DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company providing innovative engineering and technical products, services and solutions to Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal agencies, announced today that on February 6, MacB President and CEO, Sid Fuchs, shared his business and leadership insights during the Health Care Innovation Washington D.C. (HCI-DC) conference.
Participating on panel entitled, "What We Can Learn from Other Industries", Fuchs spoke to more than 1,000 participants at the conference and online via HCI-DC's live webcast. Moderated by Harry Greenspun, MD, Senior Advisor for Health Care Transformation and Technology, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, the panelists focused on interoperability, but also delved into critical topics that included the importance of culture, planning, prioritization and strategy.
"It's not about technology, but about people and culture," Fuchs said during the event. "As leaders and managers, we have to understand that the more you are willing to share and empower others, the better your organization will be at all levels, including interoperability, growth, customer retention, etc."
In response to a question from the audience about what the healthcare industry can learn from the National Security community, Fuchs commented, "The customer drives governance, requirements and policy. Industry drives technology and innovation."
Citing an example, he went on to say, "After 9/11 it was important that the Intelligence Community improve data sharing for obvious reasons. As a result, the Government collaborated with industry to create many leading edge solutions to complex challenges that have faced our National Security community for decades. We now have many systems and methodologies in place that allow the customer to process and share tremendous amounts of intelligence data."
Additional panelists included William Check, Ph.D. SVP and Chief Technology Officer, National Cable and Telecommunications Association and Stephen Katz, founder and owner of Security Risk Solutions LLC. To view a replay of the panel discussion, click here.
HCI-DC 2014: Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System in Washington D.C., co-hosted by the West Health Institute and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, brought together key stakeholders to learn more about driving medical interoperability to improve patient care and lower health care costs. Now in its fourth year, the West Health Institute's "Health Care Innovation" series of conferences held in Washington, D.C. (HCI-DC) convenes policy makers and the public and private sectors to discuss innovative solutions to our Nation's health care challenges.
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