In the M&A+ era, healthcare consolidation agreements will be more diverse and data valuable, with technology more critical and complex. Laura Kreofsky, VP Advisory Services and Telehealth shares with HIStalk how IT leadership engagement in assessment, planning and overall transaction execution will help organization be better positioned for success.
“IT has a critical role in system and process integrations to bring measurable value to the partnership. However, IT teams are repeatedly brought in late in M&A. Critical IT decisions often go unaddressed at the strategic level. The individuals making the decisions may lack deep health IT insight. IT is often left to determine how to execute, not innovate or optimize.”
Laura Kreofsky, Pivot Point Consulting Vice President VP, Advisory & Telehealth, brings a wealth of expertise to her role leading Pivot Point Consulting’s Advisory practice. Over the past 27 years, she has led health IT planning, implementation and operations in the private and public sectors; working with and for academic medical centers, community hospitals, insurers, public health agencies and international clients. Her areas of focus include IT-enabled business strategy, IT operations and governance and industry regulations and reform. Additionally, she directs Pivot Point’s thought leadership, providing insight and guidance on health IT policy, emerging technologies and industry trends.