(Webinar) – Emergency Survival Guide: The Executive’s Guide
to Co-Managed IT

Topic:

Emergency Survival Guide: The Executive’s Guide to Co-Managed IT

Description:

Join us for our Emergency Survival Guide Webinar: The Executive’s Guide to CoManaged IT, as Healthcare Executives share their knowledge to help fellow Healthcare and Orthopedic Practices thrive in this new paradigm.

Learn from these experts as they explain a NEW approach to IT support, scaled to match your needs, without the expense and hassle of hiring a large in-house IT department.

Somerset CPAs and Advisors– Karen Clark
Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center – Chris Francis, IT Director
Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic – Kelby Tardi, CPA, CFO

It takes a small army to run your IT department.

The complexity of IT systems, combined with the growth of your practice and increased regulatory requirements, continues to rise. Many IT departments deal with being understaffed or lacking specialized knowledge in many areas such as data backup and disaster recovery, cybersecurity protections, secure cloud computing, complex database management, and more.

No one IT person can know it all or do it all.

Comanaged IT is NOT about replacing your IT department, but rather a flexible “Partnership” that fills in the gaps, supports your needs, and gives you far superior IT support and security at a much lower cost.

Our Panel of Healthcare Executives will explain how to utilize CoManaged IT to cut costs and benefit your Practice.

Time:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST

Date:

Thursday, June 11th

Karen Clark,
Somerset CPAs and Advisors

Karen Clark spent 20 years as a healthcare CIO and now provides independent technology consulting to organizations helping to align technology with their strategic goals. Prior to beginning her career at Somerset CPAs and Advisors, Karen R. Clark, CPHIMS, FHIMSS was the Chief Information Officer for OrthoTennessee. She currently serves on the HIMSS Nominating Committee, as a Healthcare Sector Chief for the FBI Infraguard alliance, and as a member of the Data Analytics & Benchmarking Council for the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE).  Previously, Ms. Clark served as Chair of the HIMSS HIT User Experience Committee, the HIMSS Global Education Committee, several CMS Technical Expert Panels, the HIMSS HIE Committee, and the AMGA CIO/CMIO Leadership Committee.  She speaks nationally on the topics of healthcare payment reform and cyber security and is passionate about transforming the use of HealthIT to better serve patients and providers.

Chris Francis, IT Director
Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center

Chris Francis is a healthcare professional with 15 years of industry experience. He currently serves as the IT Director at Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center where he oversees the day-to-day IT operations for the practice as well as long-term strategic planning and implementation of technology-related projects. Before joining the Panorama team in 2009, Chris served as an Emergency Care Sergeant in the U.S. Military where he trained and supervised over 700 personnel in battlefield trauma, triage, treatment, and medical evacuations. Chris is passionate about finding innovative IT solutions to increase efficiency, collaboration, and productivity.

Kelby H. Tardi, CPA, CFO
Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic

Kelby H. Tardi is Chief Financial Officer of Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic. She was elected to her current position in June 2008. As Chief Financial Officer, Mrs. Tardi leads the organization’s financial strategy and operations, including the audit, financial reporting, shareholder relations, planning and analysis, tax functions, as well as oversight of the finance functions of the company. Prior to her current position, Mrs. Tardi was controller, a position she held starting in April 2003. Mrs. Tardi joined Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic in 1999. Prior to joining Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, Mrs. Tardi served as Senior Accountant at Williams, Cox, Weidner and Cox CPA’s, which is now CRI – Carr Riggs and Ingram in Tallahassee.

A native of Tallahassee, Mrs. Tardi graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Mrs. Tardi is a Certified Public Accountant.