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HSi Appoints Medical Informatics Expert to Advisory Board


Well-known healthcare IT leader to bring industry insights and best practices to guide company growth and consulting service expansion

Bainbridge Island, Wash., February 03, 2016—Health Systems informatics (HSi), a healthcare consulting and solutions firm, announced today that Dr. William Bria, Chairman of the Board at the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), has joined its 2016 Advisory Board.

“We are excited to add Dr. Bria’s leadership and expertise to our advisors,” says Gerry Bartley, Chairman and CEO of HSi. “With the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, we found it imperative to engage experts in the healthcare industry in order to meet present and future client requirements.”

The Board is comprised of members with extensive industry knowledge in healthcare administration, medicine and large-scale health IT initiatives. Now into its second year, the Board provides objective council on strategic business direction, how to address opportunities and challenges, and company alignment with industry trends.

The 2016 members of HSi’s Advisory Board include:

Dr. William Bria II, MDChairman of the Board of Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and CMIO of visualDX.

Dr. Bria is a renowned leader in medical informatics having been on both the operational and strategic side of healthcare IT during his career. He directed the medical informatics plan for an IBM partner actively engaged with the development of the latest technologies applied to patient care, and also directed the medical informatics plan for a 22 hospital system spanning across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Dr. Bria spent several years handling the strategic planning, selection, design, management and implementation of large-scale clinical information systems, as well as sharing his knowledge though professorships and positions on a variety of advisory councils and boards both domestically and abroad.

Florence S. Chang, MBAExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MultiCare Health System.

Florence’s areas of responsibility include 5 hospitals and over 100 sites of care, Heart Institute, Behavioral Health, Retail Health and Community Based Care, Facility Management, as well as Information Services. She came to MultiCare in 2006 and was instrumental in leading the system-wide implementation of their electronic health record system, achieving MultiCare’s goal of “One Patient, One Record.” Prior to her current position, Florence served as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Support Services. She has also been a partner at Dearborn Advisors and held various leadership positions at Kaiser Permanente in California.

“In the new year, we look forward to the continuation of delivering value-based consulting and advisory services, including Population Health Management, Data Analytics and traditional Optimization and Continuous Improvement to our clients, “says Randy Carson, President and COO of HSi. “Our Advisory Board is a key strategic resource to strengthen our vision and execution of our service delivery to ensure value outcomes to our clients.”

Based on recommendations from the Board in 2015, HSi has invested in career development by implementing a project management (PM) training program that requires all employees to complete a basic level of PM competencies, and encouraging industry training and certifications such as Epic’s Healthy Planet and MEDITECH’s READY install. The commitment to continuous improvement nurtures a positive and rewarding work environment—HSi holds one of the highest retention rates in the industry—and facilitates greater customer satisfaction and outcomes.

About HSi

Health Systems informatics (HSi) is a healthcare consulting and solutions firm focused on delivering high quality consulting and support services that enable healthcare organizations to select, implement, manage and optimize the right information technology applications and systems to yield and maintain best practices. We remain focused on providing value-driven results in strategic services, clinical informatics, data and information management, EHR implementation, system and process optimization, meaningful use strategy and execution, project and change management and value management services. Built on a foundation of robust, diverse, healthcare talent and a “clients as partners” business philosophy, HSi provides value and support in today’s ever-changing healthcare market. For more information, visit



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