. He has a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and American Medical Group Association (AMGA).

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"“A partnership with IKS Health enables our clients to deliver better, safer and more cost effective care to their entire population of patients while continually enhancing the value and satisfaction of each visit for their patients, staff and clinicians.”" Dr. Par Bolina
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About IKS Health

Founded in 2007, IKS Health is the only integrated solution that enables enterprise healthcare organizations to achieve superior financial and clinical outcomes while empowering them to grow successfully, operate efficiently, and navigate industry shifts. IKS MarginIKS Practice and IKS Care solutions leverage the provider organizations existing technology to deliver industry leading results across the practice continuum. IKS Health maximizes revenue and expands margins, eases provider burden while reducing costs and supporting organizations to scale profitably. For more information please visit http://www.ikshealth.com.

Our goal is to empower better provider and patient engagement, alignment and outcome, while reducing cost.

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